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Another Year Older

by Courtney on January 30, 2011

Another year older? Yes.

Another year wiser? One would beg to differ. Winking smile

I spent the majority of the day lounging around at home, keeping things pretty low key. Of course there was some cake eating involved, and at one point, I actually decided to go on to Jay’s PS3 and download Tetris. I used to LOVE playing Tetris on the old school Nintendo game system!

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This evening, Jay and I met up with my parents and our friends Brian and Mal for a little celebratory birthday dinner at the Albany Pump Station.

The Pump Station brews some really great beers, but I decided to abstain from any special beverages after last night’s abundance of frozen margaritas. Party smile

So I started dinner off with a small cup of their French Onion soup.

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I’ve always been a fan of French Onion soup, but their description just made it sound so much more enticing…

Caramelized Bermuda and Spanish onions simmered in a rich broth topped with garlic croutons and served with bubbly Swiss cheese

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It was a good choice. A very good choice. Smile

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And for my entrée, I ordered the Baked Veggie Wrap, which was provolone, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, Romano and feta chesses in a wrap, brushed with garlic butter and topped with sesame seeds. Served with a side of apple-cider balsamic
vinaigrette.

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The wrap was amazingly delicious! Not only were the veggies and cheeses great, but the wrap itself had such a good flavor. I would definitely get this again.

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Aaaaand, I debated on getting a side salad to go with my wrap, but then again, it is my birthday, so sweet potato fries sounded so much more appropriate. Winking smile

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After we finished up our meal, I was offered a dessert menu; and since I’m not usually one to turn down a sweet treat, I decided to order some Apple Crisp.

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With a birthday candle! Open-mouthed smile

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The apple crisp itself was really tasty, but they had unfortunately just run out of vanilla ice cream. Booooo.

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Jay and I shared, and it was a pretty small portion, so I may just happen to have room for a couple more bites of birthday cake before calling it a day.

I still can’t believe I’m 27 years oldit just doesn’t sound right??? Disappointed smile

Thank you to everyone for your sweet birthday wishes! You’ve all helped make my day a special one indeed. Open-mouthed smile

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1 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine January 30, 2011 at 8:36 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I’m glad you had a good time celebrating last night, and enjoyed tonight. You have to have fries AND dessert on your birthday, it’s the rule :)
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2 Melissa January 30, 2011 at 8:38 pm

A very happy birthday to you! Sounds like you had lots of great treats–that’s what birthdays are for! :)

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3 vanessa January 30, 2011 at 8:46 pm

I love how you sort of review restaurants for me, so i know what to get/not get!

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4 Stefanie January 30, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Happy Birthdayy!! It looks like you had a great one! :D

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5 Blubeari January 30, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Happy Birthday! Those sweet potato fries look reeealy good. :)
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6 Lauren @ Hungry Dancer January 30, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Those sweet potato fries look amazing!!! Perfect for a birthday meal!!
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7 Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews January 30, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Happy Birthday! I love tetris and that wrap looks AMAZING!
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8 Jen January 30, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Happy Birthday! I love the pump station–the baked veggie wrap is my favorite, I get that every time I go there! So good!!
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9 Katy (The Singing Runner) January 30, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Happy birthday!!!! :D :D :D Sounds like the perfect day!
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10 Shanna, like Banana January 30, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Happy Birthday! Be happy you’re not 31 ;-P
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11 Grace January 30, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Glad you had a great birthday week and that veggie wraps look so yummy=)
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12 Stacie January 30, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Hope you had a great birthday week!
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13 Emma January 31, 2011 at 4:55 am

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY sweetheart!!
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14 Uttoran Sen January 31, 2011 at 6:37 am

Happy birth day,
this is my first comment and my first visit on your blog, and it is on your birthday :)

thanks for sharing your food pictures with us, made me hungry though,
cheers,
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15 Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) January 31, 2011 at 8:30 am

what a lovely dinner! esp that soup and dessert! bummer on the ice cream :(.. 27! you young GAL!
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16 Lisa @ healthy diaries January 31, 2011 at 8:38 am

I hope you had a wonderful birthday!- It looks like you did! :)

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17 Jackie @ Baking Charms January 31, 2011 at 8:43 am

Aw happy birthday! That apple crisp looks divine :)
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18 Jess@atasteofconfidence January 31, 2011 at 10:20 am

Sweet potato fries look great!
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19 Stephanie @ The Travelling Tastebuds January 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm

haha… wait until you turn 29!!! I am still in shock… this year I will be 30… that should be interesting… …. …
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20 CaSaundra February 1, 2011 at 9:46 am

Oo what an awesome birthday meal! Glad you had a fabulous day :-)

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