Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Birthday and Dinner!!

Cookie Dough ice cream cake from Cold Stone
What a great birthday it was!! Since it fell on a working day,we decided to postpone the dinner for a weekend. I was pleasantly surprised when a friend dropped by in the evening with a card(he,he,he) and a little gift to boot!! Then,arrived the hubby with a Cookie dough ice cream cake from Cold Stone.

Pastini, Corvallis


For the weekend dinner,I picked Pastini Pastarias (oh yes,my love for Italian food won hands-down)a local Oregon chain of restaurants. It's a nice little place with a very comforting ambiance.
For starters we ordered the Scampi Pastini which is Shrimp sauteed in garlic, butter,sherry and lemon served with ciabatta bread.


Starters:Scampi Pastini


Hubby decided to order the Five cheese lasagna with meat sauce which was quite nice(though I'm sure he would have liked a bigger portion).

Five Cheese Lasagna With Meat Sauce
I simply could not resist ordering what was called the Nonna's Sunday Supper which was described as comfort food in the menu. It consisted of creamy Maccheroni and Cheese topped with meaty bolognese sauce. No wonder it's under the category of "comfort food"-I loved it and the portions size was so large (even though jr nibbled it with me)that we had to parcel it and take it home.
Nonna's Sunday Supper
By the end of it I was too stuffed to try out their tempting dessert menu (we also had half the sinful cake sitting in the freezer,and I just cannot run the extra mile to burn out any extra calories).
Like these weren't enough to make a memorable birthday,I got a big box of goodies from my brother(he's been doing this for almost 9 years now,even when I was back in India).

The goodie basket from my bro

22 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

Happy Birthday you need to go to Italy next yr lol

Ann said...

Happy Birthday!

Sanghi said...

Happy birthday! The write out is excellent. Looks like you enjoyed the day with yummy food and goodies..!:)

Gina said...

Great picture! Your hair doesn't look as curly as mine, but I can tell it's thick and hard to manage like mine. I really like it like that, in fact, I JUST got bangs put in just like your pic!! I was nervous, but I said go ahead!

angiesappetite said...

Sweta,
I keep forgetting about this other blog you have- I'll have to add it to my blogroll! Love the picture of you and your son...too cute!
And, Happy belated birthday!

Resh said...

Happy Birthday! I love ice cream cakes, especially from Cold Stone. It seems like you enjoyed!!! :)

Manang said...

Sweta, belated happy birthday!
You look lovely, and you seem to be maintaining a very good figure despite your appetite!
Love that photo of you with your son.

Aruna said...

Belated wishes and this is just lovely.:-)

sangeeta said...

belated wishes for your birthday sweta.......i just found out this blog of your's , it's nice....i have other blogs too, have you been there?
just check out my 'banaras ka khana' featuring traditional recipes.

CHAITRA said...

Happy birthday to you!!!Drop in sometime to my blog

Barbara said...

Happy belated birthday to you, Sweta! It looks like you had a fabulous day.

Sweet as Coco said...

Happy Birthday! The restaurant looked fabulous! Thanks for the blog visit!

Yasmeen said...

Belated happy birthday dearie! I didn't notice you started a new blog about your tasty travels,great going :)

Rekha said...

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Navita (Gupta) Hakim said...

hey Sweta, happy birthday n what a way to celebrate...italian!

Mamma mia...;p I love that lasagne...my fav too and I agree it was tooooo less..lol.

lalsniche said...

I like your blog.. very well written and organized! The pictures are the real key! Gives me motivation!

Ann said...

First time here..Belated B'day wishes..

Velva said...

Happy Birthday! What a great way to celebrate your birthday! Italian food and a cookie dough ice cream cake from Cold stone Creamery.

Tresa Augustine said...

Happy Bday!!

kitchen queen said...

Wow a beautiful birthday celebration. The pictures are lovely. Happy Birthday.

Chitra said...

My belated wishes ..first time here..u have a nice space.pics are good..

Katherine Aucoin said...

Wow what a birthday feast! I'm with you, I am a sucker for italian food.

Really fantastic gift basket too!
Happy belated birthday!