Today we did fit in a good couple hours of educational activity. I am still amazed that D actually asks to do more – I really hope it lasts.
We eventually had to break for lunch but seriously, D was still asking to do more work in one of the workbooks that we have been using.
I had an english muffin topped with cottage cheese and hemp seeds and a hard boiled egg.
I also had a peeled and chopped apple with cinnamon.
I did some baking this afternoon – I will reveal that at the end.
For dinner I ventured into the land of oat bran in a jar. HEAB’s amazing invention has been all over the blog circuit and I just had to see what all the hype is about.
I made D a sunbutter sandwich for lunch but there was a teeny bit of sunbutter left in the jar so I saved it for just this purpose.
I cooked up 1/2 a cup of oat bran mixed with water, 1/2 a scoop Vanilla Jay Robb Rice Protein powder, 1/2 a cup canned organic butternut squash, cinnamon and blueberries.
It was super creamy, filling and absolutely delicious.
So now onto what I was busy making today. Charlie is not a fan of chocolate cake because he thinks that the chocolate flavor is just meh. He is a huge dark chocolate fan so the chocolate flavor really has to knock his socks off. I have a bag of dark cocoa that I use to make him chocolate cake with and he LOVES it.
I used the America’s Test Kitchen recipe for chocolate cupcakes but I made 6 jumbo cupcakes………..
…..and a full size cake. The frosting is a knock off of the Oreo cream filling (thanks to King Arthur Flour).
Charlie ate one of the cupcakes and was in a chocolate daze while he devoured it. I’d say that I did good.
Tonight I am hoping to get into bed early – tomorrow is a cleaning day. I am up for a busy morning since I have to get D to school at 12:30 and I usually get finished cleaning just before lunch. At least I will have a few hours to recoup while he is at school. That being said, I am not sure when I will be posting tomorrow. I hope you don’t mind?
Have a great night.