Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Happy Birthday, Veronica!
Veronica, our middle child, turned seven today! She has been extremely excited for the last month about this. Very cute.
For the last week she has been going over the list of foods she would want on her birthday
"For breakfast, I want waffles with butter and syrup. And lunch I want fried chicken strips. And dinner, I want a hamburger *with a bun*, Mom! And a really big strawberry cake with chocolate icing!"
I broke it to her yesterday that she could not have all those things to eat, and she could pick one meal where she could deviate from the Primal menu. She chose hamburgers with fries. So we went to Cheeburger Cheeburger.
Everyone (except me) ordered a ham/cheeseburger *with a bun*. I had mine on a bed of lettuce and some mustard on the side. We knew that Cheeburger had recently started serving sweet potato fries, so we ordered those instead of the regular white potato fries. Now, my order did come with the white fries, so I ate TEN, and sent the rest back. If you've ever had Cheeburger fries, you know that I should be declared a hero. Now, it is true that they fry their fries in peanut oil, so even the SPF weren't on the Primal-approved list, but we figured it was better to be half on than all the way off.
The kids seemed to have done well with the bread and the peanut oil. I saw no stomach issues or behavioral issues with them later on. Still, I wouldn't want them eating this stuff frequently.
Tom, however, had some stomach issues a few hours later. Being the heroic wife I am, I would never say "see? I've told you for at least five years that gluten was the cause of your issues, but, noooo, you wouldn't listen." I mean, really, wives don't really do the "I told you so" routine, right?
Then I made her cake. I took the recipe from the website I posted a few days back in "Cake again?!". It turned out fairly well. It called for 1/2 cup almond flour on top of 1/2 cup coconut flour. Well, Veronica is allergic to almonds, and I don't have almond flour, so I used 1 cup of coconut flour. Well, that made one dense cake, let me tell you. But the taste and texture were at least cake-like! Just ... really heavy. I made a chocolate icing with melted dark (70%) chocolate and incorporated it into a cup of coconut cream. Pour that on top and you have your strawberry-chocolate cake.
So happy birthday to our little Veronica!