Celebration Dinner

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I had such a wonderful night! šŸ™‚ We finally got to go out and celebrate all my recent life changes.

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Before dinner, I worked and then cleaned the apartment.  I had a pretty sweet jam session to Bruce Springsteen while I did the dishes.  Beer and snacks were involved. šŸ™‚

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Jack’s Pumpkin Ale does not even come close to comparing to Dogfish Punkin beer, FYI.

 

My sister-in-law, brother-in-law, our friend Harry, Meghann, the Husband, and I all got together for a swanky dinner at Seasons 52, our favorite restaurant.

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I started things off with a glass of Casillero del Diablo Viognier 2008.  Delish!

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And I ordered a ravioli appetizer.  I was STARVING.  I shared it with my sister-in-law.  It was creamy and delicious. 

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The best thing about Seasons 52 is that no entree has over 475 calories, nothing is fried, and no butter is used.  Basically, it’s like eating at home, but with better ingredients! 

 

I ordered the Autumn Market Vegetable Plate, which included golden beets, butternut squash, mushrooms, tofu, organic wild rice, broccoli, and carrots.

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A few of the carnivores were jealous of my dish! It was that good.

 

And, of course, Seasons 52 is famous for their little shot-glass desserts. 

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I had three. šŸ™‚

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From left to right: pecan pie, key lime pie, and pumpkin pie. SO GOOD!  I also had another glass of red wine.  And a shot of Bailey’s! :)  Tonight was not the night for moderation.

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I was pretty thrilled not to be the designated driver!  I am ALWAYS DD with my friends.  Probably because I’m always waking up early to work or run.  šŸ™‚

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Alright.  Bed time for me! We have a REALLY big day planned for tomorrow!

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  • skinnyrunner October 2, 2009, 11:49 pm

    love the pics, those dessert shots look delicious! you deserve a fun night out, congrats again on the book deal!

  • Priyanka October 2, 2009, 11:50 pm

    Looks like you had a lot of fun and you totally deserve it girl…Cheers to your success!!
    Congrats again!

  • Annamarina (Running Tails) October 2, 2009, 11:50 pm

    Looks like a very fun night! The food at the restaurant looks delicious. I will have to try it next time I’m in Orlando visiting my brother. Congrats on all of your recent accomplishments!

  • Brie (The Fit Bride) October 3, 2009, 12:10 am

    Ooh, looks like fun! Those desserts look fantastic.

  • Rebekah October 3, 2009, 12:15 am

    I’m glad you guys had a fun night! That key lime pie shooter looks yummy šŸ™‚

  • Lo October 3, 2009, 12:18 am

    what an awesome day! 14 miles and a fab dinner! i couldnt be more jealous! im so excited for u and the book. I meant to tell you earlier, but just now am sitting down to my computer all week! ahh work and school possess my life šŸ™‚

    xoxo
    Lo

  • BroccoliHut October 3, 2009, 12:36 am

    Now THAT is a veggie plate–so often the veggie plate is pretty lame, but that one looks delish. Glad you had a fab evening:)

  • Liz October 3, 2009, 12:51 am

    I’m glad to hear that you were able to go out and have some fun! You’ve been working so har and deserve a little celebration!

  • Whole Body Love October 3, 2009, 12:53 am

    Such cute pics of you guys! Congrats on your recent successes! I think you should go on a book tour when it hits the shelves! I would love to attend a signing and lecture!

  • Julia October 3, 2009, 1:12 am

    What a great dinner celebration! Seasons sounds like an amazing restaurant!
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend, I can’t wait to see what fun things you have in store tomorrow!

  • natalie October 3, 2009, 1:31 am

    sounds like a fun night! glad you were able to celebrate! That restaurant sounds so great. I love the idea! Love all the pictures, and your dress, super cute!!

  • Lee October 3, 2009, 1:43 am

    I’ve had that veggie plate. Yum. Congrats, girl. You deserve it.

  • S October 3, 2009, 2:11 am

    Love your dress! You look great, and your SIL is so pretty too! Congratulations!!

  • Jess October 3, 2009, 2:54 am

    Looks awesome. I’m guessing that dinner definitely helped with your veggie challenge. I’m telling ya, when done right veggies are so amazing.

  • Diana October 3, 2009, 3:24 am

    Awesome. I’m glad you had a good time. šŸ™‚
    Those desserts kinda made my mouth water. And I just ate breakfast! šŸ˜‰

  • Oxidaisy October 3, 2009, 3:46 am

    That looks like an awesome dinner and a great night! And that dessert…yummie! And you look all so nice!
    I am glad that you enjoyed the Casillero del diablo. They actually sell them in the supermarkets where I live (Holland). It is not even that expensive here. We always get it when we have something to celebrate.

  • Amy October 3, 2009, 4:54 am

    Congrats on your great 14 miler! That is awesome! I had a good 10 miler Friday as well. Maybe it was just a good day to run. šŸ™‚

    Your celebration dinner looks amazing! Those desserts look divine and I like that they are small so you can sample more than 1! You deserved to be decadent tonight! Great job.

  • MelissaNibbles October 3, 2009, 6:29 am

    You look stunning! Congrats on all your success!

