Busy. That basically describes my weekend. It was one event after the next. I'm not complaining….all were fun events complete with fabulous food!

Friday night we had dinner with friends at The Pony Room at Rancho Valencia. We all shared a bunch of appetizers….

Hamachi with Jalapeños:

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Buffalo Popcorn Chicken Bites:

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Brandt Farm Beef Sliders ("the sauce", crispy onions, béarnaise and bacon) - these are my personal favorite:

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For my entree, I ordered the Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos:

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And for dessert, don't forget the H&J Cookie Sundae (Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream, Chantilly cream, brandied cherries):

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Saturday morning, I reheated some of the Leek, Potato & Gruyere Frittata for breakfast.

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Felt like such a fancy breakfast and all it took was a minute in the microwave.

After breakfast, my daughter and I hit the road for Los Angeles. It was my sister in law's baby shower and we were so excited to help her celebrate.  We arrived at Joe's Restaurant about two hours later and the party got started!

We enjoyed a delicious lunch, complete with choice of appetizer and entree. I started with the Curried Lentil Soup:

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For my entree I chose the Pan Seared Salmon (curried carrot puree, beluga lentils, crispy swiss chard):

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A baby shower wouldn't be complete without a delicious cake!

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Here's a photo of the mom-to-be Stephanie (in the middle). Her sister and sister in law are on the left and my mom and I are on the right:

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Right after the shower we had to head back to San Diego for an event for my son at the school. As soon as that was over, we went to Mia Francesca for dinner. My husband and I shared the Caesar salad:

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I ordered from their specials….it was a dish with cheese raviolis in a tomato sauce topped with steak and arugula.

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The steak is hiding but trust me that it was good!

Sunday morning I polished off the rest of the Leek, Potato & Gruyere Frittata:

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After we took my daughter to a birthday party, it was off to the Chargers game! We played the Raiders and we won. Yes!!!! I didn't eat much at the game because I wanted to save room for Burger Night at our club!!

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Beef burger on a brioche bun with tomato, red onion, arugula, chipotle aioli and onion rings. Heaven.

Ah Monday. Why do you come so fast? Breakfast was scrambled egg beaters with leeks and gruyere cheese:

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After I took the kids to school, I had a meeting. My plan was to go to the gym after but several other things came up a the school so that took care of that idea. I had enough time to run my errands and stop at Subway for lunch before having to pick the kids up from school.

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I feel like I haven't stopped running today. I hope tomorrow is a little more chill (here's to hoping!).

What was the best thing you ate all weekend?

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  1. I don't think hospital food counts as the best thing I ate all weekend! I wouldn't even know how to live your life - its so surreal to me!


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