Marie’s for a birthday lunch

There was a very special birthday to be celebrated this week. And since a special day calls for a special meal, we headed over to Marie’s.

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Luckily we got there *just* before the lunchtime rush. We only had to wait a few minutes, but the usual huge line started forming shortly after we got our table.

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We all three adults ordered the exact same meal – The Special, vegan, with split pea and sweet potato soup. I wonder if the soup had chili oil in it, it had a little bite to it.

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And the vegan version of the sandwich, a Chipotle tofu (as opposed to chicken) salad sandwich. Avocado, spinach and tofu in a very garlicy mayo-based (I think) Chipotle sauce, with fresh cilantro, all between two HUGE slices of toasted barley bread. I wished the sandwich could’ve lasted forever, but I’m glad it didn’t because I have no self control and just would have kept eating and eating.

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Well. Maybe not quite, as attested to by these bits of bread I couldn’t finish. And also the fact I actually turned down the chance to have a delicious vegan dessert. Anyway, I turned it down the first time…then we went to Oma’s.

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For most people, birthday candles represent the age they are. In this case, the candles represent the age we hope he will live to be!

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Lenten Linzer Torte and Creamy Earl Grey tea. Happy Birthday, Fr. R! Still working on the present…..

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