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Old 06-01-2007, 06:18 AM   #1
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How are those beach picnics coming?

Lou and I enjoyed our first weekend down the shore last week. Weather was beautiful, 88 degrees, but the water was a bone chilling 54! It was like little heart attacks every time we went in. It was impossible to actually swim. We both agreed that if we'd been on the titanic, we'd have fought our way onto life boats.

We picniced, as usual. I made muffelettas with olive salad straight from Central Grocery in NOLA. We also had canteloupe slices, lemon cookies, cheese and pumpernickle crackers and a bottle of white merlot.

We're headed back again tomorrow, and I'm undecided what to pack for lunch. We're usually on the sand from 10am till about 3pm.....

I'm open to suggestions, and always open to company. Anyone near Belmar, NJ? It's only exit 98 on the parkway, just an hour from home!

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Old 06-01-2007, 07:53 AM   #2
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Boiled Shrimp...Remoulade sauce..
Margaritas

And I yield to you for the remainder of the meal

Enjoy
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:00 AM   #3
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VeraBlue, I love reading your post, please keep them coming. I laughed when I read what you said about fighting to get into the life boats. Enjoy your day on the beach, knowing you, what ever you take will be delicious.
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:25 PM   #4
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Is it too early for those famous Jersey tomatoes? probably. when they come in, just bring some salt and pepper shakers and a nice hunk of buffalo mozz and some more white merlot. Oh, and I guess a roll of paper towels.

In the mean time, how about some nice boiled chicken and a fabulous cold dipping sauce? Pick the carcass and dip pieces in the sauce. Red grapes from the cooler to go with it. Maybe a little Boston lettuce to wrap the diped chix up in. Fewer paper towels needed that way.
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:56 PM   #5
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Okay, this is where we're at, at this point...besides a bit of a buzz....

Uncle Bob, I took the shrimp idea and ran with it. I have a thai shrimp (marinated in coconut, basil, cilantro, chili pepper, and lime), a dipping sauce of cream, coconut, basil and lime. I also made basmati rice with a bit of coconut and cilantro, tossed with rice wine vinegar and chili oil. I grilled a few ears of corn, and off the cob, tossed that with diced cucumber and red onion, honey and cumin. I have linzer tortes for dessert.

Mudbug, I love the idea of cold chicken at the beach. Actually, any cold poultry is perfect. We did duck once last year and it was magnificent.

The tomatoes are just tiny yellow flowers at this point. I'm all for picking them off the vine in the morning and tossing them into the picnic basket.

I wish any of you would join us....
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:01 PM   #6
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What no Margaritas?? Jimmy would be soooooo disappointed!
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What no Margaritas?? Jimmy would be soooooo disappointed!
uh...who's jimmy??? ah Jimmy Buffet, yes?? He'll have to wait till dinner for that. The wine is easire to deal with on the beach, xoxoxo
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:09 PM   #8
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Yes, Jimmy Buffet....Mix them at home. use a thermos (or two or three) glasses, salt, ice from the cooler.

I'll fly over and wave...watch for me!
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Given where we live, "beach" is not in our plans. However, we wish everyone who is near the beach a wonderful "good time."
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