Well, I’m officially 22 years old now. I can’t believe I’m already two years into my twenties! I’m still feeling okay with this whole aging thing though. I don’t think I’ll start to freak out until I hit 26 or 27.
Yesterday was a great birthday! I started it off with this carrot cake oatmeal recipe from Oh She Glows’ blog and topped it off with a small slice of my carrot cake birthday cake from Sunday. It’s okay to have cake in your breakfast on your birthday, right??
Unfortunately I spent most of my day at work, but my parents surprised me with a delivery from Edible Arrangements while I was there! It made me feel so much better about having to work on my birthday.
Thanks to my co-worker, I was able to get off work early at 4:00 so that I could have time to get home and shower before going out to dinner with my family. Well, most of my family. My sister couldn’t be with us because she’s off in Norway with her boyfriend to visit his family!
The restaurant I chose for my birthday dinner was Spencer’s at the Waterfront – I was really drawn to the fact that the chef focuses on using local and organic ingredients as much as possible.
I started off with a glass of Peller Estates 2009 Cabernet Merlot. It was mild tasting and a bit fruity, just the way I like my wine.
Then they brought out some bread with a shallot and red wine butter. Delicious!
To start I had the Wild Rocket and Monforte Toscano salad with heirloom beets and maple mustard vinaigrette. Monforte is a local dairy farm that produces all sorts of great cheeses. The Toscano is an aged sheep’s milk cheese that tastes similar to Parmesan – so good!
For my meal I ordered the Grilled Eggplant, Red Pepper, and Black Olive stone baked pizza with roma tomato sauce, Ontario fior di latte mozzarella and ricotta.
It was a little too oily, but otherwise delicious. I couldn’t stop myself from polishing off the whole thing!
Then I somehow managed to find room for this dessert of strawberry sorbet and mango sorbet that the waitress surprised me with.
Overall it was a perfect low-key birthday!
When is your birthday? How did you spend your most recent one?