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Baked two sponge cakes (from scratch) for mother’s day tomorrow, one for each mom. These are fruit filled cakes with buttercream frosting. I barely had enough frosting to cover the 8′ layered cake. Instead, I used fruits to decorate it.IMG_7457

I thought the buttercream frosting was too sweet. So with a thin layer of frosting and some fruits, it was a perfect match. Glad everyone enjoyed it. IMG_7468

Boys’ breakfast this morning. Similar to these.

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Saw these “open-faced” fruit sandwiches on Instagram and instantly fell in love with the color, not to mention the nutritional factor. So since this is testing week for the boys, I thought it’d be the perfect time to make them for breakfast. Then I found out the test happened last week. Oh wells, at least they are having something nutritious.

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My sister found these from the farmer’s market this weekend and brought some over for us to try tonight.

Thanks to Google, we found that this fruit is called feijoa. According to wikipedia, this fruit is native to the highlands of southern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, Uruguay, northern Argentina, and Colombia.

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It is widely cultivated as a garden plant and fruiting tree. The flesh inside is very creamy and sweet. I loved it, will get the boys to try it. It’s great to try new food.

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What supposed to be my lazy day turned out to be a productive day after all. Today is Memorial Day which happens to be Mr. Piggy’s birthday. He has to work (from home) and gave me some time to run errands in the morning. Took the boys to the park in the afternoon and came home to whip out Mr. Piggy’s birthday dinner. We had drumsticks, garlic string beans and shitake mushrooms with brown rice.

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What’s a birthday celebration without a birthday cake? Instead of the traditional sweet cake, I made him a fruit cake. Mr. Piggy has met his quota for sweet stuff for the year. He’s lucky to be born in the melon season!! Everything was so so sweet! Happy Birthday, Mr. Piggy.

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Top view of the cake:

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Ah Lo wants to share some treats with his classmates tomorrow. I took out a box of cake mix from the pantry. In the midst of trying to decide vanilla or chocolate, a light bulb went on in my head! How about other choices besides cupcakes?

Time wise, preparing for this might take longer, but not any harder. Wash, chop and chill. The class can enjoy a much more healthy snack tomorrow. Sometimes in life, you have make very hard decisions, and this is certainly not one of them! Whew!

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Each cup is filled with apples, grapes, strawberries, banana and almond jello.

“Today I am thankful for being able to work from home tomorrow…”

Today I am thankful for a great company, good food and fun times…”