Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Birthday Food Fest

On Monday I turned 26. Ben says that I am now in my 'late twenties' and I'm an old lady. So for the last couple of days, I've been drowning my sorrows in delicious food! (I'm not really upset about being 26, but it's a good excuse to stuff my face!)

On Sunday we had a family party at our house. Cathy and Erik and the kiddos came over, and Bill and Ginger brought a feast to feed us all with. One of my top five favourite foods of all time is turkey sandwiches.... mmm mmm mmm.

Calico beans, cucumber salad, apple salad, turkey sandwich, chicago beef sandwich, potato skin. 

Then, as if that wasn't enough face stuffing, it was cake time. But first was the age test... can I blow out 26 candles... well, no. But, with a lot of effort, I did manage 25. What's a little saliva between friends, right?

Bill made super yummy carrot cake with homemade cream cheese frosting. It is SO GOOD.

Then Monday arrived... I figured since it was my birthday I could have cake for breakfast...

As you can see I also had a healthy glass of OJ and a multivitamin.

Then it was lunch time... So I had some more cake, and a cup of tea. 

I was so excited to eat this slice that most of it was gone before I remembered to take the picture.

Then I felt like having an afternoon snack. I thought I should mix it up a little, so had some leftover peanut butter silk pie...

Then we went to Outback for dinner with Tanya and Boyd. Outback is an Australian themed restaurant. The only real difference is that they add Australian words like 'Bonzer' and 'Mate' to the menu... I started with a chocolate martini...

We had to go for Aussie Cheese Fries. This 'appetizer' is the gold standard for fat and calorie content. It doesn't get any better than this. It's ridiculous. You only order it if you have a team to help you eat it. Although, I think Outback has shrunk it a little after all the negative press it was getting... sad!

Then I had my Birthday Steak. I have steak once a year for my brithday. I like it to be pretty pink, so last year I couldn't have any (you're not meant to eat raw meat while pregnant). It was delicious. 

I asked for my veggies without butter to be healthy.

Then we shared the free birthday dessert... Vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and whipped cream and a cherry. 

It was a great birthday! And now I have to go on a diet, because I strongly resemble this guy...

Happy Birthday to me! :-)


Mrs Chronic-Shock said...

Happy Birthday Louise! Your scrumptious birthday feast is forcing me to leave the office for a hot fudge sundae from McDonald's!

Lori said...

I tried to send you a "Birthday Wish" through Facebook, but you haven't accepted me as a Friend yet... I'll be in the corner crying whenever you get around to acknowledging my existence. Say this really fast and slurred, "Let's be (fr)iends".

Cathy said...

Looks like the perfect day! I love food. I love birthdays.

Mum said...

I think Mr Blobby has a very attractive figure - I am also spending a lot of time trying to emulate his perfect pink protruding paunch! I am so sorry I couldn't be with you to help clear up the left overs!

Tanya Cothran said...

Your afternoon tea and cake is quite inspiring. hmm. I'm going to have some Scottish tea and cake right now!