WIAW: birthday eats

January 23, 2013

Good morning and happy WIAW! Today I have a special birthday edition for you. I celebrated my birthday on Saturday and since people were wondering what cake I got I figured I’d write up a whole day of birthday eats.

I was home for a long weekend {I took Friday off of work to get into birthday mood} and celebrated with my parents and my younger brother.

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We kicked the day off with some banana pancakes. I prepared the batter the night before so they came together in a flash. I was inspired by Emily’s breakfast and added a “drizzle” of leftover chocolate ganache on top. Perfection!

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Onto the cake. Originally I requested this cake {I mean, who wouldn’t want that cake?} but berries are a little tough to come by these days with snow flurries and all so I had to settle for the berry-less version. We spruced up the mascarpone filling with frozen raspberries which gave it a summery feel. I will be making the original version as soon as I find the first decent berries!

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Knowing that we’d be going out for dinner we kept lunch smallish. We threw together a simple yet satisfying salad topped with tomatoes and toasted {or slightly burned} pine nuts. On the side we had baked chicken strips. And I also had a big Bretzn’ {this made my Munich-loving heart beat faster!}

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Alongside my lunch my mom  poured me a glass of grape juice. I may be 23 years old but I still prefer the children’s version of wine….what can say?

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After lunch we finally had cake and of course a cup of coffee.

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Here’s what the cake looked like from the inside. The ganache was a showstopper! Heaven on a cake!!!

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For dinner we kept it simple with Italian food. We went to one of my favorite restaurants where they serve gigantic pizzas. We began with grown-up drinks {Aperol Spitzer} before we dug into the monster of a pizza.

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I requested my pizza half topped with mushrooms, the other half topped with caprese {mozzarella and tomatoes}.

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To give you an idea how big the pizzas were here it is in comparison to my hand. They really are huge!

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Being temporarily stuffed with pizza we opted to skip dessert but I later had another slather of birthday cake at home.

Oh, I just love birthdays!!!

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Thank you to Jenn for hosting this “birthday party”.

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  • Reply Doris @ vanillacocoberry January 23, 2013 at 6:43 am

    happpy birthday nachträglich meine Liebe!

  • Reply Kat @ a dash of fairydust January 23, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Again,happy belated birthday! 🙂
    I’m glad you enjoyed “your day” and your cake seriously looks scrumptious!

  • Reply Miss Polkadot January 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Happy Birthday once more! Haha, I’m glad not to be the only one preferring the children’s version of wine.

    Great you got to spend a long weekend with your family!

  • Reply Kathryn January 23, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    The best birthdays are those that are filled with your favourite foods 🙂

  • Reply Ulli January 23, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Happy belated birthday!!! Looks like you had a great day!! 😉

  • Reply Jennifer January 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Happy WIAW! What a nice birthday and that cake is beautiful. Your brother and you sure look alike. 🙂

  • Reply a farmer in the dell January 23, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    looks like you had a wonderful birthday!!!

  • Reply Jessie January 24, 2013 at 3:54 am

    I’d say you had a great weekend of birthday meals! Happy Belated birthday girl <3

  • Reply Emily @ Hungry Delights January 24, 2013 at 4:37 am

    Happy Birthday pretty lady! You ate some amazing food! That pizza looks awesome – did you get through it? Your pancakes look yummy – glad to hear my breakfast inspired your birthday breakfast 🙂
    xo Emily @ Hungry Delights

  • Reply Meghan@cleaneatsfastfeets January 24, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Talk about a day of decadence and so well deserved with it being your birthday and all.
    I’d give you my left pinkie toe for a slice of that cake right now.

  • Reply Katie @ Live Half Full January 26, 2013 at 7:01 am

    That cake. And that pizza. And those drinks. What a perfect Birthday.

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