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Friday, January 30, 2009

A flavorful birthday

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Today was quite the day!
I woke up early and had breakfast before I went to the gym- headed there a bit late so I only ended up doing 30 minutes on the elliptical and 25 minutes doing arm strengthening exercises.
For fuel I had my fave oat bran combo- 1/2 cup oatbran cooked in 1 cup skim milk, 1 tsp ghee, a sliced banana and some brown sugar/cinnamon to top. Yum!

After the gym I headed to school where I snacked on some almonds before class. Class was a good one as usual (Sports Nutrition always is!) and then I had lunch afterwards. I packed some leftover chili and grapes to eat while doing some reading.

As soon as I was done reading/writing I headed to run a couple errands before dashing home to bake my Mom's birthday cake!! I baked the cake, then ran out again to grab some groceries, headed back home and frosted/decorated the cake! My mom's favorites are my coconut cake (well, actually it's Dreena from ED&BV's cake, but I've made it so much my family calls it 'mine') and strawberry shortcake so I made a strawberry-coconut fusion cake with my own strawberry compote filling! Yum! A how-to will be posted soon on how I pulled this off! I also snacked on an apple in the afternoon.

After the cake was made I got ready and Nick and I headed to Estia, an awesome authentic greek restaurant in town (went here before) where my friend Danielle happens to work! She served us; we started off with some garlic bread

then we shared the pan seared greek cheese with lemon... A-MAZING!!

We had greek salads as starters (I just dipped in the creamy dressing; ate just a tiny bit of dressing and 1/2 the salad)

and for my entree I chose the BEST lamb I have ever eaten, over a bed of fresh greek pasta. I ate all the lamb but two pieces and only made a small dent in the pasta but it was fabulous! I also had a few bites of my mom's sauteed veggies.

After dinner we headed over to my Grandparents' house where we had cake and frozen yogurt.

Some chocolates were also passed around so I had one of those as well.

This was definitely a night of pure indulgence, but boy was it worth it! Everything was great!! I hope my mom had a fab birthday as well. Since I only got to see her at night, I'm actually spending the day with her tomorrow, so that should be fun! I'm SO excited about my plans tomorrow- I'll let you all know in the morning!!

As you can tell, I had a busy day and I am one tired girl! I'm ready to settle in for the night and watch a movie with the boy before I get some rest.

Happy Friday!


VeggieGirl said...

Gorgeous dinner and cake!!

Happy birthday to your mom!!

Simple and Divine said...


(PS) I am so freaking glad that you're feeling better, HELL0!?
(PPS) I loove youuu mmwah

Kristin said...

Thank you girlies!!! <3