Thursday, September 2, 2010

Italian Baked Acorn Squash & Birthday (first half)

First off, we had our first Acorn Squash of the season last night! I made it up Italian style with buffalo meat for J and beans for me. Josh had a side of pineapple (I stole a piece) and I had a side of cantaloupe:

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Thank you all so much for the wonderful birthday wishes! My day so far has been fabulous!!! I started off with an 6 mile run:

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Hung out with my favorite bulldog (Chewing on his new toy courtesy of Josh’s Mom):

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Got my first pumpkin spiced misto of the season

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Got a pedicure

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and went to Liberty for a birthday lunch with my parents. I got the fruit and goat cheese salad (so so good):

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I’ve also received some fabulous gifts that I must share with you. Bulldog PJ pants from my friend Mandi:

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An awesome watermelon bowl from my Aunt & Uncle (I’m obsessed with fruit shaped plates and bowls):

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Lots of goodies from my MIL including TJs Peanut Flour! I can’t wait to make pancakes a la Julie!!

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I got lots of new Vera too including this cute bag (from my Mom) and matching wallet (from my adorable sister in law, Jenny). Great minds think alike on the pattern!!birthday1 008       

The rest of the day? Up in the air! Josh is getting out of work early and we’re going to do dinner or something downtown. Maybe some Fresh Berry!!

56 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

So glad you are having a great birthday!! :) Happy birthday!

*Naomi* said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL!! have the best day, well it sounds like it has been perfect so far! i love that watermelon bowl! :) can't wait to see what you whip up in there!

love the PJ's hahaha

xoxoxo

Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

I love that watermelon bowl! Your squash looks great! I just bought a spaghetti squash that I am itching to use!

Jenn (eating bender) said...

Sounds like an amazing birthday so far! I am in love with the pajama pants and the watermelon bowl - those are fabulous. Everything looks wonderful and I can't wait to hear more about the second half of your special day. Happy Birthday, Erica!

RhodeyGirl said...

happy birthday fellow virgo!!!!!!

ACORN SQUASH YUMMMMM! it's BACCCKKK

jennaseverythingblog said...

Just found your blog--fun stuff! I really liked your Spinach with Rice and Beans recipe. Sounds right up my alley.

Tracey said...

Wow, you got some great gifts! Always a good thing on your birhtday;)

Janetha said...

happy, happy birthday! it looks like your birthday has been a great one so far, i hope the rest of today is equally as fantastic. you are the best!

Jessie (Bites and Pieces) said...

So glad you enjoyed your special day so far. You got some really fun gifts there! :)

Jenna said...

Happy birthday lady! I hope the rest of your day is filled with lots of joy and happiness, as I'm sure it will be. :)

fittingbackin said...

You must get some fresh berry! hehe

I'm loving the bulldog attire, as well as that bowl! OMG! I have plates that are cut up/look like a big pizza - they're my favorite!!

Sarah said...

Definitely go for Fresh Berry :-)
I love the Vera Bradley pattern! I was considering that one (I wanted the large duffel for my hospital bag and didn't want to get the same pattern I already have) but I decided to get another, can't think of the name but it's black with yellow birds.

TiffersRunsTX said...

How fun! I love the PJs and the bowl, and REALLY love the bags! You always look so naturally happy and excited in your pics; they make me smile

Happy birthday, hon!

Angharad said...

Ahhh happy birthday again! Have the loveliest evening - looks like you're day was super fun. Pedicures on birthdays are my fave :)

Christina said...

awesome day so far! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

homecookedem said...

Happy Birthday, Pretty Lady!! :) SO glad you're enjoying the day and your toesies look sooo pretty!! Glad you pampered them!! Enjoy the rest of your day!!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

Happy Birthday Lady! It does look like it's been a good day so far!! Enjoy the rest :).

Shannon said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY girl :) hope it's a fabulous one!!!

Stacey said...

Sounds like the perfect birthday. Glad you are having a great day.

Rose said...

So glad you are having a fantastic birthday! You deserve it :)

Rachael said...

Happy Birthday! It's hard to believe it's squash time already, but glad you christened it open season with your acorn squash!

Lauren said...

Awww, Erica, what a fantastic day!!!! Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!! You deserve the most amazing day and I wish you the very best always! :)

Heather said...

Awww....sounds like a perfect birthday, girlie. So glad it's so awesome!
Those pj's are the coolest!
Hugs!

lee said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you are having a great one!

BroccoliHut said...

I just finished up my first acorn squash of the season too! Delish!
I've seen that watermelon bowl while shopping and seriously considered buying it--I'm super jealous!

