February 22, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me

We have quite a few February birthdays in our family. Mine was actually on the second, but I just got around to posting about it. My husband was very thoughtful and surprised me with an overnight babysitter (Thanks Grandma) and a night at a nice hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. I also got to do my favorite thing twice that day - try new foods!

For lunch we had Pho at the Pho Noodle House in Orem. It was so good. Plus, it was cheap. This enomous bowl was $7 and my husband and I could have shared.


So fun too - you get to put in what you like (of course for me that means everything - basil, jalapeno, both sauces, cilantro, lime...)
Then for dinner I had Mole at the Red Iguana. I had never had mole before. My husband served a mission for our church in Los Angeles speaking spanish. So a lot of the Latins gave him mole. He said everyone's is a little different. So I asked the waiter if I could try the sauce. I was expecting one sauce - there were at least 6 on the plate. All were delicious and so different. He let me do half and half - Amarillo (the spiciest - proud?) and negro (one of the sweeter, more traditional chocolate.

This was one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten. My nose did run, but oh, I loved every bite.


Hannah said...

Your birthday looked like sooooo much fun!

lyndsey said...

what a yummy birthday! we lived in downtown LA for a year and a half...our ward was toootally multi-cultural and awesome. i miss getting stuff like this :)

~ RM said...

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Rambles with Reese said...

The Pho Vietnamese Noodles look yummy. I've had them before in Vancouver and they're so delicious and filling!

p.s. Happy Belated Birthday!!

Kami said...

That top one looks so good! I'll have to try it!

Happy Belated Birthday!

Camille said...

Happy Belated! Looks like you ate well! :)

Jen said...

The Red Iguana is the BEST! It's a fave for us here at the hive. Glad you went and hope you enjoyed. Do you watch Food Network (stupid questions I'm sure) Guy Fieri went to the Red Iguana with his Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. He loved it. Also, have you tried Forage? It is supposed to be excellent (kind of spendy) but excellent. I'm a closet foodie. My husband is the real cook, but we LOVe good food!

WhimsAndInconsistencies said...

Happy Birthday! :)