Usually for birthday celebrations, my family tends to go out for a simple dinner rather than doing something big. The person whose birthday it is gets to choose the restaurant so seeing how it was my birthday, I chose to go to Olive Garden for my dinner!
|My Mommy And I|
I actually went to Olive Garden a few months ago and I kinda already had an idea of what I wanted to get. I'm a vegetarian so most of the time at restaurants, my choices are a bit limited. I don't mind though since the choices I do have are usually delicious ones! As we pondered over what to order, our waiter came out with our unlimited breadsticks and salad!
I love how olive garden gives us basically free breadsticks, soups, and salad. I am a huge fan of Olive Garden's breadsticks and the salad is pretty tasty as well. To be honest, I don't like pasta as much as breadsticks so I usually end up filling myself with the breadsticks that by the time the meal comes, I can't finish it haha... though they do give big portions there so I guess it all evens out!
When our waiter came back around the 2nd time, we decided to order ourselves a mini appetizer. There were quite a few items on the menu that I thought I would love, but we eventually settled on something that all three of us would enjoy which was the Caprese Flatbread. This was quite the delicious item! It reminded me of a mini pizza, but with super fresh ingredients. The tomato was quite juicy and I loved the gooey cheese on top! As we ate our flatbread, we had to finalize our decisions on what to order.
These two items were chosen by my mom! She got the Italian Sausage Soup and the Parmesan Crusted Tilapia. I have to admit that the soup looked pretty delicious and I even tried some of it.. (not the sausage part, but the italian dumplings) I really liked the taste of it! My mom was so eager to eat her food, but being the blogger that I was, I just had to stop her from eating anything until photos were snapped haha =)
After we all stuffed ourselves full of pasta, fish, soup, salad, and lots of breadsticks, we still had some food leftover!! We decided to pack it up and bring it home for dinner the next day! The waiter for our table was also nice enough to give us some extra soup!
Along with our leftovers, we were also given three mints. The mints that they give at olive garden are my favorite! I know that they are most likely just regular mints, but maybe the olive garden stamp on it makes it taste just that much better!
|One last picture of my mom and I!|
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Ohhh wow, I just took some time to look through my blog and I came across a post I wrote about a year ago titled "My 17th Birthday Recap." It's honestly so hard to believe that it has already been a year since then since I feel like the same person.. well maybe I'm a teeny bit more mature and knowledgeable, but it's so crazy how time passes! I'm interested to see where my life will be a year from today now! =)
How do you typically celebrate your birthdays?
Have you ever been to Olive Garden?
Where do you see yourself a year from now? For starters, I see myself as a college student buried under work and lots of social events hehe! =)