Two Tasty Tortillas

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.

chikcous

The last piece of chicken + the last of the zucchini / saffron couscous from the other night.

Plus some broccoli

broc

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.

macaroon

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!

macaroon

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.

banbread

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.

salad

I had more of the guacamole salad on some romaine – this salad got spicier overnight!

tortillas

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?

huevos

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.

Nite!

7 comments

  1. AAAAHHH!! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May TRIPLE the happiness and blessings pour down on you this year my dear!
    And oh my God. Way to treat yourself with that AMAZING macaroon! Looks amazing! And the huevos rancheros…man…you really know how to treat yourself like the princess you are!

  2. Happy Almost Birthday!!!

  3. Those huevos rancheros are calling my name…happy birthday to you! Whata wonderful way to keep the celebrations going. The macaroons are beautiful too!!

  4. Happy b-day to you!

  5. Happy Birthday, my friend!

    That macaroon is drool worthy!

  6. happy early birthday girlie!
    mm i love banana bread! that slice looks great!

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