Happy Birthday Eve to me! Yes, I am celebrating a little early :) I’m having the best birthday eve night!
I guess I should recap this afternoon first before getting to dinner.
Lunch today was the same leftovers as yesterday – still tasty! That Barefoot Contessa has some awesome recipes.
The last piece of chicken + the last of the zucchini / saffron couscous from the other night.
Plus some broccoli
All eaten in the beautiful sunshine! We had a beautiful day today and got to eat outside – it’s finally looking and feeling like summer here!
Nick wanted a snack so we went by Our Daily Bread, this great bakery here, to get some sweet after lunch desserts.
Remember when I tried the chocolate macaroon last week? Well, I got the raspberry one today. And I remembered to get a picture of the inside!
I tried to cut this into thirds to share with a few coworkers, but it kind of just crushed. The jam inside this was amazing – seriously the best jam I’ve ever had.
I am in love with these little french macaroons – they are so light and not too sweet. The perfect light lunch dessert.
Work, work, work, then snack!
Since it was so nice today, I knew Nick and I would probably go for a run after work so I packed a slice of my banana bread.
We ran today for the first time in over 2 weeks! It was pretty good, too.
The last time we ran was actually on that trail race we did, so I wasn’t sure how it would go today. My legs were a little stiff at first, but I actually felt really good while we were out -except for my shoulders! My arms were killing me and I just couldn’t figure it out – until I remembered all the yoga I’ve been doing lately :) They haven’t been hurting just during the day, but I guess moving them while running just let me know how much work they’ve been getting lately.
We did about 3 miles tonight and I’m glad we finally went. It was nice having a few weeks off to recover from that trail run since it kicked my butt.
Dinner tonight was even more delicious than last night – I love when meals get more flavor after sitting for a night in the fridge.
I had more of the guacamole salad on some romaine – this salad got spicier overnight!
I made my huevos rancheros on corn tortillas tonight instead of grits, just so I could see how good they were :)
Delicious! I love how crispy the tortillas got in the oven, and then the beans, runny eggs, and fresh cilantro?
Maybe one of the best Mexican themed meals I’ve made – and that’s coming from both of us!
Well, Nick is baking my birthday dessert as we speak! I may or may not partake in some this evening – I guess it depends on when it’s ready :) And….he may make me wait until tomorrow anyways.
Great components of a birthday eve:
- Good run
- Tasty dinner
- Birthday dessert :)
- The Devil Wears Prada on tv
I’ve got to pick out a cute birthday outfit + pack my lunch.