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Love that watermelon bowl, so freakin cute! I've NEVER heard of peanut flour... I can't wait to see what you do with this girl - you always make the best baked goods! :) Glad you're having an awesome birthday!

Priyanka said...

Happy Birthday again!! I love all your lovely presents. Hope you are having a lot of fun!!

Priyanka said...

Happy Birthday again!! I love all your lovely presents. Hope you are having a lot of fun!!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

happy bday again!!

Got my first pumpkin spiced misto of the season = congrats!

cute pj's

peanut flour, i have it, cant wait to see what you do with it!

and CUTE bowl!!

xxo

madeleine said...

Happy Birthday!!! Great Vera Bradley pattern-- I love your new bag and Wallet. XOXOX

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

Happy birthday! Looks like a super fun day. I can't wait to see what you do with that peanut flour, I'm so interested!

Esi said...

Happy birthday!! Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Hope the weekend is just as well.

Joanne said...

Well Happy Birthday! Great gifts. The squash looks delish.

Your bull dog is so cute. His/her name?

I have a German Shepherd named Shane. There's a bull dog down the road and when the BD is loose and we walk past, he tries to run (because, well... a bull dog can only try to run) to the road barking to scare us off. Shane is just too funny because he's not sure what to make of it. I'm sure he's thinking
"This guy is short, doesn't move quick enough for me to want to chase, .... is that a bark???"

It's fun to see. The bull dog can run right underneath Shane. :)

brandi said...

Such a fun birthday! :)

I love that bowl and the bags! Their new prints are so cute.

Maria said...

Glad you had a nice birthday! I love the watermelon bowl. Wish I could celebrate with you! Enjoy your weekend! Happy Birthday my friend!

Anne Marie said...

Happy birthday!!!!!! Looks like you had a fantastic time!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Mandi did great on those PJ's! Too cute. Glad you had a great bday. :) I'm intrigued by the goat cheese and fruit salad. I need to get on that. As usual, the Frankster is super adorable.

Julie said...

i feel like everything you could have wanted happened on your birthday. you look GORGEOUS by the way and friggn goat cheese and peanut flour in one day? i would die.

hahahahahaha those pjs are AWESOME. and i love me some vera! i have the travel duffle int he navy pattern and i loveeeeeeee it :)


have fun this weekend and i love that this is just "part 1"

We Are Not Martha said...

Happy birthday!! Hope the rest of your day was fabulous :) Love all the fun gifts!

I'm SO excited for acorn squash!

Sues

teresa said...

how fun! i love that watermelon bowl and your toes look so cute! happy happy birthday!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

yay for fun and thoughtful birthday gifts! Those PJ pants are way too cute. Have a great day!

Natalie said...

so glad you had a good bday! and i am jealous of your acorn squash :)

Kelsey said...

PEANUT BUTTER FLOUR FOR THE BIRTHDAY GIRL!! hehe. hope ur birthday was as fabulous and lovely as you <3 <3
happy friday love xoxo

lesley lifting life said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday! : )

I hope you DID end the night with Fresh Berry!!

Katie said...

Looks like a great birthday! So glad you had a nice day, Erica. Love those PJ pants!

lynn @ the actors diet said...

happy (belated) bday!!! glad it was wonderful. i am so excited for squash!

tam said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry I'm a bit behind no internet connection for a few days and I'm behind on everything! Hope you had a fantastic day x x

Krista said...

Great gifts, great toes, great squash!!! And I think I need to get me pumpkin spice misto today!!! Have a great one, hun!!

Melissa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope that it was a great one! I got a pedi today too.. nothing like a good pedicure!!

The Healthy Hostess said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you had such a great day!
:)

purple_moonflower123 said...

Happy Birthday! So glad you had a wonderful day. I love the bag!

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Bridget said...

Happy (belated) bday!!! Your day looked fabulous! Love pedicures:) love the Vera bag! I bought that peanut flour too and have yet to do anything with it so I can't wait to see your pancakes! Hope your having an amazing weekend pretty lady!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I'm SO glad squash is back in season--yours sounds delish!! And so glad to hear your birthday went well--I love those bully pants..my mom would die if she got those :-)

Yum Yucky said...

I totally need a pedicure (you do not want to see my feets right now). And I LOVE that watermelon bowl!

Seglare said...

Happy Birthday!! :) It sounds like you're having a wonderful day so far!

I have been curious to try acorn squash, but have never been able to find it in the stores. I might have to try growing it myself next year. ;)