It’s been a while since I’ve had my birthday on a Wednesday, so of course, I thought it would be perfect to share my birthday eats for today’s weekly food diary-esque post. In the past, I’d asked for my birthday off from work, but I didn’t feel right about skipping clinic that day, so I made evening plans instead.
Last year, I wound up spending the night of my actual birthday eating leftover cabbage and chicken alone and drinking Beaujolais Nouveau while pretending to be okay with it (“I guess this is 30”) so this year, I was very happy to ring in a new year with a gathering of lady friends. It was so crazy and wonderful to be able to celebrate with people I’d met when we were 5 years old as well as friends I’ve made here in New York. Time is a funny thing.
So here’s what my birthday looked like this year.
Breakfast: I knew I had a full day ahead, so I went with savory oatmeal after an early yoga class. I forgot to take a picture, but it looked just like this one.
Lunch: I brought a salad to clinic with me. It had arugula, leftover turkey meatballs, roasted veggies, spaghetti squash, parmesan cheese, and white balsamic vinegar. Midway through the afternoon, I had a vanilla Siggi’s with ground flax.
Pre-Dinner Snack: I stopped home to drop off my stuff before dinner and realized I was super-hangry. In the ten minutes I had, I heated up some vegetables I had in the fridge—I think it was kale, spaghetti squash, and mushrooms. I added a spoonful of parmesan cheese.
Dinner: I enjoyed a lovely Greek dinner at Kefi. We split an assortment of dips and salad for the table. It was tough to decide what I wanted for my main dish, but I finally ordered the sea bass. To drink, I had prosecco.
The waiter brought out a little dessert that I think was halva and chocolate-based with spoons for everyone so anyone who wanted could have a bite. The candle was adorable. I always get really embarrassed, but it was sweet.
It was pretty late by the time I got home, so just had a cup of tea write I wrote my evening reflections and went to bed. Good stuff.
How did you spend your last birthday?