Happy Summer! (and Happy 100th post!!!)

22 Jun

Yes, it’s hard to believe we have already made 100 posts on this blog! Whether anyone reads it or not, we’re enjoying it and it’s a great record of the history of our home as it happens.
Now… On to the MEAT of the post!
It was a long sweaty day at work and I wanted nothing more than to go home and take a shower and stare straight in to the air conditioner.
However, Corinne reminded me that it was the first day of summer and the longest day of the year and we wanted to do something fun. So while she went to sweat a little more at the gym I decided to sweat some more in the kitchen.
I went to North Shore Farms, our favorite local store, and picked up some fresh ingredients to make what I deemed “Surf and Turf- New Orleans Style” I got the charcoal grill roaring and threw on the little Filet Mignon steaks I had marinated for about a half hour in olive oil and pepper. They were beautiful steaks and they came out a very nice medium/med rare.
Just about when that was done the Shrimp Boil I had been working on was finished and ready to dive in to.

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Some Old Bay, red potatoes, onions and corn on the cob pieces and of course the shrimp, served peel and eat style. And to truly sell the “New Orleans” theme it was mandatory to have a few ice cold Abita Ambers to wash it all down. A great start to our first summer in our new home.

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One Response to “Happy Summer! (and Happy 100th post!!!)”

  1. Melinda June 22, 2011 at 7:03 PM #

    Makes me want to get back to NOLA!!! (or if not NOLA, at least back to your kitchen for some dinner :-D)

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