Phew…still catching up here! I’ll try to make this one short, too.
7:30 am – Coffee – Content (5)
I just started today with the regular – cuppa joe – I believe FM Spring Blend.
8:30 am – Starbucks Monday + Simple Oats – First Signs of Feeling Full (6)
I realized this morning that I’m out of almost all my good oatmeal mixins. I just made some regular old fashioned oats with a sliced banana and a sprinkling of that FM Cherry Vanilla Granola to give the oats some crunch since I don’t have any nuts to put on top.
Since today was Starbucks Monday, I also got my other usual – Grande Vanilla Soy Latte.
1:30 pm – Sandwich + Tortilla Chips w Salsa – First Signs of Feeling Full (6)
I totally forgot my badge at home today and if you’ve ever worked in a building that requires a security badge to get through doors, you know how annoying that can be. Luckily, hubby was sweet enough to drop my badge off for me around lunchtime. Since I was already out of the building, I decided to pick up some tortilla chips and salsa. I got the mild salsa with extra cilantro and they even let me try their new salsa – a spicy concoction with a base of roasted tomatoes…how cool?
As for the sandwich, I pulled out an old office trick of mine – sandwich toasting. As you guys have probably noticed, I love sandwiches…they’re both hard and easy to switch up, though, flavor-wise, and sometimes you get tired of cold lunches, so I started toasting mine in a toaster oven. I think they taste so much better this way.
- Great Harvest Dakota bread
- honey smoked turkey breast
- muenster cheese
- TJ’s chipotle hummus
- green pepper
It was sooo good – esp all nice and toasty. Quizno’s has nothing on this! haha…jk
6:30 pm – Kate’s B-day Dinner – Full (7)
We went to a local wine bar that opened in March – D’Vine Wine Cafe .
The wine list was, of course, phenomenal.
I was mostly looking forward to trying one of the wine flights to really experiment – I got the Interesting Whites.
Yolumba Viongier, Licia Albarino, and Evolution – all delicious, though I did noticed some wines tasted better with certain foods than others. I thought the holders were really cute.
Check out the Wall O’ Wine!
We started with a spinach salad.
Trio of hummus
Apple and fig
Lobster, crab, and corn fritters.
Sliders with bean salad.
I had a few plates of food that looked either like this…
We, of course, got dessert, too…have to have dessert when you’re doing birthdays, no? This is the trio of cheesecakes – berry, vanilla, and chocolate.
Chocolate plate from Kilwins .
After dinner, we were totally inspired to head over to Kilwin’s to browse. I spotted the fudge and had to have some…
…not so much for me, but for hubby. I got a 1/2 slice of chocolate and 1/2 slice of chocolate peanut butter.
Hubby was a little disappointed I didn’t bring home leftovers, but happily dug into the fudge. I haven’t touched the stuff yet…I’m too full from dinner to even think about eating any!
Happy Birthday Kate!!!!! I hope you had a blast!
Speaking of the Kate + Nate family, have you checked out Nate’s new blog – The Blog Stalker – it’s hilar, so def check it out when you have a moment.