My Friday nights are typically reserved for date nights with the husband, but since it'll be another couple of days before I see him, I spent my night with someone else - my 11 year old sister. I have to admit, one of the things that made me apprehensive about moving back to New York was being away from her, although she's quite a handful. We've always been close and since my mom has been a single parent for most of Lil Sis' life, I took on a good amount of responsibility in helping to raise her. It's weird to sometimes hear her call me "mom". I will never take anything away from our parents, as they both work hard to give her the best life possible - but it's amazing that at such a young age she acknowledges my contribution as well - often referring to me as her second mom.
Before I get too mushy - I wanted to spend some quality with the Mini so I took her out to dinner. She wanted to go to The Cheesecake Factory, but I told her we should try something different as we've been to CF many times! It was quite the debate, but since I was behind the wheel and had the cash to pay - I won! Despite living in South Florida for years, I'd never eaten at Bahama Breeze. I was always curious about it, since the building itself is designed to look like one from the islands but never went in. As soon as we went inside, Lil Sis was sold. From the building construction to the music, we definitely felt like we were in The Bahamas (one of her favorite places to visit).
|Lil Sis ordered one of our favorites - Spinach & Artichoke Dip with Chips|
|Sharing my dinner with Lil Sis, little by little|
|The piece de resistance: The Chocolate Island|
|Are you falling apart by looking at this?|
|Lil Sis enjoying the cake a little too much|
|Brownie base | Chocolate Mousse | Covered in Dark Chocolate | Topped with whipped cream|
Lil Sis clearly enjoyed herself because she passed out on the way home...after I made her drink like a gallon of water of course. She also told the waiter that she needed to thank the chef because she loved everything - he let them know and they quickly waived to her from the open kitchen.
If you live near one of there locations, you should definitely stop in.
2750 Sawgrass Mills Circle
Sunrise, FL 33323