Sunday, August 10, 2008

Another Birthday

This time we celebrated my Big Girls birthday. Mairin turned 5 on Friday, and we had her a little party this afternoon. We celebrated Fancy Nancy style, with a fancy dress tea party. The kids had a great time decorating tiaras, sipping their raspberry tea (decaf of course), and getting all dolled up in feather boas.


And, what party would be complete with out cake?? Cupcakes for us of course. I just did the basic chocolate cupcakes from VCTOTW, with fluffy buttercream frosting that had been dyed, just to add to the fancy factor.

The party was at lunch time, so we served soy nut butter and jelly sandwiches, chips, pretzels, and of course, you can't have a proper English tea party without scones!! I used this recipe, and they were probably the best scones I've had......lot's of compliments on these! Another vegan birthday party that was entirely a success!

School starts this week , so things will probably be changing around here a bit as far as dinner goes. With me teaching until almost 7 three nights a week, and the girls needing to get to bed earlier, most of our week night meals are going to become quick and simple (and probably un-blog-worthy). As a matter of fact, we may turn in to that family that designates each night a meal (i.e. Monday is taco night, Wednesday is spaghetti night, etc.). Tuesday, Friday and the weekend will be the days that I will really be able to cook, so hopefully I'll be able to get in a few exciting things in those days and keep you guys interested and entertained with my cooking adventures. And maybe, if I get creative, I may even have a few good "vegan school lunch box" posts.

7 comments:

Jenny said...

I love the colors of the cupcakes! Soo cute! They look like little flowers.

Jenny said...

Your daughter is beautiful!! Happy birthday to her!

Nice job on the party foods-especially those cupcakes!

Jenny said...

Hey Carrie, Thank you for your sweet comment on gracie's shirt dress. Here's the link to the http://www.sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=212 tutorial, It also has other tutorials as well on easy girls clothes to make.

The Dalai Mama said...

Awwww! Happy Birthday, Mairin! We love Fancy Nancy here. Probably because our family is remarkably similar to Nancy's.

You could totally be a cake decorator if you wanted.

carrie said...

Thanks DM, I've had a few requests for my cupcakes (although they are really just recipes from VCTOTW) from my friends with children who have food allergies. I've toyed with the idea of coming up with some of my own recips and starting a small vegan bakery out of my kitchen. Although, where I'm from people wouldn't buy it if it had the word vegan attached to it, so I'd have to call it "allergen free".

The Dalai Mama said...

I'd love to do the same, Carrie. We do have a new vegan baker in town who works and sells his goods out of our co-op/natural foods store. Here's his blogsite:

http://www.venerablebean.blogspot.com/

carrie said...

OOOOOHHHH, I'd be so fat if I had that baker in my town....it's bad enough that I bake my own desserts more nights than not, if all I had to do was stop and buy them on the way home it'd all be over!!