We then headed to Total Wine to pick up a couple of bottles of Shiraz that are very hard to get in Connecticut. After dropping off the luggage at my sister’s house, and putting the mac ‘n cheese in the freezer (can’t take ice packs on the plane – I freeze them so I can also transport back Publix chicken in a cooler. The frozen food acts as ice packs!), we headed out to Mugs‘N Jugs. It’s a popular sports bar in Pinellas County that has the best boneless chicken wings I’ve ever tasted.
On Saturday we picked up the birthday cake for the little guy and then headed to the park for the big celebration. I was the official birthday photographer and this weekend alone took over 1200 shots.
After the party on Saturday, my sister and I enjoyed some relaxing time at their community pool, followed by wine, while watching Paranormal Activity 3. I only watch those movies when at their house. It started on my visit last Halloween where we watched PA 1 & 2. My sister and I don’t like scary movies, but her husband does (my husband doesn’t like them either). But I was kind of hooked after seeing the first one and wanted to see the rest.
Sunday was my sister’s birthday. I treated her to a mani/pedi at our usual sister Sunday nail salon (the only one we’re aware of that’s open on Sundays). Her husband gave her a lovely gift card to a swanky salon in hopes that we could go there but they weren’t open on her birthday. We then headed to Sonny’s for lunch. I know it’s not real BBQ, but it’s cheap and filling. Plus we both love their garlic toast.For dinner we met up with our ‘rents at Bonefish Grill (we don’t have those in CT). Mom made Rachel an awesome Devil’s Food cake with butter cream frosting. Bonefish was kind enough to keep it refrigerated for us. My stepdad and I had the specials (he had crab filled fillet and I had scallops). I adore scallops but it wasn’t always that way. And now I like crab! It took 40 years but I finally like shrimp, scallops, and now crab! And Rachel, her husband, and I had to have another glorious piece of cake when we got home Sunday night.
Oh, I forgot to mention the donuts (yes, I went all out this weekend and gorged on all sorts of goodies). Back up to our Saturday morning trip to Fray’s donuts. Their signature honey dipped glazed donut is out of this world! And we picked up a new item I haven’t tried at Chick-Fil-A (cause again, none of them exist in CT) – Chicken minis! Chicken nuggets on honey Parker house rolls. Oh new favorite.I can’t tell you what I did Monday morning just yet. I may spill the beans later. I then came home, played with the boy a bit more before heading to the airport with an extra bag of Publix fried chicken for the hubby, eight containers of mac ‘n cheese, a loaf of sweet dense bread from an awesome omelet place my sister and I went to Monday morning, and my bags of spicy Mahatma yellow rice. Yeah, I’m a little food obsessed.