My Edible Birthday

by Andie Mitchell on January 26, 2011


Just for a fun change of pace, I thought I’d share all of the lovely eating that ensued on my birthday yesterday. It’s an illustration of me eating exactly what I wanted, and reveling in every delicious minute.

Breakfast: Whole wheat sour cream pancakes drizzled with pure maple syrup.

Mid-morning: Fluffernutter Nutella cupcake lovingly made by my dear friend Karlyn. Moist peanut butter cake filled with Nutella and frosted with Marshmallow Fluff. Absolutely as ooey gooey and delicious as it sounds.


Lunch out at a local favorite, Pagliacci Pizza, because no birthday of mine is quite right without pizza. Salad with raspberry dressing and one large slice of pie.


LV Taste Tour 011


flickr photo user ryujim

Dinner at my favorite restaurant in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle: The 5 Spot, an upscale diner-type that serves fabulous quality, always tasty, meals. I’ve tried so many items on the menu and have loved every single one. I started with a house salad, and then ordered precisely what I was craving, The Longhorn Burger, made from big country Painted Hills ground chuck with roasted Anaheim pepper, bacon, pepper jack cheese & frizzled onions. Served with ancho chili dusted french fries.


Dessert: Classic cheesecake. Plus a hot pink candle.

Altogether, just delightful. I slept well.

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

thecompletecookbook January 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Yummy, yummy and yummy. :-) Mandy


spabettie January 26, 2011 at 11:23 pm

looks like a delicious day!! Happy Birthday!! :D


johnny January 27, 2011 at 3:01 am

Sooo Glad you had a GREAT day!!:) Meals looked good, (I would have gone quit a bit more overboard, but then I haven’t learned how to eat right yet!) Glad your back, looking forward to the next recipe and story! Have a healthy and fulfilling year!


Matt @ The Athlete's Plate January 27, 2011 at 3:16 am

Pancakes and burgers is a GREAT day ;)


Amy @ Second City Randomness January 27, 2011 at 5:07 am

Looks like a success to me. :)


Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine January 27, 2011 at 5:43 am

I didn’t realize your birthday was so close to mine- happy birthday!! Looks like you did it right :)


Rose January 27, 2011 at 6:39 am

what an amazing day of food! happy birthday! i’m jealous of that fluffernuttuer cupcake!


Janie January 27, 2011 at 7:00 am

How much of each of these items did you eat? I enjoy your blog and love that you lost so much weight and give us all hope.


Can You Stay for Dinner January 27, 2011 at 7:41 am

Hi Janie, I ate all of each meal. Thanks!


Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 27, 2011 at 7:19 am

All this food sounds fantastic!!! And I missed your birthday yesterday, clearly, so- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Looks like you had a great day :D


Fervent Foodie January 27, 2011 at 7:46 am

That looks like a pretty darn successful birthday!


Shanna, like Banana January 27, 2011 at 7:47 am

Happy Birthday!!!!

Please post the fluffer nutter cupcake-y thing recipe!


peggyhogan January 27, 2011 at 7:50 am

Happy bday Andrea. Wouldn’t it be terrible to not have the sense of taste. It would down right ruin a birthday!


Ali January 27, 2011 at 8:02 am

Oh, Andrea! I know you slept unbelievably well last night! I would have. In fact, I just might sleep well tonight thinking of the yummy goodness you have shared.

Thank you for that!

Glad to hear you had a joyous birthday!


Lu January 27, 2011 at 8:13 am

I can’t say this loud enough over the blogosphere… Please post the recipe for the Fluffernutter Nutella Cupcakes. I started to drool on my desk when I read your description. It was sad.


biz319 January 27, 2011 at 8:13 am

Happy Belated Birthday Andrea! And right now, I am craving that burger!!


Leah @ Why Deprive? January 27, 2011 at 8:58 am

Looks like a pretty good birthday in my books!! :)


MelissaNibbles January 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Glad you enjoyed your special day. Happy Birthday!


katecooks January 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm

speaking of good food, i made your dal makhani last night, minus the ginger and heavy cream which i didnt have on hand. as always so good! that recipe has become a staple for me :)


Kelly January 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Happy Birthday! It looks like it was delicious! :)


satschuck January 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Happy Birthday – please ask your friend for the Fluffernutter cupcake recipe! (and then share it with us!)


Megan January 27, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Those fries look amazing! I think fries on your birthday are almost as non negotiable as cake. :) Glad you had a good day!


thegrassskirt January 27, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Wow! That is some good birthday eating!! I’m glad that you enjoyed yourself. :)


M.J. Jacobsen January 29, 2011 at 10:59 am

What a food fest BD!!! I love those places you went for lunch and dinner! The 5 Spot is my favorite place on Queen Anne Hill. I get my hair cut down the street from there and then lunch at the 5 Spot! Now I’m craving pizza, got to head to Pagliaccia in Edmonds. Glad you had a great one!


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