I’m back on the program- or technically, back on the app. Half way through my birthday week last week I gave up trying to enter food items into my Lose It weight loss/ maintenance app. By Thursday, when I sat down to dinner at Minetta Tavern it was confirmed that was the correct decision. After all, I’m guessing their Black Label Burger is definietly not listed as a food choice and I was concerned the dessert we had after the burger would have spontaneoulsy combusted my iphone. Anyway, I digress… let’s focus on the enjoyable part of the week and all the sweets I enjoyed…
We kicked off the week with a dinner with friends. My friend Kevin and I have back to back birthday dates so we celebrated together with our big group of friends at the delicious Italian restaurant Brioso. The appetizers and entrees were absolutely delicious… then came the dessert spread which was a combo of desserts from the resturant and baked goods from Janine and Kathleen- both excellent bakers!
The next night we celebrated with my family at their favorite Italian restaurant, Divina. Do you sense a theme here?
I was hoping to take a break from the sweets for a few days but then was reminded that my friend Carrie from Goodiebox Bake Shop shares my birthday week!
I was really excited when Amanda volunteered to get us an actual birthday night reservation at Minetta Tavern for my and Kevin’s birthdays. Even though I had abandoned food tracking by then, in preperation for this dinner I ate cereal and yogurt with fruit all day…
On Saturday and Sunday I hosted back to back Spring and Easter Cookie Decorating workshops (more on that to follow) so we took it easy and had quiet dinners at home. BUT I did end the week with one final sweet… Lots of people ask me, “Do you still enjoy eating your cookies?” The answer is Yes! Of coarse! They make me happy in so many ways… I brought this cookie back from the workshop. It was my first demo of day on Sunday. Nothing too fancy, no where near perfect, (actually a little burnt on the edges) but no matter… It was sweet and delicous, just like my birthday week!
Thank you for the wonderful birthday sweets and wishes! Here’s to another amazing year… Life IS Sweet! Xo Dani