Birthday Dinners

Friday night Shannon and I went to Houlihan’s in Lee’s Summit and had a great dinner. I joined their Birthday club so we got to use a buy one entree and get a second free coupon. We started with Calamari. Shannon had a French Dip and I had a Jumbo Fried Shrimp dinner. They have $1.99 deserts that are suppose to be a few bites. So I got the Pecan Pie thingy and it was larger than two pieces of pie. I was already a little full so I was hopping for a few bites size not few slices size. Shannon helped with one bite. It was good.

Steve Calamari French Dip Salad Shrimp Pecan-Pie

Then on Saturday night I went out with Jim, Karen and Jan to Sakura. I just love their sushi! This was Jan’s first time eating sushi and she was very uncomfortable with the “raw” idea. We told Jan there are plenty of cooked versions of sushi she could enjoy. It didn’t help Jan had a migraine but I think she enjoyed the sushi. Karen tried several kinds and really enjoyed it. Jim and I were going to have our traditional Spider Roll but they were out of Soft Shell Crab so they couldn’t make it. On the other hand they had plenty of my favorite – Unagi!

Sakura Karen & Jan sushi train sushi sushi sushi trian Unagi sushi train Steve lady in the box lady in the box Jim, Steve, Karen Jan

Afterwards, Jim and I went for coffee at Broadway Cafe. Jim had a Latte and I had a Chai Tea. We sat and talked for a good while.

Sunday morning I was delighted to eat one of the Dutch pastries my Mom & Dad sent me from Pella, Iowa for my Birthday. They come from a Dutch bakery called Jaarsma. My folks have been getting Dutch Letters from them for years. They have a flaky exterior and an almond paste filling that is just fantastic.

Jim Jim's latte Chai Tea & Latte Dutch Letter Pastry and a Spice Cooky

Well, Monday January 7th is my actual Birthday and I will be turning 45. I think I’ve had a lot of special birthday events already so far. I was born on my Dad’s birthday and he will be turning 88. Happy Birthday Dad!

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