WIAW: The Birthday Edition

Hey, hey puddin’ pies!

I hope you are all having a great week so far! I’ve been super excited for this week’s edition of What I Ate Wednesday becaaaaaaaause…

It’s time to share the deliciousness that was my
BIRTHDAY WEEKEND! 😀

After taking a stroll with me down birthday memory lane, be sure to head over to
Peas & Crayons and check out all the other yum-tastic link ups!

It all started Thursday night with a trip to one of my favorite local eateries here in Clarksville, the Blackhorse Pub & Brewery where I introduced my man friend to better- than-pepperoni pizza…

Along with the so-not-optional order of beer cheese dip, he ordered the multigrain garlic crust pizza with ham, spinach, gouda, and mozzarella (I have to say, the boy has good taste) and I picked the black and bleu flatbread: prime rib, bleu cheese, spinach, onions, mozzarella and tomatoes drizzled with a balsamic glaze…BEYOND amazing!

On Friday, I already showed you guys the Almond Cookie Protein Pancakes that went down for breakfast lunch the meal I ate when I ended up waking up at noon, but what they heck, totally worth another look, right?

Pure, unadulterated pancake porn right there, folks! 😉

For dinner that night, I went with my parents to my mom’s office Christmas party (two birds, one stone…nice work mom!) at McNamara’s Irish Pub in Nashville. All inclusive dinner including appetizer and dessert with one free drink…sign me UP!

We started with some fresh kettle chips and the most amazing french onion/spinach/HEAVEN dip I’ve ever tasted and I ordered a glass of their
hard cider which was fabulous!

For our appetizer, we got a couple of plates of Corn Beef Bites and Scotch Eggs for the table.

Oh my god, have you ever had Scotch Eggs? If you haven’t, your world is not yet complete…hardboiled eggs wrapped in sage-infused sausage, breaded and deep-fried and served with spicy mustard that I wanted to sneak into my purse!

At this point, I was already full, but hey…you only get free Irish food turn 28 once! 😉

I ordered the lamb medallions (which was just ok) and the roasted carrots and parsnips, but the sweet braised cabbage seriously stole the show!

And then by some act of God, I managed to squeeze in a couple of bites of their famous bread pudding with whiskey river sauce before my parents and I practically ROLLED ourselves out of the restaurant!

I may have felt like I was going to explode, complained halfway home, and popped a handful of antacids, but it was TOTALLY WORTH IT!

Needless to say I didn’t have much of an appetite the next day, but when the man friend and I met up Saturday night and there was mention of Memphis style barbecue, let’s just say there was no arm twisting involved!

My first ever dry rub ribs (I’m so not messing with BBQ sauce anymore), perfectly-seasoned buttery collard greens, and some tasted-like-they-were-from-a-bag-I-only-had-two fried okra (can’t win ’em all), and a spicy corn muffin from Corky’s.

And what better to round out a weekend of carnivorous delicious eats than with Sunday’s Meatless Monday recipe…

Curried-Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Let’s just say it felt good to have something light and fresh after three days of indulgence…but if I had it to do all over again…I wouldn’t change a thing would have ordered five plates of Scotch Eggs! 😉

What did YOU eat this weekend?

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