Turns Out Two Balls In My Mouth Were Plenty!

Thank you, thank you for all the birthday wishes yesterday.  I loved reading about all your favorite birthdays!!

The winner of the Bubba Keg and Salsa is. . .

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Kris  March 19, 2013 at 7:32 am Edit Reply

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a great day. My favorite memory is a yearly one. My 2 girls make me a hand made birthday card every year & they are so precious to me!! Whenever they ask me what I want for my birthday, that’s the only thing I say.

Congrats Kris!  Send me an email at mybizzykitchen@gmail.com with your mailing address.

I ended up bringing in store bought muffins for my birthday yesterday, and had half a bran muffin with some strawberries.

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While I had two offers to be taken out to lunch yesterday, I opted to pass because I knew Tony and I were going to have a big dinner.  I opted to test out my knee since my fall.  I hadn’t worked out since last Wednesday!  I was going to swim, but my suit was still in my workout bag, slightly damp and gross from last week.

So I did a 5k for my birthday!

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And since it was 3/19 yesterday, I finished my cool down at 3.19!

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It drives Tony nuts, but nearly every day I see a clock hit 3:19 in the afternoon.  We can be out driving and I’ll see a bank clock, in a bar, doesn’t matter.  Sure enough yesterday I texted him at exactly 3:19! Open-mouthed smile

Okay, here’s a small world.  My boss has a sister in law.  When I told him I had a food blog, he said his SIL had one too – check it out:

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We have been leaving each other comments, etc., only to find out that she was the building manager in a building I used to work at, and when I used to forget my card key to get into the gym, I’d have to go to her office to let me in – we’ve already met!

Well, she had a recipe for baked chicken meatballs with marinara sauce.  You all know how I love balls!  I changed just a couple things – I used chicken breasts to make my own ground chicken, and I added crushed red pepper for some heat.  I just threw everything in my food processor and pulsed until combined.

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I got 36 meatballs from her recipe.  Topped with marinara sauce, then baked for 15 minutes.

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I ended up picking up a package of potato rolls, and ended up making lunch not only for myself, but my three bosses as well – am I generous on my birthday or what?  I made us each two meatball sliders, each slider had just one meatball.  At first I didn’t know if that was going to be enough, but turns out two balls in my mouth were plenty – hence the blog post title.  (Sorry Mom!) Open-mouthed smile

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I will definitely make these again – thanks Courtney for the recipe!

I got home, changed my clothes, put on some makeup (I know!) and we headed to dinner.  I started out with a glass of Pinot Noir at the bar.

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Um, turns out I may pour myself a heavier pour at home?!

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I asked Tony what this face was for and he said “just tell them I had gas!”

We started out with sweet and spicy calamari:

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So good – slightly too sweet and spicy for Tony, but he ate the outside pieces.

Then we split the lobster bisque:

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Then we each got the 6 ounce filet – heaven on a plate – and we got a side of tempura onion rings – I know!

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And even though we were stuffed to the gills, the server knew it was my birthday and brought us this plate on the house:

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Chocolate peanut clusters, strawberry ice cream and a strawberry chocolate cheesecake.  Um, just so you know, I deemed all of the above insulin worthy!

It was a perfect night to go out since it was a Tuesday, the restaurant wasn’t busy and we didn’t feel rushed at all.  And we had a gift certificate which helped – thanks J!

Thanks for a great birthday Tony and again, thanks for all the virtual birthday hugs!

Make it a great day!


37 thoughts on “Turns Out Two Balls In My Mouth Were Plenty!

  1. happy happy birthday ya beautiful lady! you look so pretty in your picture! it looks like a wonderful day, way to run a 5K! the food all looks wonderful, i love those balls 🙂

  2. Oh, darn, I really wanted that salsa! 😉
    You looked very pretty at dinner! Looks like it was fabulous!

  3. Amazing birthday dinner!! That bisque sounds sooooo good!! Glad the knees rocked the workout. I made balls this week too!

  4. Looks to me you had a great birthday Biz and I’m happy for you you had that.
    I love the photo of you and Tony.

  5. BWAHAHAHA…I was wondering where you were going with that title!

  6. You guys look great! Dinner sounds amazing :):) Happy late bday!!!

  7. Funny title! 😉

    Looks like a very nice & tasty birthday celebration!

  8. What a great picture of you and Tony! I’m glad your birthday was so much fun. 🙂

  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, once again! I always love the titles of your blogs (sorry Biz’s mom!). I also love that picture of you and Tony. So cute!

  10. Absolutely hysterical, thank you so much for trying the recipe and for the shout out, I appreciate it! I’m really glad you liked them!!

  11. thehealthyjunky

    Your title cracked me up Biz, I was like what is she referring to? I have to totally agree that I pour myself a larger glass of wine at home as well…oops! Sounds like you had a fantastic birthday and a great dinner!

  12. I’m so sorry I missed your birthday yesterday, so happy, happy, happy belated birthday!! Sidebar – I love the title of your blog posts. They always make me smile!

  13. Your titles make my day. What a great birthday. You look terrific!!

  14. Looks like a great birthday celebration! And I agree, you look terrific.

  15. Looks like you had an awesome birthday!

    Shoot me an email if you’re interested in selling some salsa to me 🙂

  16. What a wonderful Birthday! Now I’m off to check out the new blog 🙂

  17. Yum, that dessert looks so good, especially the strawberry chocolate cheesecake. I never choose cheesecake for dessert but that one sounds delicious!!

  18. Nice job with the 5K! Love the picture of you and Tony out–cracked me up. Glad you had a great birthday!

  19. I’ve never been a fan of Chicken Parm, but those balls look good!

  20. P.S. I love how you make your own ground chicken in the food processor. Do you think this would make if I used pork loin or chops to make ground pork? My hubby is picky about sausage because he doesn’t know what’s in there and always thinks he bit into “bone”. I’m thinking this might be the way to go!

    • I am too weirded out by the ground chicken at the store. I imagine they cut up chickens, and then whatever scraps are left the grind up, slap a label on it that says “ground chicken” and there you go. Ew!

      I haven’t ground my own pork, but I see no reason why it wouldn’t work. That way, you could show him a piece of boneless pork before you grind it, then maybe he would eat it!

  21. Your birthday dinner looks absolutely delicious!! Strawberry Chocolate Cheese cake and steak….oh yum!!! Was that look of “gas” on Tony’s face before eating or after??? Hahaha….he is so funny! Must try those chicken balls they looked like fun to make.

  22. Thanks for the photos of dinner, I have never been to Ruth Chris but it looks awesome! I am glad you had a great birthday.

  23. Props to you for having the power to hold out till that amazing dinner!!!! I found another recipe that made me think about you: http://almostedible.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/honey-milk-rolls/

    Good luck w finding the cheese btw!

  24. Holy yumballs! Everything looks so good…from your sliders all the way to dessert!!!! Glad you had such a wonderful birthday! I love calamari-was the heat a cayenne type flavor?

  25. Yikes, those desserts look luscious! Glad you had a good time, when you come visit (!!!) we will have to go to Ruth Chris here!! 🙂
    Sure is a small world, that’s funny! I’ve read her blog too!
    (I’m a one ball gal…………….. nuff said!)

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