Birthday Menu Plan and Winners

Yesterday my birthday.  I am 29 + 8 years old.  My mom, Linda, was kind enough to share her birthday with me – Thank you!   I have always loved celebrating my birthday with one of my very favorite people.  Our busy schedules didn’t permit us to get together on our actual birthday, so we arranged to celebrate on Friday night instead.  

Our celebration started out at Boston’s Gourmet Pizza for some pre-hockey game cocktails.  I considered ordering a glass of red wine, but one I found out they have Redbridge, I changed my mind!  Nothing like an ice cold beer that doesn’t make me sick.  As much as I would have liked to order dinner there, we had a hockey game to get to.  Jon’s JV team played and unfortunately lost. 

After the game we went to Mellow Mushroom to pick up carry-out.  We just may be keeping them in business these days.  The gluten-free pizza is Jon’s favorite. 

For dessert I made a gluten-free carrot cake because I know how much my mom loves carrot cake and it is my favorite next to chocolate.  I followed a recipe from Betty Crocker and even made the frosting from scratch.  The recipe will be shared later this week on  Here is a teaser picture….


Last night hubby and I went out for a birthday dinner and the kids had a rotisserie chicken – Hannah was happier about it than Jon was.  Jon said I promised him I would never buy a rotisserie chicken again.  Hmm….not sure I remember that.  He has had a weird aversion to chicken lately along with some other pickiness. 

Monday – Spaghetti with marinutta sauce, roasted broccoli & salad

Tuesday –Mexican pizzas, refried beans, corn & salad

Wednesday – Burgers, steak fries, zucchini and salad

Thursday –Mellow Mushroom

Friday  -Breakfast for dinner – frittatas, turkey bacon and fruit

Saturday – Filet mignon, baked potato, steamed green beans and salad


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