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by Meghann on November 16, 2008

After an incredibly fantastic weekend, I have finally made it back home. The four hour drive went quickly thanks to my hour or so nap in the passengers seat. Thank god for my sister’s boyfriend! I would have definitely fallen asleep at the wheel if I were by myself.

My stomach was still pretty satisfied when we started the trip. Around the half way point I broke into my snack bag and pulled put a Pumpkin Spice Granola Bar to hold me over the rest of the way.


I made it to my parents house in time for an early dinner to celebrate my Little Brother’s birthday. I can not believe he will be 19 tomorrow! I remember when he was born! Since it was his birthday, he got to pick where we ate and he choose a local Cuban restaurant called El Leoncitos. I guess he really wanted to Cuban.

On the way out the door to dinner I found my parent’s stash of Peppermint Bark and could not resist a small piece.


Nothing better to kick off the holiday season then Peppermint Bark!

My meal started with a small salad.


I was heavy into conversation when the salad arrived and completely forgot to take a picture until I was halfway through. It was a nice simple salad that I topped with some Oil & Vinegar.

I had the HARDEST time trying to decide what to heat off their menu. Nothing seemed very intriguing to me at the moment. I eventually decided on the Chicken Taco and Chicken Enchilada Combo. I thought it came with black beans and rice and was a little disappointed to see refried beans on my plate. πŸ™


I asked for no cheese on the enchilada or in the taco and honestly did not miss it at all. I’m getting into a habit now of ordering things with out cheese at restaurants and have yet to have an experience where I really noticed it was missing. I ate all of the main items and just a couple of bites of the beans and rice.

I also had a small bite of my Mom’s Cuban. I was almost wishing I would have just ordered this instead. Oh well…


Of course you can not celebrate a birthday with out cake. My brother specifically requested Cookie Cake!! A family favorite! πŸ™‚


I started with a small sliver.


And could not help myself, but to return for another small piece. I ended up wiping all of the icing off on this piece.


Then I got a little tummy ache from all the sugar, oh well it was worth it. πŸ™‚

Now I have ALOT of blog reading to catch up, as well as some good tv! I hope everyone else had just as great of a weekend! Good night!

1 VeggieGirl November 16, 2008 at 8:34 pm

WELCOME HOME!!! You ended your fantastic weekend with a bang πŸ™‚

2 gina (fitnessista) November 16, 2008 at 8:39 pm

oh my goodness, i LOVE cookie cake! looks like so much fun!
have a great night!

3 jess November 16, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Looks like a really fun night! It’s cute that you guys had cookie cake. I always request mexican food with no cheese ever since I had mono (now it gives me Horrible stomach cramps) and, you’re right, with all the flavor of salsa and other awesome ingredients in mexican food I haven’t missed it either!

Hope your tum feels better!

4 Megan November 16, 2008 at 8:48 pm

Looks like fun! Happy Birthday to your brother. Enjoy your evening!

5 jenngirl November 16, 2008 at 8:52 pm

Glad you had an enjoyable ride home, car rides can be brutal sometimes…And Happy 19th to your little bro, looks like y’all had a blast! And cookie cake? Nice choice, it IS hard to resist!

6 sweetandnatural November 16, 2008 at 9:05 pm

I love cookie cakes!!

7 Melissa S. November 16, 2008 at 9:15 pm

happy birthday brother!!! what a great cake!

glad you got back safe!

8 inmytummy November 16, 2008 at 9:20 pm

Yum, cookie cake!

9 Amy November 16, 2008 at 9:33 pm

cookie cake is sooo addicting. and the peppermint bark looks so good!

** i gave ya a little award on my blog, come pick it up dear πŸ˜€

10 Erica November 16, 2008 at 9:34 pm

Thank you for the kind words πŸ˜‰ Glad you had a fun weekend! I love cookie cake- it has been FOREVER since I’ve had it! Happy Birthday to your bro!

11 Kristie November 16, 2008 at 9:36 pm

The cookie cake looks awesome. There’s no way I would be able to resist going back for a second sliver either. And possibly a third. Whoever did the print on that cake did quite a lovely job as well πŸ™‚

12 Sharon November 16, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Oh wow, cookie cakes – that is awesome!

13 sharon November 17, 2008 at 12:24 am

Welcome back πŸ™‚
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and feel totally relaxed & refreshed!

I love peppermint bark and would definitely have a hard time resisting having a piece!

Happy Birthday to your brother! Looks like you had a fun dinner!

14 MizFit November 17, 2008 at 5:58 am

laughing that im delurking simply to say I SO GET STOMACHACHES from a big infusion of sugar and SO DO IT ALL THE TIME ANYWAY πŸ™‚

15 Lee (seelivelee) November 17, 2008 at 7:06 am

i love cookie cakes! Glad your weekend went well, you and your sis are adorable!! Sugar is always worth it πŸ™‚

16 Nicole November 17, 2008 at 8:55 am

Peppermint bark sounds SO GOOD!!

And OH MY GOSH, the cookie cake is CUTE!

17 Bridget November 17, 2008 at 8:56 am

I LOVE peppermint bark!! It’s getting that time of year, I need to make some! I haven’t had a cookie cake in ages…so good! Looks like you had a really fun weekend…I miss college!

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