Though my siblings and I are enthusiastic carnivores, our parents don’t eat that much meat, so planning a dinner for the whole family can be tricky. When mulling over our options this morning, though, Mom and I hit on an excellent plan: a shrimp boil. And also cheddar biscuits. And maybe cupcakes for dinner. The sort of meal where you could pick and choose your preferred components – Pop could have mostly veggies, I could eat all of the corn on the cob that I could manage, and everyone could bathe everything in butter. I like where this is going. A LOT.
At Go Time, though, I was worn out from a night of lousy sleep, so Shane and Jenn did much more of the prep than I did. I came upstairs in time to knead and form the biscuits, though, and to peel and devein a couple of pounds of shrimp with Shane’s nimble help. And then we feasted:
Frogmore Stew, torn out of a magazine several years ago
Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits from The Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics