Saturday, February 20, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me! February 20th

I used to love my birthday... but not so much anymore. It just means getting older and time passing (and yes, I realize I am not that old! lol). I've actually been pretty depressed today for a variety of reasons though, so I don't feel like doing a cheery post and I'm not going to! But I did go to Wild Ginger tonight for dinner... just me and my Mom. And the funny thing is, this is the first time my Mom has ever been. She's not a vegetarian, but I figured it wouldn't kill her to sit through one "meat free" meal with me! lol Here's what we got....

Her dinner came with miso soup, so that came out first. My Mom really liked it and I tried a bite and thought it was good too.


We both got the spring rolls. They are truly a winner! :)


We got the tofu skin wraps to share, because we both wanted to try them. Shockingly, this was the very first thing I didn't like at Wild Ginger! And neither did my Mom. They just had a funny taste to them. My Mom said they must have put something fermented in them... but I don't know. They looked like they would be tasty though!


Luckily we loved our other appetizers though... Mom got the baked eggplant.


I got the steamed veggie dumplings, a usual favorite.


Mom got the moo-shu vegetables with wrappers for her entree.


I got my usual favorite, pineapple fried rice!


I didn't have room for dessert, so I got some to take home. I've heard great things about Wild Ginger's peanut butter bomb, and it lives up to the hype. In fact, I'm nibbling on it now!


I took some pictures of Peanut today... what can I say? He's a beauty! :)







And a note about the up-coming Wild Ginger meet-up... after going there for dinner tonight I'm almost leaning towards trying to do a lunch there instead. They aren't as busy, so I think they'll be able to cater to a larger group of people then... AND it will be easier to find them in daylight hours! lol I will e-mail the attendees detailed instructions on how to get there, but I think we're looking at a Wild Ginger lunch instead... I'd do a weekend of course so everyone could make it! And it will be sometime in March. That's all for now!

20 comments:

Tori said...

Hey happy birthday...peanut in that laundry basket is too cute!

Shannon, Tropical Eats said...

Happy bday girly!!!!!!! That peanut butter bomb sounds AMAZING.

wish i could go to the bloggy meetup. Sounds like fun! :)

Marina said...

Shannon ~ When are you coming to NY again??

Sairs said...

Happy birthday and by the way peanut is so so beautiful!
Sarah :-)

Carine @ La Vie est Belle said...

Just want to say that your cat is such a cutie. looks a lot like mine! :)

That springroll looks so tempting!

blueeyedheart said...

I hate my own birthday, but hey... it's still your day, right? You can just say you're celebrating yourself, nothing to do with age. ;) Happy birthday!

<3 <3

crazylittlethingneela said...

happy birthday gogeous!
my birthday is actually on the 29th feb so i won't have a birthday this year :(
hope you have a wonderful time this year!
loads of love

Katheryn Wolf said...

Happy birthday~

insideiamdancing said...

Hope you have an amazing birthday, Marina!!!!!

I am sorry I will miss the meet-up- hoping to be in NY sometime late July/early August so see you then!

Jocelyn said...

happy birthday :) Glad you enjoyed your dinner. That peanut bomb looks and sounds sooo good ;)

Cute pics of your kitty too!

Gabriela said...

Happy birthday!! Looks like a fantastic dinner...I especially like the peanut bomb! Can't wait for the blogger meet up- thanks for taking the time to organize it!

Susan said...

Happy birthday! What a great looking meal!

daisychain said...

I'm a day late, but birthday wishes being sent your way x

Marina said...

Thanks for all the birthday wishes! I appreciate them!! :)

runwritetherapylife said...

Happy Happy Birthday Marina! Don't worry, you're not getting old at all! Maybe peanut would like the peanut butter bomb. Is sure would! Can't wait for the meetup
xoxo Caronae

Healthy. Happy. Well. said...

Precious picture of your kitty in the laundry basket!

Missy said...

Glad you had a nice birthday! Yes that Peanut Butter Bomb is the best! Excited for the meetup!

Bliss Doubt said...

That Peanut, he is a beauty, and so are you Marina. Happy birthday, and may your 21st year bring you more good luck and happiness than the last one.

ohonemorething said...

Happy belated beautiful lady! I'm glad you got to go to your favorite restaurant even though you haven't been in the best of moods lately. It was nice to treat yourself anyway :D I can't wait for the day when I finally get to go with you! That dessert sounds stellar by the way.

XOXO

Maggie said...

Happy late birthday!!

Thanks for that Quantum Leap rec :) It was awesome.