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Calories Don't Count on Your Birthday… right?

by Meghann on February 8, 2009

I am stuffed! It has been a great birthday with great eats, but I think I am ready to get back on the healthy wagon tomorrow with a regular eating schedule and food choices.

For lunch we went to my Grandmother’s neck of the woods and ate at a cute little resteraunt near the water.

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I figured since it was my birthday I would enjoy a Mimosa with my lunch. I definitely had a ‘Why Not?’ mentality today.

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For lunch I ordered the Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad with Grilled Salmon on top.

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The salad was wonderful. Along with the Walnuts and Blue Cheese, the salad had Pimentos, Capers, Tomato ,Cucumber and onions… Yum! I also had Raspberry Vinegaratte on the side for fork dipping.

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Even though I tried to deny it, the waitress brought out Chocolate Mousse to celebrate my birthday.

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I split the plate with the table.

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After lunch we celebrated my birthday more with a wonderful Cupcake Cake my little brother’s girlfriend, Ashley, made me.

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It was yummy Chocolate with Vanilla Icing.

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I forgot to take a picture of my actual slice, but I did enjoy a sliver.

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TIme got a way from me as I was saying good be to my family and I ended up not making it back to my apartment until after 5:00 and my birthday dinner started at 5:30! I rushed as fast as I could, but I ran into a dress diliemma and ended up applying my make up on the drive to the resteraunt. I hate to say it, but I was a tad late. Besides that dinner was wonderful.

I reserved the back patio at Seasons 52 for my birthday dinner. It was one of the best birthday dinners. I had an amazing mix of friends surrounding me that really made me feel special on my birthday.

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Friends (from left to right): Shannan, Christie, Mitch, Matt, Jessica, Me, Kristien, Caitlin, Ryan, Lindsey, & ROss.

Caitlin and her Huz started me out with a great glass of Champagne from a Winery they visited on their honeymoon (How cool is that?)

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It was was perfectly dry and bubbly, I loved it!

While the bubbles were going to my head, I opened my wonderful gifts.

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It’s funny as I was opening the gifts of different Bars, Gummies, and Road ID Gift Certificate, my non-blogger friends were staring in curiosity and had me explain what each thing was. LOL Love you guys!

Thank you Caitlin, Lindsay and Ryan for my wonderful gifts!

Caitlin’s gift came with a bow that I proudly wore the rest of the night. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I decided to go all out on the main course for my Birthday Dinner and ordered the Grilled Rack of New Zealand Lambred bliss potatoes, asparagus, balsamic onions and Dijon sauce.

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It was wonderful and so out of the ordinary for me. I enjoyed every bite.

When dessert came I’m pretty sure the table applauded.

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I decided to go with the Red Velvet Cake and Raspberry Cannoli options.

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They lit a candle and sang Happy Birthday. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I am the only person in the world who loves having Happy Birthday sung to them!

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It was a WONDERFUL birthday dinner!! I had my amazing friends from High School, who are still close after all these years and my amazing blogger friends on the other, who have opened up this wonderful new world to me. It was a great melding of my life.

Thank you everyone for all the wonderful birthday wishes. You guys are great and made my day feel so much more special!!

Now don’t forget tomorrow is another big day, at 11am the BLOGGING BAKE SALE begins!!!! GET EXCITED!!!!!

1 caitlin February 8, 2009 at 10:07 pm

yay now i can rest peacefully ๐Ÿ˜€

2 Lauren February 8, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Happy Birthday Meghann! New to reading your blog and I am really enjoying your story.
Thanks for sharing!

3 kaneil February 8, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Your dinner looks like it was a hit! Glad you had a good time!

Kaneil, balanceisbest

4 eatingbirdfood February 8, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Season 52 looks delightful- I’m glad you had such a lovely birthday dinner with new and old friends.

I loved all your “foodie/runner” birthday gifts and you looked really cute- loved the red belt. Happy Birthday!!

I can’t until 11AM tomorrow!!

5 Lee February 8, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Happy Birthday! Calories definitely do not count on your bday.

6 Shelby February 8, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Oh don’t feel guilty one bit girl! You deserve all those good eats on your b-day!

7 Julz February 8, 2009 at 10:31 pm

GR8 DAY, INDEED ๐Ÿ™‚

8 laughinglindsay February 8, 2009 at 10:32 pm

I LOVE the added hair accessory. You’re ADORABLE!
I’m so glad everything went well! Happy Birthday Girl!

9 Amelia February 8, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Everything looks delish! Especially that salmon salad. Yum!

Calories definitely don’t count on birthdays! It’s all about indulgence. Glad you had a good one!!!

10 Laura February 8, 2009 at 10:39 pm

Happy Birthday!~ It looks like you had a great one!

11 Sarah W. February 8, 2009 at 10:42 pm

sounds like you had a fantastic day of birthday celebrations!!! yayyyyyy

12 Bec February 8, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Glad you had a good Birthday! Enjoy whats left of your special day.

13 Kimberly February 8, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Happy birthday, lovely lady! ๐Ÿ™‚

14 Maggie February 8, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Calories – what are those?!?!?

Sounds like an awesome day ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you had such a great time!