  • VeggieGirl October 3, 2009, 6:32 am

    Beautiful, awesome celebration, Caitlin!! Fabulous šŸ™‚

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous now October 3, 2009, 6:32 am

    Looks like a fun time! I would LOVE to try Seasons 52!

  • Kirsten October 3, 2009, 7:02 am

    Congrats again, looks like a great night! I wish we had Seasons 52 up north!

  • Julie October 3, 2009, 7:19 am

    OMG is that Bob and Jillian in the first pic?! hehe the husband really does look like Bob!!

    • caitlin October 3, 2009, 10:47 am

      heheh! i know! he needs tattoos.

  • Nicole October 3, 2009, 7:19 am

    That is so cool that the restaurant is so healthy!! IT looks like you had a great time! You deserve it!!

  • Matt October 3, 2009, 7:32 am

    Sounds like a great celebration šŸ™‚

  • Shannon October 3, 2009, 7:56 am

    What a day you had! A successful 14 miles and a night of celebration! Congratulations on all of your accomplishments!

  • Angie All The Way October 3, 2009, 8:12 am

    What a fan-freaking-tastic restaurant! What I wouldn’t give to have a fabulous restaurant that is so HEALTHY!! You guys look like you had a great time and I think the Lady of Honour deserved not be the DD just once šŸ˜‰

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 3, 2009, 8:13 am

    COngrats again! Looks like a blast. šŸ™‚

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) October 3, 2009, 8:19 am

    Now THAT is a vegetarian dish!!! I would die to go to that restaurant. Such a fun night and I LOVE your dress…you look so gorgeous!
    Congrats on all your hard work…you deserve a whole weekend of celebrations šŸ™‚

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) October 3, 2009, 9:00 am

    What an awesome time! You deserve it, lady! Glad you had a lot of fun.

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat) October 3, 2009, 9:08 am

    What an awesome restaurant! Your dish looks soooo good!

    You all look beautiful! Glad you got to have a fun night:)

  • Rebecca October 3, 2009, 9:10 am

    That restaurant looks awesome! My google reader spazzed out and hasn’t been updating your posts for the last couple days. I finally went to your blog last night and found all of these new posts! I need to catch up! Glad you had an amazing night!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels October 3, 2009, 9:20 am

    Congrats, congrats, congrats . . . I can’t say it enough, it’s such an inspiration to see all of your successes!

  • angieinatlanta October 3, 2009, 9:56 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    Seriously, you work so hard at spreading such an awesome message; you deserve everything and then some!

    I’ve never been to Seasons 52 but I’m dying to go!

  • Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) October 3, 2009, 10:06 am

    That restaurant has my name all over it. But honestly- that one cheesy dish looks like it has a tad more than 450! šŸ™‚

    Everyone looks so pretty- and so much to be celebrated- congrats Caitlin!
    Deb

    • caitlin October 3, 2009, 10:48 am

      heheh it was really good and actually quite small (i was disappointed, i wanted more! it was just one ravoili. but man… it rocked!

  • Tina October 3, 2009, 10:23 am

    Your meal looks SO good. ANd I agree with everyone, you deserve all the good things happening in your life!

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans October 3, 2009, 10:30 am

    what a great night out! your food looks incredible!

  • Lindsey @ Sound Eats October 3, 2009, 10:57 am

    I love that first pic of you and Kristien. You look hot in that dress! And your dinner looks pretty fabulous, too. šŸ™‚

  • Erica October 3, 2009, 10:59 am

    Such cute pictures- congrats again! Your veggie dinner platter looks amazing. Hope you have a nice weekend

  • Jenna October 3, 2009, 11:58 am

    omg caitlin that restaurant looks sooo great! i really wanna try it. great pics and i would have defs gotten the entree you ordered, looks fab!
    jenna

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 3, 2009, 12:24 pm

    I am glad you got a chance to go out and celebrate! You deserve it girl šŸ™‚ I can’t wait to someday try Seasons 52!

  • Karla October 3, 2009, 12:26 pm

    Wow Caitlin you look stunning in that dress! That neckline really suites you. I also love both of your friends’ dresses! Looks like you had a great evening.

  • kirsten October 3, 2009, 1:11 pm

    you girls all look amazing!!

  • Ris October 3, 2009, 3:17 pm

    Congrats! And way to have a boom-bangin’ celebration, from food to outfits it looks totally fab …. We really need a Seasons 52 up here, I get so jealous when i see it on other blogs!

  • Lizzy October 3, 2009, 6:46 pm

    aw i love celebration dinners, and you looked AMAZING! šŸ™‚ I love the sounds of this restaurant and its pretty awesome that all their entrees are under 475 cals!

  • Tay October 3, 2009, 8:30 pm

    Aww you girls look gorgeous! What a fun night šŸ™‚ And excellent dessert choices! Pecan pie and pumpkin pie are the absolute best.

    Glad that you had a fun time not being DD šŸ˜‰

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance October 3, 2009, 10:04 pm

    What a fun night, with great food, family & friends! You so totally deserved it………CONGRATS! =) I love Season’s 52, such great healthy food.

  • alli October 4, 2009, 1:33 am

    wow! what a great restaurant! that plate looks amazing and the desserts look delish!
    congrats again. you look beautiful btw šŸ™‚

  • Jac October 5, 2009, 9:31 am

    desserts look divine!!! and perfect portion!

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