141.2…Burger Crawl Part Two

Saturday night was my friend Patty’s birthday party. My husband was out of town so I rolled solo.

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Just me and my wine. I managed ok. :)

Patty’s party was so fun. We danced all night and ate tons of the delicious food Patty made. 

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Caesar salad, lasagna, caprese salad and tortellini. Everything was wonderful. Patty’s son made all the desserts which somehow escaped my camera. Sad face.

Breakfast Sunday morning was an egg beater sandwich on an English muffin with shredded cheese.

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After breakfast we hopped in the car and drove to Los Angeles for the day. I took my kids over to my sister in law’s house to hang with their cousins and I went to visit my parents. It was my other sister in law Stephanie’s birthday on Saturday so we all got together to celebrate.

We hung out with my dad (who’s doing pretty well for those of you that have been asking :) ) and snacked on cheese and crackers.

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Our family’s tradition is for the birthday person to choose dinner. Stephanie requested Hamburger Hamlet. I had a bowl of lobster bisque and split the wedge salad with my mom.

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We also had birthday cake. Duh!

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I LOVE grocery store cakes. I’m not gonna lie. I think they are the best. This one was especially good. 

After the festivities were over, I picked up my kiddos and we drove home.

It was a bit rough getting up this morning, I’ll have to admit. Crazy weekend…not enough sleep….lots of bad food. I’d like to say I made up for it today but not so much…..

Breakfast was healthy though….

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Trader Joe’s vanilla Greek yogurt, Coconut-Sour Cherry Granola and mixed berries.

After I took the kids to school I worked out. Today was my favorite class, Cardio Muscle.

I undid all my workout efforts at lunch. Today was round number  of our “Burger Crawl” experiment. Round number one was The Habit. Today we tried Smashburger. Smashburger handcrafts their burgers, smashing them down, searing them and seasoning them to order.

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My Smashburger of choice today was the Spicy Baja: fresh jalapenos, guacamole, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, chipotle mayo on a spicy chipotle bun. 

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Oh yeah. You want one huh???


The burger was just plain awesome. The meat was so flavorful and cooked perfectly. I like how the patty was thin. You could tell all the ingredients were fresh. The jalapenos made it super spicy which I love.

The fries were good. I can’t say they were the best fries I’ve ever had but they were still good nonetheless.

Between The Habit and Smashburger….Smashburger wins hands down. Stay tuned to see where we go next month!

What was the best thing you ate all weekend?


  1. I love store bought cake too! I tell everyone the only reason I go to showers and parties is for the cake and most of the time it's true!

  2. yum! I also love cake with "crisco" frosting! a huge weakness for me!!!

  3. The best thing I ate- Banana cream poke cake! That burger looks delish! Now I want one! :-)


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