Saturday, July 25, 2009

Happy Birthday, Teenager & Mushroom Love Continued

The teenager turned 18!!! Yes, 18 years! I. Can't. Believe. It. I know, it's such a cliche, but it truly seems like yesterday that I brought him home from the hospital. I now know why I'll always be my parents' baby at almost 40 years old... Anyway, Happy Birthday, Teenager! I love you! I loved every minute I spent with you - the good moments, the exciting moments, the bad moments, and even the ugly moments (but honestly, there truly weren't many of those!).

We celebrated with a yummy lemon/almond cake from Whole Foods. It was delicious...

I had planned a spinach salad with poached eggs, but the organic portobello mushrooms looked sooo good, so I switched it up a bit and topped the salad with grilled mushrooms. We also got some organic, artisan cheddar cheese and I shaved some on the top of the salad. It was delicious.

Questions: Do you have any plans for the weekend?

Be well,


  1. That cake is beautiful! Happy Birthday to your "baby"!
    Thank you for your comment on my last post...I really appreciate the support!

  2. Anonymous7/25/2009

    Whoa I want a piece of that cake! Happy Birthday to your baby boy... I just love the kids birthdays. I don't even care about my own anymore, theirs are so much more fun. :)

  3. The cake looks wonderful, and so does the salad! I really like portobello mushrooms. Your son must have a mature pallet! I mean, I guess he's 18, that is usually about when men finally learn how to eat healthy, wholesome, delicious foods :)

    This weekend I plan on working hard on my thesis, and going to the Jazz and Rib festival! I'm excited (for the ribs at least...)

  4. Anonymous7/25/2009

    Can you believe I have never had a portobello mushroom?! They are on my "to-try" list for sure. Salad and cake look really, really good! I try to appreciate each day w/ my kids because I can imagine it goes by super-fast.

    Plans for this weekend? B-day party, family BBQ and hopefully a healthy dose of exercise :-)

  5. yeah, lemon cake of any kind makes me happy

    happy 18th to your Teen and to you Mama! Mine is 15 and we are just hitting ... the fun years! hahaha but it's mostly all good, like you!

    he's a great kid as I am sure yours is.... that and we both have toddlers to bring extra fun and love too!

    great times and great eats! I adore P mushrooms!

    oh, and the weekend??? we had a DATE last night, short but so wonderful. Today we did some food shopping and now we're resting ... just an easy weekend.

  6. Happy Birthday Teenager! That cake looks YUM. Love that you're still feeling the mushrooms - they're BY FAR my favorite veggie! Can't get enough. My weekend is CHILL -tonight will involve reading and watching crap TV - woo!

  7. Happy Birthday, Teenager! The cake looks delicious!

    We went on a long hike early this morning. Now we are just relaxing.

  8. My oldest turned 18 last year. It was happy and sad at the same time! That cake looks great.

    My hubby and the oldest 5 are out to a ballgame. I'm glad I got picked to stay home with the two little ones!

  9. Happy Birthday, teenager!! It does go by fast. I was just thinking that today as I looked at my 13 year old son who is taller than me!!

    We had a great day at the pool today!

  10. I want a taste of that cake! It looks so delicious!