I would have loved to say, that this month was all about fashion, glamorous outfits, bags, shoes, and stuff for me, but I’m afraid it was nothing like that. In fact it was a quite boring month, with a few exceptions. My boy was away, so I was not in the mood to leave the house in this cold, I was still on a diet for at least half of February (I managed to lose 2.5kilos, yayyy!!), but I can’t say that we didn’t eat well, or had huge family lunches. And this is what I’m going to show you this month. Yes, again food….But be patient, I have other things to show you in my next posts.
So in the first week of the month, we broke the diet to celebrate the belated nameday of my brother, with his wife, and his in-laws. The menu as you can see in the pic, included, crepes with ham and cheese, stuffed mushrooms, spinach soufflé, mashed potatoes with cheese in the oven, pork, and veal with green peppers, cream and mushrooms. They were all delicious! My mom is an exceptional cook, so I wasn’t expecting anything less.
As for the desserts we had:
And my mom’s famous profiterole…
Don’t think that I ate all that stuff! I was really full after some bites, and the other day, I continued my diet, which was going to finish really soon, so the menu wasn’t so strict.
Among others, we had:
Shrimps with brown rice (yum!), (2 pieces of) home-made pizza with cheese, ham and mushrooms, and Kalamaria stuffed with spinach and feta cheese. And yes, these are what they diet said we should eat.
We “broke” the diet again on Valentine’s Day, (as those of you follow me on Facebook already know), to eat a fresh, and delicious Valentine’s Day cake! Did I mention super-cute too? It was so difficult to cut it, because it was incredibly cute.
I love cakes with sugar-paste, and this is why I chose this, but it also had a really tasty filling. Calories well earned! hehe
After the diet was finished I decided to make some red velvet cupcakes, in a way to celebrate V’s Day with my bf. They came out amazing! Especially the cream cheese frosting!
They weren’t as red as they should but I blame the color for that. It turned the milk fuchsia as you can see. But it was indeed a red color. And their taste was great so I didn’t mind. The boy agreed, and as long as he liked them, I’m okay. 🙂
On another note, away from cooking and baking, I did another nice manicure I would like to show you. It is really simple one and it wasn’t worth a whole post as the previous one, but I loved the color.
It’s a pearly burgundy, and I loved how it looks on my nails. I took this pic, straight after I finished the manicure so you can see some imperfections that I fixed later.
If you’re interested to see what else I did this month, you should check out my previous February posts. Among others, I did another cool manicure as I told you before, which was picked for IFB’s Links a la Mode, I went on a one-day trip to Kavala, I wore a maxi-skirt before a freezing snowstorm hit my town (and I really liked that outfit) and I hosted my 2nd blog Giveaway, (which has now ended), with a great success (over 500 entries). So all and all it was a really full month for me. How was yours?
Tomorrow we are entering the first month of spring, but I’m afraid that the cold weather will stay for at least one more month with us, until we will officially be in spring. That didn’t stop me from buying my first spring items, which I’m going to show you really soon on a post. I’m really excited about them, so stay tuned! 🙂
See you next time!