Monday, June 4, 2012

shrimp boil and banana splits

Handyman's parents are visiting this week. We always love when they come for a visit. Our time always seems to include a house project, taking in a current movie (this weekend it was Snow White and the Huntsman), lots of down-time and conversation, and of course, good food.

My mother-in-law loves to cook and collects much of her inspiration from watching the Food Network and the Cooking Channel. Except, this lady watches the show, then goes to the grocery store and purchases all the necessary ingredients, and whips up some tasty meals.

This weekend, my mother-in-law treated with a classic New England dish, shrimp boil with clams and lemon. She served it with a buttered bread on the side.

Shrimp Boil with Clams and Lemon

Shrimp Boil with Clams and Lemon

Dinner was topped off with one of my Mother-in-law's favorite chef's dishes -Paula Deen. We're such big fans, we may or may not have flown to Savannah for a weekend last fall just to eat at Paula Deen's restaurant, and eat a slice of her pecan pie, which we may or may not still talk about.

Frozen Banana Split
This is a serious summer dessert. Using classic sundae toppings and ice cream sandwiches, it delivers a banana split ice cream sundae all in one bite. It's easy to make too. Just allow enough chilling time.

What did you do this weekend?


  1. Hi Laura: Sounds like heaven. Your mom, a woman after my own heart, but I've never been lucky enough to go to Paula's restaurant. Wish we lived closer..Happy Monday..Judy

  2. Wow! That looks delicious! I sure learned a lot about cooking and entertaining from my mother-in-law! Yours must be a dear to cook you such wonderful things!

  3. OMGoodness...that looks amazing!!


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