Food Filled Birthday

I’ve finally digested all the delicious eats from my birthday weekend. I’m a lucky girl with such wonderful friends to ring in my 29th. I kicked off the weekend with ladies’ night at the Golden Temple for the best Chinese restaurant (and drink menu) I’ve ever been to. Recognize that martini sipping gal from the early days on the blog? That’s Toni! She’s baaaaaaack!!! Toni was my roommate before the groommate moved in. She recently moved back to Boston so I’m looking forward to joining our cooking forces again soon!

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Yeesh that’s some bad lighting. Still trying to figure this camera out!

After an exhausting shopping spree on Saturday, Funk treated me to a masterpiece meal: Quesadillas! On one of our first dates, Funk dared me to order quesadillas but ask the waitress for kway-sa-deee-loz pronounced very incorrectly, which made me look like a goof. We still don’t pronounce them correctly to this day, but it’s not as embarrassing when there is no waitress to hear it.

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Funk used whole wheat tortillas and filled them with diced onions, green peppers, pinto beans, avocados, soy cheese, and spicy tomatoes. He even wore his Bueno y Sano shirt to cook, which I think he did on purpose to channel his inner Mexican chef. Then we enjoyed a little vanilla on vanilla bday cake from Stop & Shop which has that gritty sickeningly sweet icing that we love.


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The sister-in-laws-to-be joined us for cocktails at Lolitas in Boston for the evening.

And on Sunday night we headed to Blue Ginger for a birthday dinner, which was also conveniently the first night of Restaurant Week! About a hundred people have told me how amazing Blue Ginger is, but after Marci told me it was “the best meal of her life” I knew I had to get there, stat.


We each started with the Shiitake-Leek Springrolls, which you wrapped in lettuce and dipped into a three chile dipping sauce. If that’s all we ate the whole night, we would have been juuust fine. The springrolls weren’t overly fried and I loved wrapping them in lettuce (and the excuse to eat with my hands). They came with a small scoop of mustardy coleslaw which I really loved.


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After the appetizer, I was just about too stuffed to eat my meal, which happened to be the best piece of salmon I had ever eaten. So I had to eat it!



I ordered a crème brulee with cookies dessert and was seriously so full I could only take a few bites. It wasn’t the best dessert I had ever eaten, which made it easier to pass up.


If all birthdays can be this great, getting older looks good to me.



  1. Posted March 10, 2011 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    What a fun birthday! I love that Aaron wore his Bueno y Sano shirt hahahah

    Blue Ginger looks amazing. In addition to the raw cafe, it’s also on the list of places to eat at. Can I just hide in your pocketbook and go everywhere you go??? 🙂

  2. Janel
    Posted March 10, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Yes, please do. Or just move into our spare bedroom.

  3. Pam
    Posted March 10, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    So glad you had a great birthday weekend.. love you!!!

  4. Posted March 10, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Somehow I missed your birthday, and for that I apologize. HAPPY BELATED! Golden Temple is the jam, my friends and I refer to it exclusively as The GT. Glad you had a such a great night. 🙂

  5. Posted March 10, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Looks like you had a delicious birthday!!

  6. Posted March 10, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    yum yum yum! that all loooks delicious! and you (and your company) look so great!

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