What a sweet day today is! Today is the anniversary of when our oldest son, Jeremiah was diagnosed 5 years ago with type 1 diabetes. We have a fun day planned to celebrate this milestone and how proud we are of him. Daddy even took the day off to be with us. But first! We have to start the day with a fun, healthy breakfast.
Breakfast pizza! My kids love breakfast pizza, probably because it has the word pizza in it. Hey, whatever! This is certainly Levi’s absolute favorite breakfast. He ate 3 pizzas! That’s 6 eggs! And he’s only 2!
After breakfast we went over to the Cool Zoo and had a blast! Doesn’t it look like fun?! We ran through downpours of water and went down every slide at least a dozen times. It felt great, like we were all kids!
We had a great time and ate a great lunch. I packed a huge selection of Jeremiah’s tuna salad, cucumber slices, fruit salad, bananas, figs, and sliced ham.
Sounds like a weird combo, I know, but it worked!
After lunch, as per Jeremiah’s request, we went to the movies to see Ice Age 3. We all really do enjoy a good tub of popcorn with butter poured all over it, and silently I think we were all missing it. Mommy to the rescue! I packed a bag of pig chips from the farmers market, raw lemon cookies and plantain chips. Not one complaint and they ate it all! The movie was hilarious btw, go see it!
If ribs are on the menu at a restaurant you know that’s what Jeremiah will be ordering. We talked with him for days of where he wanted to eat tonight but could not come up with a place. Then (mommy again to the rescue) I suggested we, or daddy, make ribs at home and ding, ding ding!
Only problem was that daddy has never made ribs! Haha, only a small set-back. Alissa recommended this recipe for a dry rub and I had the full intention of following this recipe to the T, until Brandon started putting it together and realized we were missing half the ingredients. Thank goodness for a creative wife. I threw some stuff together, smothered it all over the ribs and as Bobby Flay would say, “The rest is history!”
I also “threw” together a fabulous new recipe that I like to call, Sweet Potato Cinni-Mash! Dang, it was superb, if I do say so myself. Imagine sweet potato pie, minus the pie. Reminds me of Thanksgiving in a bowl. Recipe for both of these coming soon….
So, as you can tell, dinner was a hit. Our plate consisted of ribs, sweet potato cinni-mash, grilled zucchini and squash, and a biscuit. No, biscuits are not on our normal menu but you know what? Jeremiah wanted a biscuit with dinner and by-golly I made him a biscuit. I got the recipe from Paleo Comfort Foods and they were perfect. This was a meal for a king….now we’ll go back to being peasants.
The ribs were divine, the cinni-mash was incredible, the veggies were crisp, and the biscuits were perfect. Jeremiah’s anniversary was exactly how he wanted it: lots of fun with the fam and great food!
I am so proud of Jeremiah for all he has achieved and I’m proud of my family for successfully getting through Day 2 of our Whole30. Day 3 here we come!