Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Day 76

Adult Menu
  • beer-boiled shrimp
  • small red potatoes, parboiled then chuffed up in a hot pan with butter
  • sliced homegrown tomatoes sprinkled with torn basil, sea salt and cracked pepper and drizzled with EVOO and balsamic vinegar
Girl Child
Passed on everything and had a peanut butter sandwich and some celery. Yuck.

Boy Child
Had some shrimp and potatoes with leftover salad from the other night, along with a clementine.

I was going to grill the shrimp but I just couldn't be arsed to peel them and thread them on skewers and whatnot. Instead I poured a couple of bottles of Abita Turbodog into a big pot, threw in some whole peppercorns, a couple of bay leaves and some salt, brought it to a boil, then tossed in the shrimp unpeeled (I buy them already de-veined with the shells split, and I gave them a rinse first). I drained them and put them on ice after they were cooked and served them with melted butter for dipping. Yum!

1 comment:

daysgoby said...

All that shrimpy goodness and one of the children turned their noses up at it?

Pod people alert!

Oh, and I'll bet the leftovers were yummy too...