A fun end to my weekend with the girls!
We got in a little bit more beach time in between rain clouds
And then headed inside for much-needed showers and decorations
Meredith’s October wedding has a cowgirl boot theme, so boots and hats were brought out
As well as this hilarious garter holster!
We each wore a badge for the night –
Mine read “Ridin’ Shotgun” in honor of my little rider
We headed out for an early dinner at Eurasia!
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:
We started with two plates of oysters – raw for some, cooked for others
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]
And for our entrée we shared the “Booya Baisse” ….Seared Halibut fish … steamed mussels, clams and shrimp … fennel/saffron fume broth … rouille … grilled bread
Delicious!! We both loved the saffron broth
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!
5 girls, 3 desserts!!!
My favorite was by far the Red Velvet S’mores – homemade marshmallow, ganache, red velvet cake!
We also shared a Mascarpone-Strawberry Cheesecake
And this Peanut Butter Chocolate Bomb!!
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.
This morning, I unpacked and started weekly laundry while Matt made us peach pancakes with the Great Harvest mix!
Just simple peach slices embedded inside with sunbutter and coconut
And iced coffee with mint!
Karen, Matt and I ate on the porch while our little mascot entertained us:
She was “stuck” in this position with her eyes closed for about 5 minutes, which had us all laughing
And then she spent another 5 minutes in this one!
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!