Sunday, October 17, 2010

Birthday Celebrations and BIG News!!!

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had a wonderful birthday celebration on Saturday.  The hubby made me a lovely breakfast of a tomato and cheese omelet on half a bagel.  We then spent the afternoon playing Laser Tag with our friends.  It was SO much fun, even though I got a major Goose egg in the second game and had to bail out early.  After the Laser Tag game the hubby and I split a small pizza to hold us over until dinner.

We had dinner with a bunch of friends at a Japanese steakhouse called Teppanyaki.  This is a fun place to go with friends because the chefs cook the food at your table, do tricks with the knifes, and joke around with the guests.  I sipped a few drinks, and enjoyed delicious fare.

Gyoza and 1/2 salmon roll (split these with the hubby)

Egg drop soup

Salad with orange dressing

The rest of my meal included veggies, rice, steak, shrimp and chicken.  I was stuffed!


Someone tipped off the waiter that we were celebrating my birthday and they brought me a little treat.  
I shared it with my sister.


We ended the night with a bit of dancing, and lots of laughs.

This morning we had a family brunch at the hubby's aunts house.  I had some eggs, 2 sausages, 1/4 of a cheese bun, some fruit, a piece of cheese, 2 mini quiche and coffee.

My mother-in-law made one of my favourite meals for dinner this evening - Creme Chicken with rice:


Dessert was half of this piece of lemon cake with creme cheese icing:


Exciting News!

In 3 weeks I will be going to San Fransisco for the Foodbuzz Festival (a food bloggers festival)!! 
I just finalized the plans, and booked my flights and hotel on Friday!! I am super excited!!  I cannot wait to meet some bloggie friends in person, and spend some time eating gourmet food, and hanging out with other food bloggers. As a featured publisher with Foodbuzz, my ticket for the festival was free, but I am still forking out a big chunk for the flights and hotel - I think it will be worth it!

Are you going to the Foodbuzz Festival? What was the highlight of your weekend?


17 comments:

saltyseattle said...

a. Happy Birthday, darling
b. Sorry about your goose egg but sounds like it was worth it
c. Cooking with fire just makes everything better, no?
d. Excited to meet you at Fbzfest

Simply Life said...

have fun at the festival - those always look like such a great time!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Happy belated birthday! Sounds like a fantastic day. I soooo wish I could go to San Fran with so many other wonderful bloggers.

Kat said...

They have a plce like that here called Benihhanas. It is a lot of fun. We used to go there all the time when I was little becuse it was my gpas favorite :)
Have fun at the festival!! Wish I could go

Jessica said...

SO FUN!! I would love to go to the festival!! Can't wait to see your pictures and see who you meet!!

Glad you had an awesome birthday (minus the goose egg)

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Eeei! That's SO EXCITING you are going to the foodbuzz festival! I'm jealous!!

Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said...

Sounds like an awesome bday :) I've been to a Japanese steakhouse only once in China and it was SO COOL, I loved it that the chef was cooking by our table and that everything was so fresh.

I wish I would be going to Foodbuzz, but no such luck.. it's a bit expensive from here :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am going to a similar restaurant on Satuday and am so excited! I love going to places like that!

That is so cool that you are going to that Festival! Can't wait to read all about it!!

The highlight of my weekend was probably a nice dinner out at a French restaurant where I had mussels that were TO DIE FOR. :) Yum.

mymarblerye said...

happy belated bday!! I'm so sad that I am not going to foodbuzz!! There are a couple of bloggers I would have loved to meet one is you!! who are you staying with? I'm sooo excited for you!! It's the best present to yourself!

Kacy said...

I love teppanyaki! So fun!

I won't be able to go to Foodbuzz. Super bummed I won't get to meet you :( Have fun!!!!

BusyB said...

WOW sounds LIKE a great weekend

(HAPPY BIRTHDAY!) and those pictures you took are awesome!!

Foodbuzz-i dont cook ...learning...I would be the poor example there ..I would be in the "don't" section!

HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eden said...

First off....YAY foodbuzz! where are you staying? I'm staying at the drake. I totally need to find you and grill you on your photography skills! It will totally be worth it! I think we will have a blast!
I'm glad you had a yummy celebration! and I'm very impressed you managed to get such nice shots of the food!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Happy Bday!!!!!!!! (belated) but your food/sushi looks fantastic!

I am going to FBuzz as you know :) And can't wait to meet you!!!!!!!!!!

eatmovelove said...

Oh wow - I'd just want to go to SF!!! LOL :). Glad your doing what you want to do. It's a lot of money no doubt - but it's your money and your life - and you'll work it out. I can't wait to see your lovely pics!

...and HOW did you only eat 1/2 of that slice of cake?! :)

Jessica @ The Process of Healing said...

Happy Birthday!
LOVE Japanese restaurants like that! so fun!
And that cake at the end.. omg.

Kelly said...

Happy Belated Birthday !!!!

I'm so excited about your festival!!! Have a great trip!!! :)

Toni said...

That sounds so fun! Have you ever been to SF before? It's a very fun place to be.