Birthday Blessings.

Today is my birthday.  It’s been an amazing year, so many blessings I could never have imagined or dreamt.  God provided so much this last year. So many lessons learned.

Today, was a wonderful day.  We slept until we wanted to get up. then we stayed home. all day. with no agenda. just being together.  It’s been a couple weeks since we could do that.  It was refreshing.
To top it off, my daughter made me two of my favorite meals: mac-n-cheese, with hot dogs and peas for lunch and my favorite avo-cobb-chicken (without the hardboiled eggs, she forgot :D) salad for dinner.

Since we haven’t found a gluten free cake that tastes like “regular” cake we opted to skip that for a desert.  Instead we had what she’s named “Chocolate Delight” – it is a treat I found online {where else but Pinterest}. The original link came from Chocolate Covered Katie.  Hers are pretty and piped into the dish for eating.  I have found canned coconut milk is not the same in Alaska as it was when I was in the mid-West last summer.  It is not as thick.  So the texture of our is more pudding like — but it is oh. so. yummy!

It is made of simple ingredients – 1 can of coconut milk (refrigerated at least 7-8 hours), 1/4 cup + 1Tbsp of cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp of vanilla, sugar to taste (my daughter uses 6 spoonfuls of raw sugar).  For refrigerating the coconut milk – I take it out of the can and put it into a canning jar with a lid in the refrigerator.  Canned coconut milk is what I use in my coffee each morning.  It is now a staple at my house.

The tea cup I got with it’s saucer at an antique store with my cousin last summer.  I love it.

I have had a truly blessed year and look forward to the plans He has for this new year.  I appreciate all of you and your patience over the last couple weeks as posts have become extremely scarce.  It should be changing soon.  Have a blessed day!