On Saturday, Erik hit the beach and I watched Little Women and did some laundry. I think I've watched all of our holiday DVDs this season!
In the evening, we headed out to the East Bay to our friend Kelsey & Sean's house for a little holiday dinner. Kelsey made delicious spinach manicotti which was so good. We played with her kids who are 7 and 5 & hilarious. We played Just Dance 4 which is fun! Some good songs on that one!
After dessert and wine, we didn't leave until midnight but it was so great to hang with those guys.
On Sunday, we went out to breakfast at The Grind. Haven't been there in awhile and we both thought the food wasn't that great. We used to love that place :-(
We headed back out to the East Bay tonight to the Restaurant at Wente Vineyards - our favorite restaurant. I've said it a gazillion times - amazing food, amazing service. Tonight was no different at all and was awesome! We did this as our little holiday dinner together before going back to CT for Christmas.
We had deeeeelicious dinner of:
dungeness crab with salsa verde, white gazpacho vinaigrette, almonds and piment d’espelette
butternut squash soup with brown butter, pistachios and parsley oil
baked 38 north chicken with barley, bacon, fall squash, preserved grapes, cipollini onion and rosemary
grass fed burger with cheddar cheese, housemade bacon, steak onions and fries
We also shared a bottle of my favorite - Riva Ranch Chardonnay.
There were so many homes in Livermore decorated for the holidays. We drove down a little cul-de-sac to see the lights. I told Erik how when I was young, we used to hop in the car as a family and drive down certain streets who always decorated their houses for Christmas. We used to sit there and say "oooohhh ahhhhhh" at the lights. Doing it now is absolutely hilarious and thinking back on doing it is even funnier.
This was our last weekend in SF before we head back to CT for the holiday at the end of the week!