Last Hurrah

July 15, 2012

IMG_2750

A fun end to my weekend with the girls!

We got in a little bit more beach time in between rain clouds

IMG_2749

And then headed inside for much-needed showers and decorations

IMG_2751

Meredith’s October wedding has a cowgirl boot theme, so boots and hats were brought out

IMG_2748

As well as this hilarious garter holster!

IMG_2752

We each wore a badge for the night –

IMG_2753

Mine read “Ridin’ Shotgun” in honor of my little rider

IMG_2754

We headed out for an early dinner at Eurasia!

IMG_2759

I was in charge of the dinner reservations for the weekend, and the group was very very happy with the choices – so was I! It’s hard to choose restaurants based on websites and menus alone, but we really picked two amazing places. Eurasia’s menu was totally awesome and the atmosphere perfect for our event. It’s located in a strip mall, so I was a bit nervous, but once inside we were pleasantly surprised:

IMG_2761

We started with two plates of oysters – raw for some, cooked for others

IMG_2756IMG_2757

Meredith and I shared both a salad and an entrée – the “Down on the Farm” salad came with summery veg, goat cheese and croutons that tasted like hushpuppies!! Loved it! [This was half, so the portion was perfect]

IMG_2764

And for our entrée we shared the “Booya Baisse” ….Seared Halibut fish … steamed mussels, clams and shrimp … fennel/saffron fume broth … rouille … grilled bread

IMG_2765

Delicious!! We both loved the saffron broth

IMG_2766

The other girls shared the shrimp and grits – which were served on a Smoked Gouda Stone Grit Cake, so Meredith and I added one to our order being G.R.I.T.S. ourselves (girls raised in the south : ) )

Yum! It was so thick it was like eating cake!

IMG_2771

5 girls, 3 desserts!!!

IMG_2776

My favorite was by far the Red Velvet S’mores – homemade marshmallow, ganache, red velvet cake!

IMG_2772

We also shared a Mascarpone-Strawberry Cheesecake

IMG_2775

And this Peanut Butter Chocolate Bomb!!

IMG_2779

As the DD, I dropped the girls off for their evening festivities (a comedy show) and then hit the road back to Cville.

Miles to go before I sleep, but my gosh the reward of my own bed and sleeping husband was so sweet at midnight! The drive wasn’t bad at all once I got out of the Hampton area (and that scary tunnel!) – just peaceful highway. Thanks to my mom for talking to me for an hour to keep me company! And Delilah for her one-way conversation as well.

IMG_1971-2

This morning, I unpacked and started weekly laundry while Matt made us peach pancakes with the Great Harvest mix!

IMG_1977

Just simple peach slices embedded inside with sunbutter and coconut

IMG_1976

And iced coffee with mint!

IMG_1978

IMG_1975

Karen, Matt and I ate on the porch while our little mascot entertained us:

IMG_1980-2

She was “stuck” in this position with her eyes closed for about 5 minutes, which had us all laughing

IMG_1981-2

And then she spent another 5 minutes in this one!

IMG_1984

Hilarious Pumpkin.

We’re hoping to spend most of today in that pose as well. Unpacking, relaxing and then later this afternoon, helping Karen with her move. I have been recruited to be in charge of organizing the kitchen cabinets and drawers!! Wheee!

Previous post:

Next post:

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Allie@LiveLaughEat July 15, 2012 at 10:08 am

Some of the best restaurants are located in strip malls! Love the “booya baisse” name and I want some mussels!

Reply

2 Brie @ Coxswain's Dilemma July 15, 2012 at 10:11 am

The cowboy boots are brilliant!!

Reply

3 Khushboo July 15, 2012 at 10:14 am

Coffee and mint- did that combo work??

Reply

4 KathEats July 15, 2012 at 10:22 am

Yup!

Reply

5 Leslie July 15, 2012 at 10:25 am

Looks like such a fun time! Just wanted to add that I would love to recruit you to do my kitchen too (and a few closets, drawers, entire rooms….) If you come to Portland, I’ll babysit in exchange!
But seriously, enjoy your day. Will Karen be living close you all still?

Reply

6 KathEats July 15, 2012 at 10:40 am

:) I would love to. Perhaps when my kids are grown I will start an organization business.

