Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Lovely Little Birthday

Yup, I had another birthday!

I kicked off the day with a batch of pancakes using CarrotsNCake Really Good Pancake Recipe.

Wow, they were delicious!  I haven't had pancakes in a while, and these did not disappoint!  I think the secret ingredient is the yogurt, which makes them kind of light in fluffy.  I inhaled them!

Since I haven't had a weekend home in almost a month, I actually had kind of a lazy morning at home.  I watched some Tivo'd shows and I may or may not have watched the Royal Wedding again...

I took Clyde on a long walk.  Oh my it was a gorgeous day!  Deep blue skies and fresh air.  It felt so nice outside!

I made a lovely sandwich for lunch: turkey, havarti cheese, avocado, tomato, and spinach on grilled rye.  With a side of carrots.

After lunch I ran some errands, then got ready for a night out with my friends.

I went to Mellow Mushroom with Katie, Jen, Cindi, Caitlin, Diana, and my friend Michelle.

I started with a Sweetwater IPA that Cindi recommended as my birthday beer.


Jen, Cindi, and I arrived early to get a table and ordered some hummus while we waiting for our friends to arrive.

The pita was warm and delicous, as was the hummus.  I need to add paprika to my homemade hummus sometime, I love the added spice it provides :)

For dinner, Cindi and I started plotting to split a pizza and salad.  We went with a Greek salad, which was hard to photograph

And a pizza with artichoke hearts, roasted red pepper, and mushrooms.

I had some serious point-and-shoot lighting issues (decided not to bring the DSLR tonight), but here's my girls :)

After we carbloaded, we went next door to Yoforia for a treat.

This was pomegranete, pineapple, banana, strawberry, and taro with fresh pineapple, mochi, and strawberries.

Bloggers in action!

Then I did this...

(photo stolen from Katie)

That's my best I'm-a-white-girl-and-party-like-a-white-girl move.

I had a blast last night.  Low key pizza and fro-yo with my buddies was just want I needed to ring in a new year!


Lindsay and James Cotter said...

you have the same bday at my hubs! Sounds like it was lovely and low key. those are the best!

Evan Thomas said...

Happy birthday! Spending it with bloggers is definitely the best way to ensure awesome food.

Ashley said...

Sounds like a lovely birthday to me! I love that picture of you partying down. ;)

Runblondie26 said...

Happy birthday Brit!

Haha, we went to Mellow Mushroom for my birthday this year too. Is that where all the old folks go these days? :)

Looks like you had an awesome birthday extravanganza. Glad you could spend it surrounded by friends.

Alison said...

Looks like you had a great birthday :)

Pure2raw twins said...

Looked like a wonderful birthday!! Love spending it with friends.

Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) said...

Looks like so much fun!! And I love, LOVE Mellow Mushroom.

Hoping to see you at the book club Wednesday :)

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday!!! I won't admit how many times I watched the Royal Wedding. :) Glad you had such a great weekend!

Kristina @ spabettie said...

Happy Birthday, my friend! I was away from the computer all weekend (aaahhh!) but I DID think of you -- we were at a friend's house with Basil and we got to talking about "dachshund people" and how crazy we are for our Long Dogs.

Basil sends birthday love too *wag wag wag*

Phorrest said...

Happy belated Birthday!! :o) sounds like you had a great day!

Allison @ Happy Tales said...

HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY!!!! It looks like you had such a blast with all of the girls!! Yay for Mellow Mushroom AND froyo! Yum!

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