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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Vacation Food and boiled peanuts

After eating out for almost two weeks, I am very thankful for home cooked foods.  After a very long day at Sea World we just ate supper at the hotel.  I ordered organic chicken nachos, they were $12!  That is a lot of nachos, unfortunately my husband wouldn't share them with me.  They sure were good though!
For breakfast at the hotel on Mon. morning we shared a plate of organic orange souffle pancakes with an orange marmalade syrup.  They were delicious and just melted in your mouth.  The secret ingredient was ricotta cheese and melted butter instead of milk.  They also whipped stiff egg whites into the batter.  The chef gave me the recipe!  Forgot to take a picture of them though, sorry!

While Chris was working I walked up to an Indian restaurant with a buffet.  It was delicious!
They use this bread to eat their food.  I am definitely going to be making some for my husband.
We really enjoyed the guest luncheon at my friend  Cara's church.  We had homemade lasagna and German chocolate cake.  It was so nice to have a home cooked meal in the middle of our vacation.
I had boiled peanuts a couple of times and brought some green, raw peanuts home with me from Charleston to make some at home, and totally ruined them by adding too much salt!
To make boiled peanuts - green peanuts work best, but I can only find raw peanuts in TX, so that is what I use.  Put about 2 lbs of peanuts in a stock pot and boil for about 8-9 hours.  Add about 3/4 to one cup of salt at the beginning, depending on how salty you want them.  Let them sit for a couple of hours in the water after boiling if you want them to soak up more of the salt.  Or you can soak the peanuts for 24 hours and then boil for only 2-3 hours, I have not tried this way yet though.
To sum up my vacation photos, we were going to go to Charles Towne Landing the day we left, but it was storming, so my friend Cara and I went to the mall instead.  I didn't get any pictures of her!
 Here I am in the hotel room ready to go to Charles Towne Landing.  Remember this jumper that I made?  I was busy sewing clothes before my trip until I sprained my wrist!

1 comment:

Ali said...

I've always wanted to try boiled peanuts before, but I haven't been ambitious enough to make them myself. They look delicious though :)

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