136.4...Crazy Week

It definitely has been a busy week so far. We got back Sunday night from Deer Valley. As much as I dislike ski trips and being in the cold weather, it turned out to be a really relaxing trip.

While my husband and kids were skiing Saturday, I had lunch at our hotel, Stein Eriksen Lodge.  I had the Ahi & Avocado Chopped Salad (hardboiled egg, garden vegetables, avocado vinaigrette):

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It was excellent! I really enjoyed it. 

I had worked out earlier that morning so I felt like I earned some late afternoon delights:

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For dinner we went to Squatters. I had the Ground Ahi Burger (orca bay yellowfin tuna ground with fresh herbs and spices, with pico de gallo, cilantro cabbage, avocado and wasabi aioli) and a salad:

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I ordered this the last time I ate there, and enjoyed it equally this time.

We all went to the breakfast buffet Sunday morning. I had the same thing as the day before: toast with Dijon mustard, lox, cucumbers and tomatoes. 

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Along with their yummy maple bacon! They also had chilaquiles with poached eggs!

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Such a great breakfast!

Everyone skied for a bit, then we packed up and headed towards the airport. We stopped at Main Street Pizza & Noodle for lunch. My husband and I shared the Santa Fe Salad (mixed greens, black beans, baby corn, avocado, onions, salsa and tortilla strips):

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As well as the Santa Fe Chicken Pizza (grilled chicken breast marinated in lime and herbs with red onions, mozzarella cheese, fresh cilantro and a side of salsa, sour cream and guacamole):

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I thought the salad was just ok but the pizza was delicious!

We flew back to San Diego and picked up Milton’s for dinner. I had the Milton’s Chopped Salad:

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I wasn’t super hungry so I ate about a quarter of it and saved it for later.

Ah Monday morning. How I despise you. At least I have my usual breakfast to look forward to.

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After I took the kids to school, I went to the gym, then my nail appointment then it was home for lunch. I ate the rest of my salad.

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That evening, we met Asaf & Yamia for dinner at Market. They took us out to celebrate my belated 40th birthday. I love how my birthday celebrations never end!

 My fabulous meal started with Tuna Tartare:

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It was light and delicious. My entree was the Cod with Ramen Noodles:

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Another winner!! The cod was perfectly tender.

For dessert we ordered the Chocolate-Butterscotch Tasting (warm chocolate soufflé cake, butterscotch custard, malted chocolate ice cream, pretzel crunch):

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Heaven. The pretzel crunch on the ice cream was the best part.

I also enjoyed a special birthday treat:

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Let the celebrations never end! ;)

Tuesday’s breakfast:

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After I took the kids to school, I met my husband and some friends and we hit the road for Palm Desert. I’m excited to announce that we are now the proud owner of a home there! My mom lives there so this is really exciting. We met up with her and checked out the house. 

Lunch was at my favorite Mexican restaurant, Fresh Agave. I had one of their kick-a** margaritas (you only need one!) and their table-side guacamole. 

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I ordered the Camerones Diablos and boy was it spicy!

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Holy cow. I rarely say something is too spicy but that almost was!

After lunch, we headed straight back home for my son’s school baseball game. Right after that, I quickly got dressed and headed to Pamela’s house for Bunco. She had a St. Patrick’s Day theme and everyone had to wear some sort of combination of green, wine and gold. 

We enjoyed some appetizers before dinner. 

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There were two different types of salads, chicken pot pie, Brussels sprouts, Irish soda bread and other goodies. 

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Everything was really good especially the chicken pot pie. I can’t remember the last time I had that.

Dessert was especially yummy:

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It was a rich chocolate tort with caramel filling. Worth the calories for sure!

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Thanks Pamela for a great evening!! 

Today’s breakfast:

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I took the kids to school, then off to the gym. I came home to get some stuff done, then went out to run errands. I stopped for lunch at The Green Spot Salad Company and had my favorite Ginger Ahi Bowl:

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I came home to this special surprise from my friend Stacy:

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Yummy #MG40 cupcakes from Sprinkles! She definitely knows the way to my heart!

Cupcakes or cake? Cupcakes all the way!!! 

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