June 9th, 2011 was my 23rd birthday. Hooray for getting older! I love birthdays (I'm not old enough to hate aging, yet). I love being spoiled on my birthday by Boyf and friends and this year was no exception. This year Boyf took me to breakfast at the Park Cafe, one of my favorites and then right after took me to get a Belgian Waffle from Bruges. It was amazing, here is a picture just to make you jealous.
After lunch I went to a staff meeting at work, and there were even more treats to be had (we were celebrating mine and another staff members bday). We had cupcakes that looks like corn on the cob (so sad I didn't take a pic of it) and delicious pear tart, as well as chocolate milk (one of my favorite drinks). There were also oreo crumble rice crispy treats which I had to save for the next day.
After all that sweetness I, slowly, walked home, digesting all the sweets of the day. After a bit I went to visit my parents. Then Boyf and I went back to my place and we made dinner together. It was amazing. Steak, carefully picked out by Boyf (who apparently knows his steak and is very serious about it) and corn on the cob, and potatoes. We cooked the steak in a way I'd never done before. You vacuum seal the steaks in a ziploc bag (but it has to be a specific type so that it doesn't disintegrate in the water) and then you cook it for about 30-40 minutes in simmering water. After which you sear it in a pan. This is where Boyf's amazing gift came into use. He bought me a very nice grill pan that I've been coveting for a long time. Boyf also gave me a very nice cuisinart smart stick. It's pretty much an alternative to a blender and I've been using it to make smoothies.
Here are some pics of our delicious dinner