Yesterday was Stephen’s birthday, and it was on a weeknight. We have plans tonight to celebrate, but that doesn’t mean I can just change the day of his birthday. I still had to do something.
Weeknight birthdays are the worst. You have to go to work all day and are too exhausted when you get home to put on clothes to go out. Then, you can’t do anything too crazy because you still have to be back bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at the office the next morning.
ADDED BONUS: Stephen and I are both doing the 21-Day Fix, so I couldn’t take him out for dinner and drinks.
So I decided to cook him dinner. If you’re new to this blog, please know that cooking is something I fail at on the regular. Check out that my big fat epic cookies fail.
Mimosa wanted to help, of course…
So I Pinterested every recipe under the sun and made garlic cilantro-lime shrimp and garlic mashed potatoes. SURPRISE! They were SO good. I may have to add these to my repertoire for both diet and non-diet dinners.
Don’t worry, I still put candles on top. Those are always 21-Day Fix approved!
We finished dinner with some presents and our leg-day workout. Overall I would say it was a pretty successful weeknight birthday. We will really celebrate tonight with our friends. Follow along on Snapchat @HelenGuyYay.
How do you make weeknight birthdays special?
Good for you for sticking with it! I know it's hard!
Life with Lolo says
Amazing work for sticking to it on a birthday! I always use events like that to cheat, so you are a rock star. I realized yesterday that our 5 year anniversary falls in my Whole30, and I'm freaking out because we won't be able to go to our special restaurant. I'm going to have to start planning something else ASAP!
Kristen @ See You In A Porridge says
oh my gosh cheeeeesecake. yum. and the potatoes and shrimp sound delish. look at you, you little chef! congrats!
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Like the last photo 🙂
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Nadine Lynn says
I love that you were able to celebrate a birthday while on the fix! That cheesecake looks like perfection.
Alanna @ Alanna and Company says
That's awesome that you're both doing the 21 day fix together! I would have totally caved if my birthday was during a diet.