Birthday Gifts

03 Apr

Dearest hubby K,

Happy Birthday! I know you’re pretty sensitive for getting a year older that you even had hard time sleeping last night so I understand that you had to sleep in today. And I didn’t mind you woke me up earlier this morning to keep you company until you could fall asleep and even though I couldn’t really go back to sleep, I wasn’t cranky either (Thanks to Paleo/Primal that my body doesn’t get sluggish that easily).

I woke up and had a grand plan for the upcoming week meal to make sure you won’t be food deprived. 😛

But first of all, let me fueled myself with some breakfast which mostly left over Stir fry Kale with bacon and last of purple yam. Oh not forgetting my usual loose leaf tea.

I remembered you liked my Almond Butter Beef I made last time, even though it got burned a bit, so I made that specially for you today.

At the same time, I had to replenish my post workout meal (aka sweet potatoes) so I baked these in the oven in 425°F for about 45 minutes after brushing them with avocado oil.

I also pre-cutting all the necessary vegetables, sauteing grass fed ground beef as our emergency protein supply and made Roasted Curried Cauliflower.

While doing all of these, I had a sudden crave of Hard Boiled Eggs Stew and decided to make that one as well.

I got all of these ready by lunch time and sorry, sweet potatoes are only here just for the picture-sake 😛 But don’t worry, you’re more than welcome to have them if you like.

Did you see the Almond Butter Beef? It’s the center dish and I’m happy this time it turned out PERFECT. I was so happy that you told me you really enjoyed it a lot and couldn’t stop raving about it.

And after lunch, I wasn’t completely done with our meal prep. Remember the giant butternut squash I got couple days ago? I’m planning to make Butternut Squash puree so I cooked them in my pressure cooker. I had to do them twice since my pressure cooker couldn’t contain the whole thing at once.

While waiting for the squash to be done I did quick house cleaning that I’ve been neglecting for a while and I take this as my workout of the day.

Since today was your special day, I decided to go with you to your parent’s house for a family dinner, even though I know I won’t be able to stay truly paleo/primal due. That’s what 80/20 rules in primal are for.

You know I used to like your mom’s homemade deep fried vegetable rice paper wrap but know it’s not Paleo/Primal compliant, so you were willing to split some with me, even though you already had one earlier.

Came back home, you surprised me with these!

Aww, that’s so nice of you! I know we share the same birthday month but you really didn’t have to give this iPod touch and a case as an early birthday gift for me.

Not to mention I got an early birthday gift from Clif® Bar as well!

Umm….I feel bad for not giving you gifts for your birthday except for this bowl full of strawberries, blueberries and grapes

….which in the end I ate the most!

Hope you enjoy your birthday “gifts” from me and thank you for your early birthday gift to me 😀

From your wife


Posted by on April 3, 2011 in food, life


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7 responses to “Birthday Gifts

  1. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    April 4, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    This is the loveliest birthday post of all times. 🙂

  2. LeQuan

    April 4, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Aww, that’s so sweet of the both of you. I’m sure K knows that just because you didn’t give him a gift on this day, your love and meals you cook for him everyday are more than enough to show how much he really means to you. Happy birthday to K!

  3. Panda

    April 4, 2011 at 5:00 am

    That is so cute 🙂 I really enjoyed reading this. You guys sound like me and my husband! I gift him things like a nice meal often and then eat most of it 😉

  4. Daphne

    April 3, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Aww!!! How awesome! Sounds like you guys had a terrific day! And a happy early birthday to you too! ;D


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