Dinner and family time was great, even though Big Brown losing definitely put a damper on everyone’s mood. We were all so pumped up about it and it came as such a shock. I guess that’s why there hasn’t been a triple crown winner in 30 years…pretty hard to do! I started watching pre-race stuff around 4:30 with my parents and we all had a cosmo that my mom had made. I also snacked on a few almonds that were on the table. The homemade cosmos came out pretty good! I’m not sure exactly how strong these were because normally, if I have more than one cosmo its enough to make me fall off my chair. I think my mom might have made my second one a virgin one ;). I’m just kidding, I don’t think she did that but they were quite tasty regardless. I also had a glass of red wine with dinner—hey, it was a celebration! Three drinks over a span of 4 hours isn’t so bad I don’t think.. not that I do it every night by any means though!
Dinner was awesome. My mom grilled salmon with a bbq and maple glaze and she also grilled pineapple, which made it even the more sweeter and delicious. We had sides of my favorite red cabbage dish, jasmine rice with pineapple and whole wheat rolls dipped in olive oil and red pepper flakes. Everything was so yummy. I miss my mom’s cooking!
Dessert was the best though, I have to say. On my request, my mom baked me the Coconut-Lemon Bundt Cake from Veganomicon. It was SO good. My dad ate two slices and claimed it was one of the best cakes he’s ever had. I can’t disagree. It really did come out perfect, especially when dusted with powdered sugar. Some pictures were taken of course and the second picture was an action shot taken of me blowing out my candles and is sort of blurry. Sorry about that!
After dinner my parents and I watched Borat and my dad drove me back to the apartment because I’m leaving my car at my parents house overnight because apparently tomorrow morning my brother is going to wash and wax my car for me for a birthday present. How sweet. Ryan is still fishing and Dexter and I are headed to bed!
ps—for my birthday I got a $100 gift card to WHOLE FOODS!!! The HUGE brand new store is opening up a couple miles away from my apartment on June 25th (yes, its marked in my calender). I’m ready to go now!!!!!!