My final birthday celebration was Thursday night at The Pony Room at Rancho Valencia.
We all shared several appetizers. Lobster Nachos (jack & cheddar cheese, avocado, corn salsa, roasted poblano, Guajillo aioli, shredded romaine):
Jalapeño Hamachi Crudo (house ponzu, spicy togarashi):
RV Artichoke (lemon caper aioli, drawn butter):
Brandt Farm Beef Sliders (“the sauce”, crispy onion, béarnaise, bacon):
Honolulu Ahi Sashimi (avocado, ponzu, sesame seeds, sweet & sour dipping sauce):
The lobster nachos were outstanding but the sliders are my personal favorite. I really enjoyed the sashimi too!
Just like that, my “birthday week” came and went! Another year older!
After I took the kids to school, I went to Zumba class. Lunch was with some friends at Big Bang Sushi.
Garlic Chili Edamame:
Salmon & Yellowtail sushi:
Hot Night and Marine Boy Rolls:
Sushi coma. :)
Last night I made pizzas for dinner using Trader Joe’s pizza dough.
And a salad:
And of course we gotta have some leftover red velvet cake to round out the meal!
This may surprise you but my breakfast this morning was different.
I made a breakfast burrito with a scrambled egg, onions and cheddar cheese. Just felt like something different finally. :) No guarantee it’s permanent.
We are having a fabulous lazy day at home today. I love it.
Lunch was a turkey sandwich, veggies and ranch.
I will leave you with a picture of Arnold. She is ready for the holidays!
Are you finished with your holiday shopping?