I have to get really creative when I want to surprise him with a gift. I had been wracking my brain trying to figure out something to do for him. Then I came up with a Spa Day.
What was nice about a Spa Day is.... it cost me nothing but my time. I had everything I needed on hand. And just so you know... my Hubs was thrilled with his Spa Day.
So what did I do for the special day?
. First, I made a Spa Day Itinerary and printed it out for my Hubs. I gave it to him a couple of days before so he could clear his calendar.
. Light Stretching Exercises
. A short brisk walk through our neighborhood
. Sunrise Breakfast on the back porch with a fire in our outdoor fireplace
. Lunch served outdoors
. Snack Time
. Foot Massage
. Hand Massage
. Arm, Shoulder and neck massage
. Body Massage
The day or so before the Spa Day, I prepared most of the food so I would have it ready. Breakfast was prepared the day of since it was a vegetable and cheese omlet with a piece of banana bread that I had made the day before and put into the fridg.
For lunch I made tuna salad (prepared the night before) With the tuna, I a made a bed of lettuce and put tomatoes on top with a lemon and oil dressing. He also had another piece of banana bread. He swears it is the best ever. Actually it was my mothers recipe. I will put the recipe at the end of this post. It is so good. We use coconut sugar in place of cane sugar.
Snack was a mocha smoothie made with frozen bananas, mocha protein powder and milk.
Dinner was zucchini parmesan and organic corn on the cob. I had made the zucchini parm 2 days before. I made it in a one serving size dishes. Normally I freeze them, but I saved one out just for this day.
Here is the Spa Day Itinerary
7:30 AM Be dressed in your workout clothing for light stretching in the exercise room
8:00 AM A light Sunrise breakfast will be served on the back porch (weather permitting)
8:30 AM After breakfast you will enjoy a cup of herbal coffee along with an herbal foot soak. After soaking for 1/2 hour, you with get a foot massage. (Bring an audio book and cd player, or something else to keep you busy.
9:30 AM Free Time.. Use this time to be on your computer or phone. (By the way, the phone and computer are to only be used during free time.)
10:30 AM A short refreshing walk through the neighborhood.
11:00 AM Lunch will be served on the back porch where you will hear the chirping of many birds.
11:30 AM You will recieve a facial. Right after you can take a nap or have free time.
2:00 PM Snack Time
2:30 PM Enjoy a light hand massage and a manicure
3:00 PM Following the hand massage, an arm, neck and shoulder massage will be given.
3:30 PM Free Time So I can make dinner.
4:30 PM Dinner is served
5:00 PM Free Time so I can clean up dishes... then you will get a body massage with a happy ending.
This was fun and fairly easy to do. You notice I gave free time.... that was so I could prepare for the different events going on.
1 3/4 Cups Flour (I use organic flour)
1 1/4 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
3/4 teaspoons Salt
1/3 Cup Butter or Shortening softened
2/3 Cup Sugar ( I use coconut sugar)
1 1/2 Cup Mashed Banana (About 4 Bananas)
1/2 Cup Chopped nuts of choice (Pecans or Walnuts taste great)
Cream together using a mixer... Butter and sugar.
Add eggs, beating until creamy
Then add dry ingredients
Stir in nuts
9 1/2 X 5 1/2 Greased bread pan ( I used 2 small cake pans so it would bake faster)
Bake at 350* for 60 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean