Thank you, thank you for all the birthday wishes yesterday.  I loved reading about all your favorite birthdays!!

The winner of the Bubba Keg and Salsa is. . .

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Kris  March 19, 2013 at 7:32 am Edit Reply

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.

Congrats Kris!  Send me an email at with your mailing address.

I ended up bringing in store bought muffins for my birthday yesterday, and had half a bran muffin with some strawberries.

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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!

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And since it was 3/19 yesterday, I finished my cool down at 3.19!

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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! Open-mouthed smile

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:

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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.

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I got 36 meatballs from her recipe.  Topped with marinara sauce, then baked for 15 minutes.

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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!) Open-mouthed smile

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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.

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Um, turns out I may pour myself a heavier pour at home?!

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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:

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So good – slightly too sweet and spicy for Tony, but he ate the outside pieces.

Then we split the lobster bisque:

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Then we each got the 6 ounce filet – heaven on a plate – and we got a side of tempura onion rings – I know!

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And even though we were stuffed to the gills, the server knew it was my birthday and brought us this plate on the house:

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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!