So much for a creative blog title . . . there aren't many words that rhyme with 11: heaven, seven, that's about it, right?
Anyway, we had a very laid back, but nice, New Year's Eve this year. Of course, we couldn't get too wild since I couldn't party hard as a pregnant lady.
We spent an hour or so of the day in our basement making sure we avoided any of the tornadoes that hit pretty close to our home. Once the storms were pretty much out of the way, we took the dogs to a trail near our parents' houses to let the dogs run in the 60 degree weather!! Insane weather we are having in the end of December!! Then, we headed over to my in-laws' house. They had a lovely spread of appetizer-type foods that were all delicious. We spent some time hangin with the babies, and the rest of the family, playing a little Scattergories. Then, Chris and I had to scoot home to drop off the dogs and change clothes for our dinner.
We met some friends at a really nice Peruvian restaurant called Mango in downtown St. Louis. The service there was so nice. As soon as we got there and I explained that I couldn't drink and would have a water, the bar tender offered to make me a "mocktail" of whatever drink I chose from the menu. I got the mango mojito mocktail, and it was awesome!!
|Delicious plantain chips and salsa verde|
|Katie got the Sashimi (which I couldn't sample)|
|The rest of us chose the beef tenderloin wrapped in bacon atop sweet potato puree -- yum!|
|There was only one salad, which consisted of field greens topped with mangos and roasted red peppers. The dressing was a little too tangy/salty? for my taste, but I still ate it all!|
|Chris got the halibut that was Asian style, topped with delicious veggies and all served on top of a crab and scallop puree that was amazing!|