15 Melissa S. February 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm

ahhhh…it looks like you had such a great birthday!! i’m sorry i couldn’t get up there to celebrate dinner with you…next time, i promise. actually, what are you up to next weekend?

anyhow…again, sorry i missed you dinner…everything looks so wonderful!!!

16 Amanda February 8, 2009 at 10:59 pm

your whole day looks so fun and filled with people you love!! totally right that cals don’t count!

17 Sharon February 8, 2009 at 11:04 pm

Oh my gosh, what an awesome time!!! Tasty desserts!

18 Andrea [bella eats] February 8, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Yay!!! What a great birthday!!! Happy Happy Happy Birthday to you, Meg! ๐Ÿ™‚

19 eatingbender February 8, 2009 at 11:15 pm

What a great way to celebrate! Calories totally don’t count ๐Ÿ˜‰ All of your eats look fantastic! HAPPY BIRTHDAY one more time!

20 The Healthy Hostess February 8, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Happy Birthday! I wish I could have joined you! It looked like a blast!

21 Hallie February 8, 2009 at 11:17 pm

I tell everyone that calories don’t count on your birthday, or actually your whole birthday week. Or your friends’ birthdays. Especially if you eat birthday cake standing up. Then it’s like, negative calories ๐Ÿ™‚

So glad you had a wonderful day, you deserve it!

22 jenngirl February 8, 2009 at 11:18 pm

Yay for such a successful birthday!! And chocolate cake with vanilla icing is my FAVORITE!!

23 Ryan February 8, 2009 at 11:37 pm

I had so much fun meeting you and everyone else! Enjoy your new eats! See you at Gasparilla…are you ready?! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Birthday!

24 bobbi February 8, 2009 at 11:54 pm

how lovely I LOVE BIRTHDAYS!!!!

25 biz319 February 9, 2009 at 12:10 am

What a great birthday! You are blessed!

26 Mica February 9, 2009 at 12:30 am

Great birthday-day and birthday-dinner!

…Your birthday dinner entourage is so good-looking! You must have stolen all the attention in the restaurant!

27 sarahannmatheny February 9, 2009 at 3:48 am

What a great day! Love your dress and red belt, by the way (but of course the bow was the ultimate accessory).

I think my fave gift of yours has to be the pumpkin spice trail mix. Now if that was in the bake sale, I’d pay a pretty penny ๐Ÿ˜‰

28 Erica February 9, 2009 at 6:03 am

Awwww – looks like you had such a great day ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Birthday once again ๐Ÿ™‚

29 Kelly February 9, 2009 at 6:50 am

Your meal looks amazing! Love all the presents. I wish I could have been there! Cute red shirt by the way.

30 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 9, 2009 at 7:17 am

Glad to see you had a wonderful birthday and enjoyed every minute. Happy Birthday!

31 VeggieGirl February 9, 2009 at 7:39 am

PERFECT CELEBRATION!!! AND OH MY GOODNESS THAT ENJOYLIFE GRANOLA IS HEEEEAVENLY!!!

32 Amanda February 9, 2009 at 7:48 am

Happy belated birthday! Looks like you had a wonderful day!

33 ttfn300 February 9, 2009 at 8:37 am

FABULOUS day, happy bday!!!

34 sweetandnatural February 9, 2009 at 8:58 am

Happy birthday! So glad you had a wonderful day!

35 Sarah February 9, 2009 at 8:59 am

Happy birthday!! I love your bday dinner outfit–gorgeous!

36 Dori February 9, 2009 at 9:14 am

The chocolate mousse looks so amazing! So does the rack of lamb, great choice! Happy birthday!

37 Sweet and Fit February 9, 2009 at 9:30 am

Happy Birthday! you looked so cute too! i’m loving the red velvet dessert =) can’t wait for the bake sale!

38 brandi February 9, 2009 at 9:52 am

Looks like a fun birthday!!!

39 Mandy A February 9, 2009 at 10:02 am

Happy Birthday! It looks like it was a great one ๐Ÿ™‚

Where did you get your dress? Too cute!

40 Bridget February 9, 2009 at 10:08 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your dinner looked SO fun…I’m so happy you had such a great bday!!!!!

Can’t wait for the bakesale!

41 ksgoodeats February 9, 2009 at 11:23 am

So glad you had such a wonderful birthday!! Everything looks fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚

42 cleanveggiex3 February 9, 2009 at 3:02 pm

happy birthday =]
all your food looks amazing. that cupcake looks especially appealing ๐Ÿ™‚

43 Andrea (Off Her Cork) February 9, 2009 at 3:41 pm

YaY! Looks like you had an amazing time! Happy Birthday! ๐Ÿ˜€

44 Jill February 9, 2009 at 5:54 pm

Looks like you had a fabulous time!! Happy b-day ๐Ÿ™‚

45 Summer Slim February 9, 2009 at 6:56 pm

what delicious birthday meals! it is def. a day that you SHOULD splurge…why not?

46 Marianne February 10, 2009 at 1:57 am

Looks like a fun birthday. The rack of lamb looks excellent ๐Ÿ˜€

47 hundredtenpounds March 24, 2010 at 12:05 pm

WOW! Those pictures of the food are amazing. I want to eat there! ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes–calories on your birthday are zero! ๐Ÿ™‚
Lisa

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