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Big Shrimpin’

July 14, 2011

Sorry.  Bad title.

So, apparently there’s just something about a crazy hectic schedule that makes me want to…throw a dinner party.  Remember last January, when we were scheduled to have six friends over for a nice dinner and two days before the dinner I decided to redo our workout room?  Fun stuff. 

Things have been really busy around here lately—we’ve been packing up all week.  And by “we,” I really mean Ryan.  I’ve been watching old Sex and the City episodes while half-heartedly throwing my books into boxes and coming up with reasons why my Nightmare Hall collection needs to come with us to Alabama.

If you’re wondering, the main reason is so that my Fear Street collection doesn’t get lonely. 

Anyhoodle, with all of that going on here this week, why wouldn’t we want to throw a dinner party?  

I actually kept things really simple (and southern!).  Easy shrimp po’boys, Alexia sweet potato fries, and simple coleslaw:


Plus Estela’s fried pickles as an appetizer (so good!):

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and a pie for dessert (are you even surprised?):

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Key Lime.  Well, actually just regular lime:


But just as good.  So good, in fact, that I forgot to take a picture of my slice.  But here’s what’s left of the pie:


…aka, my breakfast.

Off to get more “packing” done! Have a great Thursday!

17 Comments leave one →
  1. July 14, 2011 1:22 pm

    Love shrimp po’ boys! If you’ve got a good recipe, I’d love to check it out. Good luck packing!

  2. July 14, 2011 1:29 pm

    Hehe, I love the title! I would kill for a shrimp po boy right about now (yes even at 930am)

    And I can’t believe you mentioned Fear Street–wow-talk about throwback!

  3. July 14, 2011 1:45 pm

    Mmm…pie for breakfast- I love it!

  4. July 14, 2011 2:19 pm

    What a fun dinner! I’m so glad you liked the pickles 🙂 They’re my favorite 🙂

  5. July 14, 2011 3:13 pm

    Fried pickles and key lime pie? Sounds divine Anna…you are an amazingly impressive cook!

  6. July 14, 2011 3:17 pm

    I have never had a fried pickle and really need one in my life. Like, now.

  7. July 14, 2011 3:22 pm

    The food was delicious, as always! And I’m so glad you shared the recipe for fried pickles — that will make Nick very happy 🙂

  8. July 14, 2011 5:15 pm

    Now that’s the sign of a good pie! I’m glad you took some time to enjoy time with friends…when you’re done packing up your place, why don’t you head to Atlanta and pack up mine…I’m dreading it!

  9. July 14, 2011 5:24 pm

    Haha, that’s a great post title.

    Do you remember the Christopher Pike books? I used to love those.

  10. July 14, 2011 5:27 pm

    ha ha the title of this post is wonderful!

  11. July 14, 2011 6:16 pm

    Oh that key lime pie just looks sooo awesome!

  12. July 14, 2011 10:30 pm

    Haha – Happy Packing! I think we are similar packers! That pie looks awesome – recipe please :-)!!!

  13. July 15, 2011 12:25 am

    I love when you get nostalgic songs stuck in my head =)

    shimp it up dahling

  14. greensandjeans permalink
    July 15, 2011 12:54 pm

    Oh Fear Street. I loved them almost as much as I loved the RL Stein choose your own adventure books.

  15. July 15, 2011 12:55 pm

    We had shrimp po boys when we were “down south” on our road trip! Yum! And fried pickles?? I’m on it!

  16. Nicole permalink
    July 15, 2011 2:15 pm

    I ❤ Nightmare Hall!!!

  17. July 15, 2011 6:07 pm

    Too funny on packing. 🙂 That’s awesome that you still find the energy to throw a dinner party and the pickles sound wonderful, must veganize the recipe! 🙂

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