Yes, she’s moving much closer than she was

Reply

7 Jeri July 15, 2012 at 10:29 am

Glad you made it back safely.
As I laid in bed thinking about breakfast I asked myself, “What would Kathy eat on a pretty Sunday?” I was thinking oatmeal. Then I said no it’s Sunday…. Pancakes! Hot diggity dog! I was right. And I have peaches that need to be used up, but you have blueberries stuck in my head now. Maybe I go to Kohr and get some
Custard too

Reply

8 KathEats July 15, 2012 at 10:39 am
9 lynn @ the actor's diet July 15, 2012 at 10:57 am

wanna see something hilarious – my mother-in-law just got married (yes i realize that makes no sense) and had the same button and a similar ring:

http://theactorsdiet.com/2012/07/06/tying-the-knot/

Reply

10 lynn @ the actor's diet July 15, 2012 at 10:58 am

oh i’m realizing the ring isn’t in the post – it lights up and flashes though when you turn it, right?

Reply

11 KathEats July 15, 2012 at 11:14 am

Haha cute!

Reply

12 Becca July 15, 2012 at 11:05 am

What perfect, pretty, peachy pancakes Matt made!

Reply

13 Cait's Plate July 15, 2012 at 11:31 am

HOW have I never tried peach pancakes!??! I love this idea!

Reply

14 Simply Life July 15, 2012 at 11:43 am

oh that meal looks fantastic, and what a fun breakfast to wake-up to!

Reply

15 Rachel July 15, 2012 at 11:51 am

aww!! pumpkin is so cute!!

Reply

16 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

looks like a fun weekend, and it’s always nice to wake up in your own bed!

Reply

17 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

The Smoked Gouda Stone Grit Cake – wow!

Love the cowboy/girl boots and that mini gun and holster…what a great theme. G.R.I.T.S. — love it.

Good luck with helping Karen move…nothing like a real low key weekend for you, eh? :)

Reply

18 Carrie @ Nutrition by Carrie July 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Ahhhhh…I want a cat! Although my golden retriever, Dug, spends about half of each day in that last pose, which is pretty darn cute, too!

Reply

19 Paula July 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I think Pumpkin has moved in with you. You may as well petition for the official adoption because when a cat moves in they just stay no matter what you want. I love her. But I’m a softy when it comes to cat who need someone to love them. Which is why we have Bob.

Reply

20 Kimberly July 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Looks like you had so much fun this weekend! Good eats (like always) too! :)

Reply

21 Errign July 15, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I totally don’t mean this in a rude way, but isn’t your bakery in a strip mall? Shouldn’t judge businesses by their locations! Hole-in-the-wall & strip mall type joints usually have the best food.

Reply

22 KathEats July 15, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I wouldn’t call our center a strip mall (we avoided them specifically when location hunting) but it is not a stand alone building either – somewhere in the middle. I admit it’s a general statement for sure, but also one based on my personal experiences. It just seems unusual to find such a fancy restaurant in one. Charlotte did have more of them tucked away like that.

Reply

23 Angel7 July 15, 2012 at 5:22 pm

It looks like you all had a fun time!

Organizing is what you do best :) I would want you to organize my kitchen/whole house as well :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

Reply

24 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I’m glad your restaurant choices worked out! It can be hard to judge a restaurant unless you have a review from a fellow foodie… websites can be so deceiving! :P

Reply

25 jenna k July 15, 2012 at 7:48 pm

how fun! my friend just asked us last night to be her bridesmaids in the spring, and we went cowboy boot shopping today. i’ll be looking forward to seeing some shots of her wedding come october! :)

Reply

26 vegtastic July 16, 2012 at 12:56 am

I’ve never had mint iced coffee! Did you steep the mint in the cold brew overnight?

Reply

27 KathEats July 16, 2012 at 6:55 am

no it was just a garnish

Reply

28 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 16, 2012 at 3:59 am

A peanut chocolate bomb sounds like something I would be all over! I have a bit of a PB obsession at the moment.

Reply

29 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 16, 2012 at 6:35 am

Looks like a fun weekend!

Reply

30 Kiki July 16, 2012 at 7:45 am

Will try Eurasia in August! Looks wonderful. Thanks for the recommendation!

Reply

31 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 18, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Iced coffee with mint?! Wow, that sounds like a fantastic idea :)

Reply

Leave a Comment

Current ye@r *

Previous post:

Next post: