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Caitlin's Birthday Celebation

by Meghann on April 26, 2009

It feels so great to finally be back in my own apartment! I missed my bed, my own food and most of all my DVR. I have a weeks worth of recordings to catch up on. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have to admit it did take me a while to finally make the drive from my parent’s house to my apartment on the complete opposite side of Orlando. I took a mini nap on the couch, caught a ride to Target with my Dad, then made a really yummy lunch with left overs in the fridge.


I was really, really craving a smoothie so I made a really yummy one out of Ice, Strawberries, Pineapple, Non- Fat Yogurt, & Peanut Butter.


It really hit the spot and went down much too fast. I would also like to point my Dad bought a thing of strawberries for me yesterday and I killed the entire container all of my own in less then two days. I just love my strawberries. ๐Ÿ™‚

I had also reheated the leftover Tofu from last night and topped it with some BBQ sauce.


And for some greens my Dad had some steamed Brussel Sprouts in the fridge.


I <3 Veggies!!

When I finally did make it home, unloaded my car and did some light grocery store I needed a snack and whipped out the very addicting Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Pretzels.


These are beyond delish, I find it really hard to stick to just one serving. I had to count out my serving, tie the bag back up with out trying one and then pushing it to the very back of the pantry before taking the pretzels to my couch. I figure if I waited to eat them until I was comfy on the couch that I would be to lazy to get up and try to snag more. ๐Ÿ˜‰

In celebration of the wonderful Caitlin’s 25th birthday I met up with her, her Dad, Husband and Friend Harry at Royal Thai for a fabulous dinner. I want to give a big THANK YOU to Caitlin’s Dad for graciously treating us all for the meal.

Of course, Caitlin wanted to dive into presents right away.


It was so easy picking out presents for Caitlin, I just acted like I was shopping for myself and went with there. I think she was pretty happy with the loot!

For food the table started out an order of Spring Rolls


And Pork Dumplings.


I had 1/2 a Spring Roll and 1 Dumpling.


I think dumplings are my favorite asian appetizer and these did not disappoint. Very yummy!

This was my third visit to this restaurant and each time I have got something different, the menu is so huge I just want to try everything. Tonight I ordered the Ga-Ree Dai which was shrimp in yellow curry with potatoes and onion.


This was sooo coconutty and flavorful. Very good. I really loved the coconut curry broth and have some left over to enjoy again tomorrow.

My meal also came with a mini Cucumber Salad on the side.


I politely declined continuing the birthday celebration with the gang as I still had to unpack at home. But I do wish Caitlin a very Happy Birthday! 25 is going to be another good year. ๐Ÿ˜‰

When I did get home I wanted chocolate so I had a piece of the Dark Chocolate Bunny from Easter.


I only have one piece left! This bunny has been very good to me.

But now I really do need to go unpack. I can’t believe I have to go back to real work tomorrow... boooo….

Good Night Everyone!!

1 Island Girl Eats April 26, 2009 at 8:09 pm

I have just started reading your blog this week. I really like it. I enjoyed the pictures of Trader Joe’s. Looks like a place that I would love!

2 meg April 26, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Sounds like a fabulous day! Happy birthday to Caitlin!

3 Vani April 26, 2009 at 8:20 pm

That thai food looks awesome! good luck unpacking . . .

4 Bec April 26, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Caitlin’s birthday dinner looks like it was delicious!

5 Mica April 26, 2009 at 8:26 pm

That’s really cool that you joined Caitlin for her birthday celebration. I like reading about your running-blogging-eating friendship. (I hope I don’t sound like a creepster.)

6 runsarah April 26, 2009 at 8:35 pm

I only have one piece of my easter bunny left too ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Bday to Caitlin!

7 Bridget April 26, 2009 at 9:12 pm

You just reminded me of the WEEKS worth of DVR’d shows I have to watch!!! Looks like a deliciously fun dinner…those spring rolls and dumplings look perfect!!

8 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) April 26, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Those pretzels are so good. I tried the chocolate covered peanut butter filled ones once and was in heaven. Good thing I never bought them! I doubt I could have any self control!

9 Sharon April 26, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Oh wow, super delicious!!

10 Sally April 26, 2009 at 9:35 pm

I’m glad you had fun celebrating Catlin’s birthday! Your smoothie looks yummy and same with Brussel sprouts. Gosh, I haven’t had them in forever- I’ll have to see if the grocery store has them next trip there.

11 Amandaa April 26, 2009 at 9:51 pm

love target. love dvr. love birthday celebrations.
and that soup looks divine!

12 jenngirl April 26, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Welcome home!! And strawberries are totally my favorite, I wish I had fresh ones right now!!

Have a good night!

13 lisaheartspizza April 26, 2009 at 10:13 pm

mmm, that Thai food looks great! Good call with the addicting pretzels, usually laziness prevails over mindless munching(at least in my case) and I think ANYTHING with peanut butter is addicting! So glad you got to experience TJs(do they not have them in Florida?!?!?!) and made it back safely to the east coast in time to wish Caitlin a Happy B-day

14 Lauren April 27, 2009 at 7:10 am

Strawberries never last long in my kitchen, either. Nor do TJ’s PB pretzels, for that matter ๐Ÿ˜‰

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