It's this little bird that convinced me to head home after shopping (even though it would have been much easier to just eat out) and happily toss together some shrimp, spinach, cherry tomatoes and garlic in extra virgin olive oil because it really is much more fun to share a meal with a loved one that you have cooked yourself.
Especially when you add some healthy Barilla whole grain angel hair pasta that you recently discovered they had at the grocery store.
It isn't even dark in color like those other *healthy* ones. I like it a lot!
Then, that same little birdie convinced me I really wasn't too fat to be able to eat some cake. So who was I to argue? I couldn't get my Betty Crocker cookbook open fast enough and turned to the page where the "Busy Day Cake" recipe is found. I baked it in my shell cake pan for 25 minutes and then made a glaze out of confectioners sugar, freshly squeezed lemon juice and pure vanilla extract.