|Andy and me before his 27th Birthday dinner at Daddy Jack's|
Last year for Andy's birthday, we went to New Orleans- read about that trip and Blackened Chicken here. I knew I wanted to try to do something almost as equally fun this year, but New Orleans had put up some tough competition. I told Andy that we had plans on Saturday, November 12, but that he could not ask any questions. Knowing Andy is not being a big fan of surprises, I told him to rest easy and that he would find out on the morning of the 12th what the game plan was.
|The Flying Saucer Group|
|The Jake's Group|
|Andy and me at Jake's|
|Andy's baseball themed cookie cake|
|The Library Group|
I gave Andy his presents on the morning of his birthday- a sign from Frame the Alphabet that says "Jennings," monogrammed scotch glasses with a "J" on them, and a card. Inside the card was a poem that looked like this:
|Andy's card telling him what the game plan was|
If you can't read the poem, it went like this:
You've been waiting and waiting, and patiently so-
despite all your begging and wanting to know.
Now you will find out what your birthday plans are-
but how to pick where to go? How to pick which bar?
So instead of ONE place for us to play and have a ball,
I figured, heck, why not? Let's hit 'em all!
We'll start at 8.0 at 3 for some afternoon boozing,
then onto Flying Saucer for any beer of our choosing.
Then it's 5 o'clock somewhere, but we'll be at Jake's.
At 6 is Houston Street- we have cocktails to shake!
Fox is at 7, The Library at 8-
they're not much for books there, but their drinks are sure great!
Paddy Red's is at 9, and lastly VIP's-
oh, and did I mention?
The theme is 80's!
I hope you're ready for your 80's pub crawl fun-
You're turning 27- party like you're 21!
|The Houston Street Group|
Sundays are always lazy for us, and this was was especially so, so I decided to make a crock pot recipe so I didn't have to deal with cooking much. I found this one on Pinterest, and it seemed pretty healthy. It made SO much that we had enough for both of us for dinner, lunches the next day, and I even froze some in individual tupperware containers so I could take them to work later.
|The Paddy Red's Group|
Servings: 10; Weight Watchers PointsPlus Value: 7
- 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
- 1 can stewed tomatoes
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
- Salt & pepper to taste (I also added in some crushed red pepper to taste)
- 10 oz. spinach
- 16 oz. bowtie pasta, cooked
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
- 1 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
- Brown ground beef with onion and garlic.
- Put in crock-pot and add sauce, tomatoes and seasonings.
- Cook for 6-7 hours on low.
- Add the last 4 ingredients during the last 30 minutes of cooking and turn crock-pot to high.
- Add the fresh spinach, pasta, parmesan and 1 cup of the mozzarella and mix.
- Add the last 1/2 cup of mozzarella to melt on the top.
Keep on cookin'!