Happy Birthday, Harry!

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My mom is in town and I couldn’t be more excited.  We spent the entire afternoon laying on the couch and talking.  We snacked on hummus, crackers, and grapes:


And then we went to our favorite Thai restaurant, Royal Thai, for my friend Harry’s birthday.  The Husband is out of town, so it was just me, Harry, and my mom.  We missed you, Husband!


I had a spring roll:


Hot jasmine tea:


And my mother and I split two curries:  Red Curry and Pa-naag, both with tofu:


It was DELICIOUS!  And the spicy food cleared up my sinuses.


I think the best part of this restaurant is how FAST it was.  We timed the order on Harry’s cell phone:


It took:


  • 2 minutes for drinks
  • 4 minutes for appetizers
  • 15 minutes for entrees





At home, we each had a slice of Key Lime Pie instead of birthday cake:



Off to relax!  :) 


Have a lovely night.



  • Meg C. October 23, 2009, 9:05 pm

    oooh that key lime pie is food porn if i ever saw it… yummm

  • Julie October 23, 2009, 9:20 pm

    That’s a good looking piece of pie. Happy Birhtday to Harry!!!

  • Jenny Eastwood@ JennyLikesToRun, On a mission to run a marathon to fundraise for The Breast Cancer Foundation October 23, 2009, 9:23 pm

    yuummm! That is some good looking food! Happy birthday Harry 🙂

  • Evan Thomas October 23, 2009, 9:25 pm

    What a great night! Happy birthday to Harry!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 23, 2009, 9:26 pm

    Did you make the key lime pie?!? It looks delish.

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) October 23, 2009, 9:39 pm

    I love celebrating bdays! And with Thai food- even better!

  • Aggie October 23, 2009, 9:43 pm

    I haven’t been to Royal Thai in ages!! I miss working downtown and being near all the good restaurants! Happy birthday to Harry! 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite October 23, 2009, 9:51 pm

    I love Thai food! Keylime Pie is the best 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  • maria October 23, 2009, 9:54 pm

    Key lime pie instead of birthday cake is an awesome trade off I could get behind!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) October 23, 2009, 10:02 pm

    I love pie in place of birthday cake 🙂 It looks like a fabulous birthday celebration, I hope that you and your mom are having a great time!

  • Melissa October 23, 2009, 10:45 pm

    Harry has the right idea.. GO PHILLIES!!!!

    • Kelli October 24, 2009, 4:56 am

      YEAH Phillies!!:)

  • Carolyn October 23, 2009, 11:25 pm

    Glad you had fun and that you’re feeling better!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 23, 2009, 11:44 pm

    I like the pie instead of cake idea – I am not a big cake person at all.

  • Jenna October 23, 2009, 11:52 pm

    glad you had a good night out to eat with your mom and harry!

  • Jac October 23, 2009, 11:56 pm

    how cute of a “Cake”.. lol.. wish harry happy burfday!!

  • Amanda October 24, 2009, 12:20 am

    Looks like a great night! And looove Harry’s Phillies jersey!! GO PHILS 🙂

  • Jessica October 24, 2009, 1:12 am

    Oh Happy Birthday to Harry!
    Hope you feel better soon! And thanks for operation beautiful…it really has changed my life!

  • Jaimejoy October 24, 2009, 4:12 am

    caitlin, your friends have excellent taste in sports teams—GO PHILS!!!!! Thai is one of my fave cuisines, especially when it arrives so quickly! That must be some kind of record..

  • Emily Eats and Exercises October 24, 2009, 6:57 am

    Looks like an evening of good eats. I love Thai food and it’s always good to have someone available to split with. Just wondering: you always eat such reasonable portions – is that something you struggle with (or used to) or do you generally have a smaller appetite? For me, I usually am happy eating healthy foods, but that doesn’t mean I don’t eat too much of them…

    • Caitlin October 24, 2009, 8:23 am

      i have trained myself to eat lots of small meals (or voluminous meals with low calories, like lunch). i would say i eat three meals and at least three snacks. that way, i never get hungry so i’m not really tempted to overeat at meals. i do have trouble not overeating at restaurants, i did make a conscious effort not to do it last night at dinner.

      the other trick i use is i try to remember its not my last meal. 🙂 i used to eat dessert like it was the last time i’d ever had a cookie, you know? unless its a really special meal, i just try to practice moderation.

  • Ali@ Food, FItness, Fashion October 24, 2009, 7:36 am

    Looks like a fun night! Happy Birthday Harry! Enjoy the time with your mom!!!

  • Peanut Butter Bliss October 24, 2009, 7:39 am

    now that is what I call great service 🙂
    hope harry had a great birthday!

  • Lauren October 24, 2009, 8:02 am

    I LOVE Harry’s jearsey! Go PHILS!!!!

    Glad you enjoyed a wonderful night Caitlin. Have a great weekend.

  • Shannon October 24, 2009, 8:20 am

    Nothing like having mom around when you’re not feeling well. Sounds like a great day!

  • Andee (Runtolive) October 24, 2009, 9:24 am

    Yum! Thai food and key lime pie sounds like a perfect Friday night to me 🙂

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels October 24, 2009, 9:58 am

    I think you just gave that restauraunt a HUGE endorsement by saying how quick their service is.

    Have a super weekend!

  • Felicia October 24, 2009, 10:29 am

    I absolutely love when my mom comes to visit me. I suddenly feel so relaxed when she is around. Moms are great, and it sounds like you two are having a wonderful time! Enjoy. 🙂

  • Tina October 24, 2009, 10:54 am

    Mmmm curry! I want some. Have an awesome weekend with your mom! 🙂

  • Diana October 24, 2009, 12:49 pm

    That pie looks so good! I’m glad you had a good time 🙂

  • Maureen October 24, 2009, 1:28 pm

    Harry is a PHILLIES fan AND cute?!? Too bad I live in Philly!

  • Lizzy October 24, 2009, 2:04 pm

    happy birthday to harry! 🙂 that key lime pie looks awesome!

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