We started the day out with Starbuck's for Frappucinos. - Both of us had to have the new Mocha Coconut....with double coconut flavor! If you haven't had these yet, I HIGHLY recommend them. They're good the regular way, but I really like the difference the extra shot of coconut makes. Yum! Yum!
After the coffee, it was off to the game store where she picked out some of her birthday presents. Then later in the evening we went and saw the new Thor movie. - Here is where I have a confession to make, one of those get to know me better moments: I am a Marvel Superhero fanatic!! ....Okay, Okay!! I'm a Marvel Geek! Is that better??
I don't really know where it started. I didn't read comic books growing up, but most of my male friends did and would always talk about the stories in them. Guess I retained the info. But, somehow I became a walking encyclopedia of basic Marvel knowledge. So, needless to say: I was more than willing to go see Thor with my kids. (And the next XMen movie, Green Lantern, Captain America, and OMG!! The Avengers). Thor is awesome by the way - I highly recommend it, whether you're a Marvel fan or not. Great action/adventure movie!!
We ended the evening with dinner at our favorite Chinese Buffet here in Kissimmee. Then home for her birthday dessert. We're kind of non-traditionalists in the sense that we don't always have birthday cake as our birthday dessert. For the past 2 years my daughter Lizz has picked the following instead, and I wanted to share it with all of you. Think of it as a thank you for all the kind words, and support you all have given me. Hope you like it as much as my family does. :)
Layered Strawberry Cheesecake Bowl
What You Need
3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups cold milk
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping, divided
2 cups frozen pound cake cubes (1 inch)
1 square BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate