A Birthday Dinner

Yesterday was my mom’s birthday! She turned 25 years old. Winking smile

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Just kidding! I am not going to tell you her age because she would crucify me and that I am not kidding about. But if you happen to know how old I will on November 30th, then you just need to add 25 to that. Who wants to do some math on a Saturday?!? Smile

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We went to one of our favorite restaurants, BJ’s Brewhouse, to celebrate. Unfortunately, even though we called ahead, the wait was much longer than we anticipated (and told by the hostess). Normally, we aren’t ones to complain but we watched several parties larger than ours (who came in after us) get seated before we did. The manager was very understanding and gave us a free appetizer.

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Since I am not a huge fan of fried food anymore, I also ordered the wedge salad to start off my dinner. The wedge salad normally comes with bleu cheese dressing but I switched that for the balsamic vinaigrette. The salad was delicious … as usual! The vinaigrette was the perfect compliment to the other flavors of the salad.

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For dinner, I ordered the vegetarian mini pizza. When I saw this new item on the menu, I got really excited because the crust is whole wheat and it is on the Enlightened Entrees section of the menu, which is a list of the healthier entrees available. The pizza was a little smaller than I was expecting but the crust was amazing! In my opinion, the crust really made this pizza because the toppings were the standard vegetarian selections.

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Happy birthday, Mom! I hope you had a great evening!