Monday, February 6, 2012

Birthday Weekend

This weekend was the fiance's Birthday.

Since funds are low over in my neck of the woods, I couldn't plan anything crazy for his birthday this year.  I did, however, make him one amazing dinner.

Something you should know- the fiance and I really don't like going out to eat at restaurants.  If given the choice we will almost always choose to stay home and cook something ourselves.

1. We're cheap.
2. We're pretty good cooks. We like to add and subtract exactly what we want.  Plus, restaurants never make things spicy enough- no matter how much we beg.
3. We like to know exactly what we are eating.  The only exception to this will be taqueria burritos- in this case I never want to know the truth.
4. We're cheap.


For his birthday, I decided I would eat steak.
But, only organic grass fed cow from Whole Foods.

Just so you know, this decision was really hard for me.  I am perfectly happy never eating beef again.  
But, he's been bugging me to eat red meat for months.  According to him, my iron levels are too low.

I doubt it.

But, it was his birthday, so I decided to appease him.

We got almost 2 pounds of tri-tip happy cow, tons of roasted veggies and mashed potatoes.
Since I always need something sweet after dinner, we topped off our full bellies with a slice of marion berry pie.
BEST PIE EVER.

Oh, and the tri-tip was wrapped in bacon.
I'm in denial about this.





Yesterday, we visited Folsom Lake.
We were itching to get out of the house.










I hope all of you had a great weekend!
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26 comments:

Elisha(: said...

That food looks gooooooddd!!<3

Noelani said...

The food looks yummy. Happy late birthday to your fiance. We also celebrated my hubby's bday this weekend ;)

Brooklyn said...

Love all those veggies (and the pie!) Happy b'day to your main squeeze :)

Mo (New on U) said...

That pie looks AH-mazing. And I'm not even a pie person. Happy Birthday to your love :)

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your fiance! The food looks delicious! I am the same way I would almost rather stay in and cook with my boyfriend then go out!

Bethany said...

OMG it looks like y'all had an amazing weekend!!

Katie said...

That sounds like a great gift- a yummy homemade dinner! Beautiful photos of the lake too! Sounds like a great birthday to me!

Lauren said...

Yum! Sounds like a great meal :)
Lauren @ Lemon Trees and Bumble Bees

Brianna said...

The food made my stomach growl. LOL Happy late birthday! :)

Lauren said...

I am such a sucker for mashed potatoes and those look amazing!!

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

The food looks delicious! Happy birthday to your fiance!! Y'all look like you had a great time! I can relate to the money stuff.

Rebecca said...

love those pics!

Jamie said...

You guys are just like my best friend and her bf, they always stay in and cook! And I reap from this since I usually get to eat the leftovers! lol

Stephanie said...

Holy cow, I want to eat those vegetables RIGHT NOW. And the pie.

Looks like a great weekend to me!

Karolyn Tracy said...

Hi Bailey! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! I so agree with you! The Will pants are pretty AMAZING (I tried them on and I knew from that point on, it would be a done deal - ha) and I would be wearing them probably everywhere, but at yoga and I am more of a pilates girl anyway - ha! xo - K
www.allthatsgoldglitters.com

bonbon said...

Wow, I am way impressed with your determination to stay off red meat and to cook everything yourself AND to not go out to eat. All very admirable goals. I don't know that I could ever give up red meat though, it takes a strong woman! Kudos!

bonnie
bonnielouisa.blogspot.com

Stasha said...

This is making me so madly hungry. Happy B'day to him and 'oh my you look so lovely' to you!

Jenna said...

I would also be completely content to never eat beef again (or chicken really for that matter) - I've been debating whether I should turn vegetarian for years, but since I really eat so little meat, I figure I'm still consuming sustainably, and I only eat organic and free range, etc.

Looks like an amazing dinner in, and an amazing day outside! Home cooked dinners and walks can be the best, just goes to show you that you don't need a lot of money to have a good time :)

Happy Birthday to your hunny!

xxx
Jenna

Sandra Leiva said...

Yummy food!
And beautiful pictures! <3

Alex Butts said...

Wow - that looks WAY better than any restaurant could prepare anyway.

Katie said...

That looks so good! I love to cook too, and when I do I get exactly what I want how I want it!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog :)

christinerojas said...

mmm... looks delicious!!

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