On late Thursday afternoon, my shrimp gal arrived with a freshly caught
batch of shrimp from the Gulf. I bought ten pounds from her and then
spent about three hours on Friday removing the shells and veins and
bagging them up to go into the freezer. Of course I saved some for shrimp
cocktail that evening.
We stayed home Friday evening to watch the opening of the Olympics.
I had shrimp cocktail and a martini. David had his usual Bourbon and
diet coke, but no shrimp. He doesn't eat any kind of fish at all except
canned tuna. I have tried my best to get him to at least try fresh tuna
lightly grilled, but to no avail.
The shrimp cocktail server belonged to my Mom. I have seven of them,
one of them broke years ago. They are vintage and lovely. Etched crystal
with a crystal insert for the sauce. So elegant. Mom served shrimp cocktail
often at dinner parties and on Sundays at the family dinner.
Saturday we ran out to get the grocery shopping done as fast as we could. We tag teamed it.
David pushed the cart and I ran around gathering up everything on the list and tossing it in
the cart. We were very anxious to get home and not have to leave our house again. The
weather has been brutally hot. 105 to 109 heat index every day. It is exhausting!
I decided to try a recipe I saw in the latest issue of Southern Living. Party Poppers
are jalapeños filled with chopped cook chicken, mixed with softened cream cheese,
finely chopped cilantro and a splash of lime juice. Then you wrap with bacon and
bake for 25 minutes in a 400 degree oven. Place them under the broiler to crisp up
the bacon and then let them rest a minute or two before serving.
Make sure you remove the membranes and seeds before filling, unless of course,
you like things really hot!!!
Then I made fajitas for dinner.
We just stayed inside inside the house for the whole weekend with the exception
of grocery shopping. I can hardly wait for fall. It's going to be hot all week
again this week too.
What did you do over the weekend?
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley