My birthday was
On my day, I had flowers delivered from some teachers I used to work with. They sent along a very sweet card that had me crying in my office. Dave took me to my favorite restaurant for dinner. It was a wonderful way to end a cold week here in Fairbanks. We had a great dinner and were asleep by 9:00, a total win.
On Saturday, friends came over for dinner, and to learn how to play cribbage. My grandpa Stejer always said a man wasn't worth marrying if he didn't know how to play cribbage (Good thing Dave knows how or obviously, it would have been a deal breaker). They brought me the perfect gift for our summer camping. Bruce makes fly rods and he decorated these plastic champagne glasses with Green Bay colors for me. No more plastic water cups for my camping champagne!
Sunday we had family dinner, and I got more presents! I was really spoiled and I'm looking forward to enjoying all my treats.
On Saturday, I made dessert of brownies and ice cream. Bruce has to be dairy free so I made Keto ice cream with MCT oil and made brownies in these cute little cast iron skillets. Each person got their own skillet with a scoop of ice cream on top. They were rich and decadent.
At work the office threw me a little birthday party, with keto friendly treats and all! I was really surprised.
The best present I got was on last Thursday when I went for my 6 month mammogram and all was clear. I only have one side now to check so I asked if they would only charge me 1/2 the price. My niece was in the next room waiting for her's and heard me. She had to text me so we could laugh together in our separate rooms.
So, this is going to be my regular reminder: Go get your girls squished.
I will continue to celebrate my birthday month with lots of Keto treats and just a little champagne. After all a girl doesn't celebrate being 29 for the 27th time every year.
Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking, Maria Emmerich
1/2 cup unsalted butter or coconut oil if dairy free
1 cup unsweetened coca powder
1 cup Swerve confectioners'-style sweetener or equivalent amount of powdered erythritol
4 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. fine sea salt
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line an 8x4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and grease well.
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the batter until smooth. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the brownies to cool.
Single serving option: butter a 4-ounce ramekin or skillet and fill two-thirds full with batter. Bake for 10-13 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before topping with ice cream, or cool completely and frost with your favorite frosting.
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January 23, 2018 Sunrise 10:03 am Sunset 4:02 pm Temp. H -19/ L -23°F