When I visited Julie's blog at Julie's Creative Lifestyle, she shared an Instant Pot Split Pea Soup. I thought that sounded perfect for Lent. Then I was at Aldi, and they had lentils for 95 cents a bag, and I bought those, and found a recipe that is so tasty. The soup is vegan when not adding any cheese at the end. However, I added Parmesan cheese and a shredded Mexican blend cheese to add some more protein.
I didn't show my birthday cake from last week. My daughter-in-law, Kristen made a from scratch Coconut Cake. It was Harper's idea to add all my grandchildren on top. Wasn't that sweet?? My son, Mike, had created these characters several years ago, and Kristen copied them and cut them out.
It's always fun to share a birthday and have the grands help blow out the candles! Harper thinks I'm "17"!! She reversed the numbers on the birthday card that she made for me, but I love it!!
I continued to celebrated my birthday, and this time with my oldest son, daughter-in-law and my two granddaughters at a favorite Italian restaurant. It was a wonderful time to be with all of them.
I am sharing this with these lovely parties: