Sunday, October 3, 2010

Just because you're 30 doesn't mean you have to grow up

I did it! I'm 30! I gathered with friends at a bar on Friday night to drink a toast to the decade that lies ahead. I decided I wanted a Fluffernutter birthday cake.

That's mom lighting the candles. Peanut butter and Marshmallow Fluff (which Super Target didn't have, so Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme subbed instead) on Mrs. Baird's bread. Cut into triangles and stacked. Topped with pink icing. It was my homage to Amy Sedaris. I feel like she would have approved.

Have you ever had a Fluffernutter? They're amazingly delicious. I had my first one at Peanut Butter and Co. in Greenwich Village in New York City and have had them lurking in a corner of my brain ever since. But when do you have an excuse to make something so indulgent and obviously lacking in nutritional value? They're right up there with cookies and ice cream. And cake. How appropriate.

So far 30 feels exactly the same as 29. Hopefully 31 will feel that way too. Also, did you know that Julie Andrews turned 75 on Friday? She looks fabulous.


Elizabeth said...

I bet if you added some Nutella to that sandwich it would be extra yummy.

My 30s have been way better than my 20s.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully, now that you are 30 you will have more time to entertain us with your always interesting and witty blog entries.

yileen said...

Happy (belated) birthday! Hope you had awesome pressies to go with the deli looking cake!

Though I'd have to agree with Elizabeth's suggestion of adding Nutella. I have a 750g bottle by my side right this instant!

Emerson Merrick said...

Aww, happy birthday Amanda!

Mrs Baird's said...

That is awesome. Just between you and the rest of the world, that combo has been a favorite of ours for years!