You know how I stay up on the newest most poshest places in B’ham, right? Well, I don’t. But Friday I did go to two of Birmingham’s newest sensations. In honor of my friend Josie’s birth we went to El Barrio.
Our lives changed over watermelon margaritas and ribs.
I am not a ribs fan at all, as a matter of fact I’ve probably only ever had 3 bites in my entire life. I’m convinced that the ribs were delivered to our plates directly from heaven. After leaving El Barrio we went to Steelcity Pops and enjoyed fancy popsicles.
Julie and Josie enjoying popsicles! Josie picked the pineapple jalapeno!
Josie and I then wandered around a bookstore and then watched Moonrise Kingdom.
On Saturday I made homemade dog treats. True story. The pups loved them. I would like to insert that I don’t think I’m the kind of crazy pet owner that has pictures of their dogs on their mousepads and I don’t give my dogs pedicures, except that I kind of want to, so maybe I am that person.
Anyways, I finished the night with an ice-cold Fresca and The Harry Potter Weekend on ABC Family. Perfect.
Sunday I went to church. After church I saw this quote on Pinterest. I’ve been in two and a half years of transition and experienced many ups and downs, this was just good to hear.
Sunday evening we continued celebrating Josie with a dinner at Cajun Steamer.
After an intense battle with a yellow jacket I spent the night wearing my beverage. By the end of the night I was tired from laughter. What a fun weekend! It was just what the doctor ordered.
I highly recommend the recipe I’m about to share. I made it this week with some uber cheap strawberries purchased at Aldi. Now, click here for the recipe, do it, trust me. Butter aside, this cake has yogurt and fruit, so it’s a healthy dessert, right?
Ok, so now that you have read the recipe here are my thoughts.
1. I made it with non-fat vanilla yogurt, because that’s what I had at home. I didn’t have greek yogurt and my cake turned out fine.
2. I will add more lemon next time. I love lemon. As far as I’m concerned the more zest, the better.
3. I love a blueberry/lemon combo. In the near future I plan either picking blueberries, or buying them super cheap at Aldi. I think I’m going to substitute the strawberries with blueberries. Can we say, “Yum!”
One of things I intended on cooking this week was Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Squares. It seemed relatively healthy, plus it had the words peanut butter and banana in the title. Can’t go wrong with that combo. My week’s been busier than anticipated, so I have not been able to get around to it. This morning I woke up early and decided to make them, boy am I glad I did. Yum! Click on the picture below for this wonderful recipe! Thanks Gingerbread Bagels for sharing such a delicious breakfast!