Ethan took me out for a birthday lunch on Saturday. We went to The Little Dooey, a BBQ place that has won the award for the best BBQ in Mississippi, as well as the top 5 lunches of 2011 in Maxim Magazine. It was pretty yummy, although we've been to another less well known BBQ place in town that we thought was just as good if not better. I had the Brisket, which we pretty good, but Grandpa Llyod's is better.
We went to lunch on Saturday becuase I wanted to cook a big dinner for my birthday. I had planned on doing this menu for Valentine's day, but things were just too hectic that week and we had to postpone it. So for our combined Valentine's/Birthday dinner, we had:
You can see the Caprese Salad Skewers in this picture of our table setting, but you'll have to go to the Mower family cooking blog to see the rest of the food. It may take me a day or two to get all the posts up, so bear with me.
And here end the pictures. I'm really not sure how I managed to delete half the pictures on my memory card, but oh well. We waited until Erik had gone down for the evening to start our dinner, and it was really fun. After dinner, Ethan brought out the presents he'd gotten for me. He got me new pillows for our bed(our old ones were so flat and tired they barely did anthing. Ethan was always stealing mine to double up with his so that he'd have a thick enough pillow, so I told him that this was on the top of my bday list), two cake pans to replace my old worn out ones, a strainer (ours got left behind in Rexburg, oops!), and a reed diffuser for our living room. Maybe none of these things sound great to anyone else, but they were exactly what I wanted so it was awesome!
After presents and dessert we watched Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and called it a night. It was a great birthday, exactly what I had wished for!