Thank you, thank you for all the birthday wishes yesterday. I loved reading about all your favorite birthdays!!
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Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a great day. My favorite memory is a yearly one. My 2 girls make me a hand made birthday card every year & they are so precious to me!! Whenever they ask me what I want for my birthday, that’s the only thing I say.
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I ended up bringing in store bought muffins for my birthday yesterday, and had half a bran muffin with some strawberries.
While I had two offers to be taken out to lunch yesterday, I opted to pass because I knew Tony and I were going to have a big dinner. I opted to test out my knee since my fall. I hadn’t worked out since last Wednesday! I was going to swim, but my suit was still in my workout bag, slightly damp and gross from last week.
So I did a 5k for my birthday!
And since it was 3/19 yesterday, I finished my cool down at 3.19!
It drives Tony nuts, but nearly every day I see a clock hit 3:19 in the afternoon. We can be out driving and I’ll see a bank clock, in a bar, doesn’t matter. Sure enough yesterday I texted him at exactly 3:19!
Okay, here’s a small world. My boss has a sister in law. When I told him I had a food blog, he said his SIL had one too – check it out:
We have been leaving each other comments, etc., only to find out that she was the building manager in a building I used to work at, and when I used to forget my card key to get into the gym, I’d have to go to her office to let me in – we’ve already met!
Well, she had a recipe for baked chicken meatballs with marinara sauce. You all know how I love balls! I changed just a couple things – I used chicken breasts to make my own ground chicken, and I added crushed red pepper for some heat. I just threw everything in my food processor and pulsed until combined.
I got 36 meatballs from her recipe. Topped with marinara sauce, then baked for 15 minutes.
I ended up picking up a package of potato rolls, and ended up making lunch not only for myself, but my three bosses as well – am I generous on my birthday or what? I made us each two meatball sliders, each slider had just one meatball. At first I didn’t know if that was going to be enough, but turns out two balls in my mouth were plenty – hence the blog post title. (Sorry Mom!)
I will definitely make these again – thanks Courtney for the recipe!
I got home, changed my clothes, put on some makeup (I know!) and we headed to dinner. I started out with a glass of Pinot Noir at the bar.
Um, turns out I may pour myself a heavier pour at home?!
I asked Tony what this face was for and he said “just tell them I had gas!”
We started out with sweet and spicy calamari:
So good – slightly too sweet and spicy for Tony, but he ate the outside pieces.
Then we split the lobster bisque:
Then we each got the 6 ounce filet – heaven on a plate – and we got a side of tempura onion rings – I know!
And even though we were stuffed to the gills, the server knew it was my birthday and brought us this plate on the house:
Chocolate peanut clusters, strawberry ice cream and a strawberry chocolate cheesecake. Um, just so you know, I deemed all of the above insulin worthy!
It was a perfect night to go out since it was a Tuesday, the restaurant wasn’t busy and we didn’t feel rushed at all. And we had a gift certificate which helped – thanks J!
Thanks for a great birthday Tony and again, thanks for all the virtual birthday hugs!
Make it a great day!