Monday, November 14, 2011

My Birthday!!!

Yesterday-was my birthday! Not a big one, just 22 years, but nevertheless-I love my birthday :) I feel so old now, my mom was this age when she had me. This thought is what, I'm assuming, caused me to have a dream where I was pregnant the night before my birthday. Anyway, like I said-weird. I feel like I'm still only 16! (While simultaneously also being middle aged, what with all the cooking and housework and then relaxing on the couch with the boy-weird, I know.) Anyway, I thought-since food was a large portion of my day, and since this is a food blog, why don't I share it with you?

(I am not being reimbursed by any of the following places or things. I, in fact, gave them know...for the pleasure to eat the yum yums. So please know all of this is just my experience and opinion.)

 The perfect start to any good day is Godiva. I got some free chocolates (REWARDS CLUB!) and they also had a sale, so I bought some dark chocolate bars for future baking.

I know, we live in New York. We have access to some of the most amazing restaurants in the world. Where did we go for my big birthday meal? Ruby Tuesday. What can I say? We love it there-and I had a coupon! (We're poor, ok? lol)
To start, they brought us their complimentary garlic cheese biscuits. (shh....don't tell but....the kind I make are better...) Michael loves these sooo much! I mean, obviously I ate them too lol.
Michael ordered the Parmesan Shrimp Pasta. This is also what he ordered on our first date. He loves it!
 I ordered the Top Sirloin with two sides of White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes. BECAUSE IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY! :)
 As always the steak was cooked perfectly and was juicy and delicious. And the mashed potatoes are just out of this world. So creamy and flavorful. Mm!

They also brought us complimentary cupcakes (1 carrot cake and 1 red velvet) for dessert--we were so full, we barely choked them down. We did it though. The frosting was my favorite, it was great :)

 After some holiday shopping we went to Sant Ambroeus. An obviously high end restaurant that's very well known here. This was my birthday indulgence (money wise).
 I found out about the famous Sant Ambroeus dessert from The Food Network show The Best Thing I Ever Ate. It looked like heaven.
 And it was.
It had such a plush texture and so many subtle layers of flavor, it tasted expensive. 

I had such a great birthday-it was a beautiful day of food, fun, shopping, and my wonderful boyfriend who did everything he could to make it as great and happy of a day as possible. I am very lucky. :)
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