My son celebrated his 8th birthday 3 times in as many days. So what does a Paleo Mama feed a birthday boy? Meat, of course! And chocolate.
His first party was Saturday. After a hearty lunch of grilled chicken and broccoli, we went to see the animated movie “Wreck-It Ralph” with 3 of his best friends. The kiddos enjoyed popcorn and sodas during the movie, and mango sorbet afterward.
The Grandparents came to visit on Sunday, and we went out to eat at one of our favorite places: Axel’s in Chanhassen. Snow was coming down “cats & dogs” (we ultimately got an entire FOOT of snow), so we were very glad it’s nearby. They have a good gluten-free menu selection, and we enjoyed salmon fillet with broccoli and bacon-wrapped scallops over risotto followed by a (GF) flourless cake known as “Death by Chocolate”. It most certainly is. Rich, moist and fudgey enough to put you in a coma.
Monday was his actual birthday. Wow, the big 8. He came home from school with 2 birthday pencils, ready to eat. Melt-in-your-mouth tender Primal Beef Stew was on the menu, followed by my special Chocolate Coconut Milk Pudding. A super-rich meal. We lazed about the living room playing half-heartedly with Legos for the rest of the evening.
Well done. *sigh* 🙂