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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

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Today is my mom's birthday! My family is going on vacation so I wasn't able to see her today so we celebrated last night at The Melting Pot!

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Before going out to dinner, we went to pick up our CSA box. Figs came in the box and I had no idea what to do with them.

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I found a recipe online for proscuitto wrapped figs and went for it.

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The figs were gorgeous inside. I loved the pink color.

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I was excited to try this Laura Chenel Chevre. I've had it at restaurants before but always deemed it too expensive to enjoy at home. This time I got over it!

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I stuffed the figs with the goat cheese.

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Wrapped the figs with proscuitto and drizzled them with pumpkin-spiced honey. Yes, pumpkin spice + honey. So good! These figs were amazing. I will 100% make it again.

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I also served some of Biz's baja fresh salsa with chips on the side. Biz was kind enough to send me some of her homemade salsa. She sent us 4 jars! We already went through a jar and loved it.

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Seriously it tastes just like my favorite salsa from Baja Fresh only fresher and yummier. I'm going to try making shredded salsa chicken in the crockpot with one of the jars. Andy is excited! He's a salsa fiend. Thank you so much Biz!

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After picking up the CSA, lunch and some errands we were ready for some fondue at Melting Pot.

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I said hello to Daniel too! My sister Sarah babysat him so mom and dad could enjoy the evening with us.

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The lighting isn't great so I apologize for the shoddy photography. We started with cheddar cheese fondue with bread, green apples and veggies for dipping.

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Then we had salads and the meat course. The meat course consisted of steak, shrimp, chicken and raviolis. They also gave us mushrooms, broccoli and red potatoes.

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And dipping sauces for the meat once it's cooked.

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Obviously dessert with all of the dippers was the best. We got milk chocolate fondue. I loved it with the strawberries. YUM!

Mom loved The Melting Pot and is really looking forward to going again. Happy birthday Mom!

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10 Comments:

At September 5, 2010 at 11:31 AM , Anonymous homecookedem said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!! :) You look so pretty in that picture and I LOVE your outfit!! :)

Those figs look quite amazing. And I'm very jealous that you have homemade salsa made by Biz!! I bet it's the best salsa you've ever eaten, yummmmmmm!!

 
At September 5, 2010 at 12:07 PM , Anonymous allijag said...

Happy Birthday 2BMom! (you and your momma look SOOOO MUCH ALIKE ITS CRAZY!)

Also - you are KILLING me wiht that fig recipe - that looks INSANE - I'm booking a flight to CA right now - hope you saved some for me ;)

 
At September 5, 2010 at 1:10 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

Those figs sound amazing! And I LOVE your top- super hot!

 
At September 5, 2010 at 9:32 PM , Blogger One Healthy Apple said...

Happy birthday to your mom!


Did you get your hair cut? It looks great.

 
At September 6, 2010 at 4:28 AM , OpenID foodexerciseexpress said...

I have been wondering about figs too. I have noticed they have been coming very trend in the blogging community and may have to go try them. BTW, I also love your outfit!

 
At September 6, 2010 at 7:52 AM , Anonymous Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

OMG the Melting Pot! I love that place. So much fun and how can you go wrong with fondue?! :D

 
At September 6, 2010 at 8:19 AM , Anonymous Ameena said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! I can't believe how similar your mom, you, and your brother look.

I need to find a Melting Pot and take a trip there, stat.

 
At September 6, 2010 at 10:21 AM , Anonymous Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

Those bacon wrapped figs sound like something my husband would go crazy for!
I've never been to the Melting Pot, but I neeeeed to!

 
At September 6, 2010 at 11:23 AM , Blogger All Things Yummy said...

Love the cute top you wore to the Melting Pot.
I've never tried a fig, but I saw some a Trader Joes. I might have to give them a try.

 
At September 7, 2010 at 6:18 PM , Blogger lynn @ the actors diet said...

you look so much like your mommy! happy bday to her. glad you liked the figs - they are my favorite. i just love 'em straight up but your recipe sounds pretty darn amazing.

 

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