143.0...Belated Birthday Shenanigans

It has been quite the busy past few days! I had such an amazing weekend but more on that in a moment. Let’s get caught up first. 

Dinner on Thursday night was fabulous. I made Ground Beef and Pasta Casserole (recipe coming). The whole thing was done in ONE pan!

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While the casserole was baking, I made a Caesar salad to go with it. I can’t wait to share the casserole recipe!

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Friday’s breakfast: 

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I dropped off the kids at school, and went to pick up Alicia for my annual belated birthday trip to Pelican Hill

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The Barbies were ready!! 

We stopped at Starbucks along the way for coffee and my breakfast #2:

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Reduced Fat Egg White & Turkey Bacon Sandwich.

We arrived at South Coast Plaza for some shopping. We met up with everyone at Quattro Cafe for lunch. 

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Barbies have lunch too!

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Alicia and I shared the Caesar Salad:

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As well as the Prosciutto E Arugula Pizza (my favorite!):

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We did a bit more shopping then headed to the hotel to check in. Our room wasn’t quite ready yet so we enjoyed some cocktails in the lobby.

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We got dressed and headed to Okura Sushi for dinner. We shared Crispy Spicy Tuna (crispy rice cakes covered with spicy tuna topped with caramelized ginger):

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We also shared Dynamite Rock Shrimp (tempura battered then tossed with spicy tobiko-aioli and wonton chips (not pictured).

We also ordered two rolls: Hamachi Jalapeño Roll (spicy tuna and cilantro with hamachi, jalapeño, tobiko on top) and the Red Dragon Roll (shrimp tempura, cucumber, avocado with spicy tuna):

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It was a really fabulous dinner!

Afterwards, we went back to Pelican Hill hotel because we had heard they had a DJ. The place was dead so we enjoyed one more drink before heading back to our rooms to go to bed. Before we left, we did manage to get a group photos!

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Breakfast Saturday was a bagel with onion and chive cream cheese:

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We got ready and hit the pool for the day! Lisa was also celebrating her belated birthday as well! 

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For lunch I had a Cobb salad.

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And a little birthday treat for dessert.

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Dinner Saturday night was at Javier’s. Alicia and I shared the Ceviche Tostadas (our favorite thing on the menu):

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As well as the Enchiladas Pueblo (lobster enchiladas):

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The enchiladas were just ok. The ceviche tostadas always steal the show!

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I decided to forgo the flan birthday dessert, and head over to the Aqua Lounge at the Island Hotel. It was our friend’s Sumi’s 40th birthday and they were celebrating there so we joined them!

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We danced until the place closed and had a ball! 

Sunday’s breakfast: 

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We headed back to the pool for a few hours. Alicia and I shared a spicy tuna roll, chips and salsa and ceviche tostadas for lunch.

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Eventually, it was time to head home. 

Alicia’s family and mine met for dinner at Pizza Rev. 

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Hit the spot for sure!

Ah Monday. You come so quickly. Breakfast was the usual.

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This Monday was a bit different than usual Mondays. It was my husband’s birthday and opening day at Petco Park! 

We met my brother and some friends at Titled Kilt for some drinks and snacks before heading into Petco Park to watch the Padres play the Dodgers.

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During the game, I had Short Rib Tater Tot “Nachos”. 

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Pretty epic. Good thing I had my mini packets of Cholula on hand though!

At least I can say the food was good because the game was not. At least not for Padres fan. The Padres lost 15-0. Apparently we witnessed the worst opening day in Padres history. Lol.

Breakfast this morning. I was out of eggs! The horror!

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Had to resort to peanut butter on an English muffin. Don’t worry, I went to the store. Eggs will be reappearing tomorrow.

I took the kids to school and went to Cardio Strength class were I got my butt kicked. I needed it.

Lunch was a Seared Ginger Ahi Bowl at Green Spot Salad Company. 

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Still loving it!

 Are you rooting for a specific baseball team this year?

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  1. That looks like an epic birthday celebration! Go Royals!

  2. Definitely the Dodgers! What a great start to their season :P


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