What a show! Rea and I truly enjoyed the annual Motown Review. Some of my favorite acts: Etta James, En Vogue and of course the tribute to Whitney Houston. This was my first time at the show, and because of the many fond memories I have of my childhood trips to Miller Outdoor Theater I couldn’t wait to take Rea. Enjoy the pics!
Monthly Archives: May 2012
I hope you enjoyed Memorial Day and took time to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for this country. (I sound like such a newsie, huh?) I spent the day in a cold, half-empty newsroom. But I did enjoy some great barbecue later that day, as I’m sure many of you did. The weekend, however, is another story. I’ve already shared the new dish that I made Saturday. Here’s something else Rea and I did that day:
We also attended the Motown Review Show at Miller Outdoor Theater, which was spectacular. I’ll have pics later. Adios for now!
I’ll start by sharing that I am no cook. There are probably 5 dishes — I take that back, 3 dishes — that I prepare well enough to invite people over and share, but even they aren’t worth bragging about. But I’m somebody’s Mommy now and apparently kids have to eat. So every now and then I make a trip to H.E.B., check out their Cooking Connection section and whip something up. This weekend I had a taste for a shrimp boil so I looked up a recipe online, clicked on the first link I saw and hopped in the car. A couple hours later, it actually turned out well, according to me and two others, who are still alive and well 2 days later. Here’s how it went:
Zataran’s Crawfish, Shrimp, & Crab Boil
1 Red Onion
2 Chappel Hill Sausages
About 10 Red Potatoes
4 Pounds of Shrimp (Tails on)
I started by boiling 6 quarts of water in a big pot, along with the Zataran’s seasoning. I cut the lemons in quarters and added them, along with the onions (cut up) and a few dashes of thyme and cayenne pepper. Once that was boiling I threw the sausages, corn and potatoes in. I cooked it all until the potatoes were soft. Next, I dropped the shrimp in and cooked that until the shrimp turned pink (about 2 minutes.) Then I turned off the fire and let the mixture sit for 20 minutes.
Tada! A New Orleans-style shrimp boil.
This was too spicy for Rea to enjoy but she did have a good time munching on the corn-on-the-cob that I made later that night. I wish I would have taken a picture to share with you.
What did you do this weekend? Have you ever done a shrimp boil before?
Talk to you soon!
Two years old going on 12. She has personality for days and is everything I ever dreamed of in a daughter. From the beginning she has done everything on her own time– from crawling, to walking, potty training and, heck, even being born 4 weeks early (labor took place while my baby shower was going on.) Motherhood has definitely been a beautiful journey, and not one I ever thought I’d be able to take on, but this has turned out to be the best job of my life and it’s all because of her.
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