My daughter came over to celebrate my birthday week with me and our dear friend Chris also joined us.
Anyone who knows us knows that birthdays mean pizza. Rob made two pizzas--a white pizza with spinach and a sausage with onion and green pepper pizza. Yummmmmm . . .
And the cake. Look at it Isn't that an amazing looking cake? Sugar free yellow cake with no sugar added raspberry preserves and sugar-free white chocolate whipped custard filling. The outside is almond flavored whipped cream with no sweetener added whatsoever. The roses, which are coated with edible glitter dust, are made of sugar-fee marzipan.
Now I should interject that Rob and I were unhappy with the recipe we used for the marzipan and we are still trying to work out how we can make it taste better. We've added notes to the recipe and, on the next round, we should be that much closer. Between my taste buds and his determination, I am certain that only two more attempts will be needed, at most. We may pull it off with one more go.
All in all, it was quiet and relaxed. Had Chris not been able to come, I might have suggested Shira and I watch Bent. (Let me clarify that I am referring her to the movie starring Clive Owen and not the televisions show which I myself have never watched.)
Rob came home from taking my darling daughter home and we watch Game of Thrones. Thanks to someone I love, I am being forced to read the book because he is reading the book. I was willing to wait until the final book was in print to read the series. Apparently, the people I love have other plans for me and my reading. *sigh*