Last Friday, the hubs and I had a double burger date with one my best friends. She is also pregnant too! So I’m looking forward to continuing to have these double dates with our babies! We both wanted burgers, and she lives in Ashburn so she suggested Burger 21, since I’ve never been there.
The place was pretty cool. It had its own shake bar, and a sauce station. Lots of different sauces, Cajun Mayo, Toasted Marshmallow (what?!), Thai Ketchup, Ranch…etc. Plus plenty of types of burgers to choose from, cow, chicken, seafood, turkey, veggie and hot dogs!
There’s also a selection of ways you can get your fries. I went for half and half. Over all I really liked the taste of the burgers and options of toppings and sides!
43800 Central Station Drive
Ashburn, VA 20147
Let me preface this by saying, I love my niece. I love being the one that bakes her cupcakes every year for her birthday, even though I’m really not a fan of decorating cupcakes. Every year my sister picks an awesome theme and they go all out. This year, it was Despicable Me, and she had minion everything.
Ashley pinned a picture of a twinkie topped cupcake, and asked if I could do it. I say…yes. Thankfully I got help from my baking guru friend Diem. I could not have done it without her!
We made funfetti cupcakes topped with a blue buttercream. I ordered Wilton Candy Eyeballs which I used to decorate the twinkies. We used black gel icing for the details, and chocolate jimmies for the spiky hair.
It’s a pretty simple thing to do, but since we made 48 it was a long and tedious process. First we cut the twinkies in half, then with a little frosting, stick one or two eyes on them.
After that, I poked holes into the top of the twinkies (which are now hard by the way from sitting out of the package) and inserted chocolate jimmies for spiky hair.
Using a small tip and black piping gel, I outlined the eyes to make goggles and finish their face.
After that we frosted the cupcakes, and pressed the twinkies on top! I personally don’t like eating twinkies, but everyone seemed to enjoy them!
We are trying to eat healthier. My brother just found out he had some health issues and needs to start with his diet. So since he lives with us, I thought it’d be a good idea for all of us to eat better. I found this recipe and decided to give it a try.
Start off with a simple dressing. Citrus and honey and some cilantro.
Mix it together.
Roast some garlic.
Peel and segment an orange.
Chop chicken breast.
Cook the chicken breast in olive oil, roasted garlic and some seasonings. After chicken is cooked, toss everything together with avocado chunks and dress it the way you like. I overdressed this one, but the hubs loved it! WIN. I used this recipe I found on pinterest from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
What are some of your favorite healthy recipes?
(picture by Diem Le)
Mardi Gras!!! Was yesterday… Which means today is ash wednesday. I’m not catholic, but the only reason I know these things is because one of my favorite holidays is Fat Tuesday. We celebrated this weekend with friends. I usually hide a baby in the cake and give out prizes buuuuuut, since there’s a baby in ME, we decided to use this gathering as a way to announce the sex of our baby!
And it is a GIRL! A Mini Miemo!