We had quite the busy day yesterday! It started with a church service, then a little grocery shopping, lunch, birthday cake-making, cleaning, going out for dinner, and then finally enjoying some birthday cake!
It was my husband’s birthday, and he requested a Red Velvet Cake. Not being one to pour a whole bottle of artificial red food coloring into something that we’re going to eat, I decided to go off of this recipe which uses beets as a natural food coloring.
It turned out very well! It was delicious and red! I don’t particularly care for the taste of beets myself, but you can’t taste them at all. All you can taste is deliciousness covered in more deliciousness!
So, if you love red velvet cake but are turned off like I am at the thought of all that artificial food dye, I highly recommend you try this recipe for an all-natural, no red-dye, velvet cake!
Here’s my menu plan for the week which has been shared with Plan It – Don’t Panic at Keeper of the Home:
Sun: Fried Eggs and Toast
Mon: Smoothies, Scrambled Eggs
Tues: Smoothies, Applesauce Bread
Wed: Smoothies, Hearty Breakfast Casserole
Thur: Smoothies, Amazing Baked Oatmeal
Fri: Smoothies, Scrambled Eggs
Sat: Sourdough Waffles with Maple Kefir
Sun: Grilled Cheese, Pumpkin Soup
Sun: Birthday Dinner (Mexican restaurant with friends), Red Velvet Cake (all natural, no red dye)
Mon: Salads, Loaded Baked Potatoes
Tues: Grilled Hamburgers, The Best Broccoli of Your Life
Wed: Salads, Broccoli and White Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Grilled Chicken
Thur: Salads, Savory Greek Sausage-Stuffed Autumn Squash
Fri: Homemade Pizza (it’s tradition!), Fresh Veggies and Dip
Sat: Salads, Seared Tuna Steaks, Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Homemade Yogurt
- Fresh Fruit
- Sweet and Salty Roasted Chickpeas