Happy Cinco de Mayo! I hope everyone got a chance to celebrate! More on that later....

Let's rewind to yesterday afternoon. Before I went out to dinner with my sister and law and a couple of her friends, I made a quick snack:

Whole wheat tortilla with egg whites, low fat cheddar cheese and Cholula. :)

We picked up my sister in law's friends and headed to one of their favorite spots: Urban Solace in North Park. I had never been before. The outside looks like a New Orleans style restaurant. We sat on their outdoor patio and they had a couple of guitar players playing some jazzy tunes.

I started with their Seared Albacore Chop Chop, Haas Avocado, Lime Juice, Fresh Herbs and Spicy Pine Nuts:

The crisps that came with it were a little stale tasting so I just add the "chop chop". Very fresh tasting...lots of avocado. The table also shared an order of their Warm Cheese Biscuits with Orange Honey Butter:


The four of us split TWO bottles of this fabulous wine:

It was so good I had to snap a pic so I'd remember what it was! :)

I was trying to decided between two entrees and so was someone else so we decided to order one of each and split them.
First: Bacon Wrapped Sustainable Idaho Trout, Spinach N' Mushroom Stuffed, Lemon Butter, Roast Potato:

The fish was good but I wasn't digging the skin on it and it was hard to maneuver around the bacon.

Second dish: BBQ'd Alaskan Sockeyed Salmon, Fava Bean Sweet Corn Succotash, Spiced Red Potatoes, House made Sweet & Spicy BBQ sauce:

The salmon was served medium rare so I went with it. Now don't get me wrong, I love me some raw fish but I thought it was odd to serve the salmon that rare. The succotash was excellent though! My sister in law ordered their chicken and I tried it and thought it was the best dish. That is odd for me because I rarely order chicken in restaurants (too boring) but I loved this one!! I would go back for the biscuits and the chicken. They definitely had some unique things on the menu and you could tell that the food was really fresh.

I slept like a ROCK last night. I was a little worried because if I have even a little too much wine, I can't sleep. But all was well in the world last night!

This morning, I finally got around to trying the container of Yoplait Red Velvet Cake yogurt that I've had in my fridge. I put some Fiber One cereal and berries on it and added one of the Trader Joe's Fiber Cakes on the side:

Eh. It's just too sweet for me now that I'm used to the plain/Greek yogurt. Not a re-purchase I'm afraid.

I took my son to school (keep my daughter home sick today) and then went to Zumba. Glorious as usual. I changed, and hit up the UPS store to send my laptop to the manufacturer for repair. Fingers crossed. I needed a fast lunch:

I know...Subway again.....how boring! But I do really like it. I tried their new Omega 9 Grain Bread. Pretty tasty....if you like that grain/oat/nutty texture in a bread (I do).

Then I hit up Target for some necessities and went to pick up my son from school. We had some time before a birthday party, so we went to McDonald's so he could play. I had one of these bad boys:

Then I took my son to his first "drop off" birthday party. He was pretty cool about mom leaving him there....I was proud....he's a big boy! :)

I had a couple of hours to kill, so I ran into Old Navy to return some things and walked out with a new white jean jacket. The last time I had a white jean jacket, I think I was 12. :)

I learned something. It's not a good idea to have an open box of these in the car:

Bad idea.

After picking up my sugar overloaded son from the party, I drove back home to pick up the hubby and daughter and we went to our club for a Cinco de Mayo dinner. They had a fabulous buffet of all sorts of Mexican delights.

Plate number one:

Two grilled mahi mahi tacos, shrimp enchilada, carne asada and guacamole. No photo of plate number two but it consisted of some more carne asada and guacamole. I did have two glasses of Chardonnay over the evening.

Dessert started with a slice of Tres Leche Cake:

But the cake was lonely. It needed something else:

A churro, ice cream and chocolate sauce made it all better.

Uh, can you say I need to stop eating!?! I have a big trip to San Francisco this weekend with the girls and that's not going to help any. Oh well..... :)


  1. OK, this post proves that you will eat ALL KINDS of things I would never even FATHOM putting in my mouth! I have had salmon ONCE in my life. HATE it! Spicy Pine Nuts? I didn't know Pine's HAD nuts. I didn't even know they were MALE! Seriously, what are pine nuts, anyway?

    In any case, it all looked VERY colorful. I had our friend Lauren's chicken and rice dish for dinner...soooo yummy! I bought all the stuff to make some myself, got home and realized that I had forgotten the chicken! ARGH! She sent me some extra from her batch. So sweet. I feel like I am the neighborhood stray, the way everyone gives me food...but I love it!!! Hope to see you at Zumba tomorrow...Happy Cinco De Mayo...I am hoping for Sink-o-de-SCALE-o!!

  2. I love Mcdonald's ice cream cones as well! They are hard to resist:)

  3. I've had that cab, and it is so good!
    I'm jealous of your tres leche cake - such a treat!
    I hear you on the wine/sleep. For me, too much wine = don't sleep well, also too little wine = don't sleep well.


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