So our old barbecue grill finally gave out after 15 years of grilling! I loved that grill but, it was definitely time to get a new one. After looking around at different models, we decided to go with the Weber Spirit. We got it at Lowe’s with free assembly and delivery so we were happy campers! After the grill was delivered, I could not wait to fire it up and try this Shrimp Boil and Foil Packets recipe I saw on Facebook!
The recipe was very easy to follow and cooked up fast on the grill. I did make a few substitutions to the recipe such as, beef smoked sausage instead of andouille sausage and frozen corn niblets instead of fresh corn, just to use what I had on hand. I also added a little Emeril’s Essence Seasoning with the Old Bay Seasoning. Link to the recipe here.
I love when a recipe mixes up in one bowl and you have a whole meal in one packet! You can also substitute or add your favorite vegetables or use turkey sausage links, whatever you prefer! However, it was perfectly delicious with just shrimp, corn, sausage, and potatoes!
Once you have all your ingredients mixed together and seasoned. You can put your foil packets on the grill or bake them in the oven. The recipe made four generous foil packets and we were full on one each!
It was so juicy and flavorful!! The browned melted butter on top with fresh lemon juice is a must! I highly recommend you give this recipe a try!
With that said, I am ready to fire up the grill again! This time just some hot dogs and hamburgers! By the way, I love the grill! Good construction, even heat, and easy to clean. I hope it will last another 15 years like my old one, LOL! Okay family, see you all on the 4th of July…Mama’s got a new grill!!
Now that summer is upon us, I am thinking beach, vacay, outdoor concerts, barbecue, and fun in the sun! Checkout my picks for summer essentials for all of your summer outings. I call it-summer in a bag ! First, start with a great summer tote bag!I love a cool straw tote bag for those lazy days at the pool or beach. This roomy straw bag with cute Pom Pom accent is perfect and holds everything I need for the summer! I got it at Marshalls for $24.99.Next, you must have a cute swimsuit and don’t forget the matching cover up! This one by Jessica Simpson is really cool because it is reversible! You get two swimsuits for the price of one!Another Marshalls find at only $29.99 and the cover-up was $24.99 at Marshalls too! For more swimsuit ideas, checkout my post from last summer on how to pick a fabulous swimsuit, here.Next up, I took a quick shopping trip to the Citadel Outlets for cool t-shirts and inexpensive sunglasses. I love to shop the outlets in the summer. They have great deals and cute summer finds. My favorite is this cute t-shirt that says-You had me at Aloha! Perfect for my trip to Hawaii this year! Both t-shirts are from Banana Republic Outlet.
I live in shorts and sundresses all summer!Here is a maxi dress I found last summer at Banana Republic Outlet. Perfect for a summer brunch, outdoor concerts, or shopping with the girls!I also love a great pair of white shorts and comfortable top for a picnic or any casual summer event.
Now throw in a few more things like a cool straw hat, a good book and of course, flip flops and/or sandals and you are ready for any summer vacation and yes…it all fits in the bag!I hope you have enjoyed this summer in a bag post. I will be on vacation for a little bit but, I will be back soon blogging about more summer shenanigans!
Let’s Flamingle! This was the theme for my flamingo themed pool party that I hosted to raise money for a great charity, promote my wine tasting business, and just have fun! Take a look at my video to see how to throw a fabulous flamingo pool party!
When I saw this dress, I immediately thought about Hawaii! I have never been there but, this tropical print seems like the beautiful flowers and easy breezy feel you would enjoy when you are there. I am so excited because my husband and I have planned our first trip there for our 25th wedding anniversary and our 50th birthdays! So I am starting to collect a few pieces for the trip. Continue reading →
Color and Denim-Work it Wednesday!
I love this denim strapless dress and I crossed my fingers that I would be able to squeeze into it this summer, lol! I brought it on clearance back in January at White House Black Market with visions of wearing it on a warm summer night or to brunch with the girls. With the help of a good strapless bra and Spanx I am in…whoo hoo! Continue reading →
This week I pulled out my super bright Kate Spade handbag and my orange and white stripe top for a casual spring look! I think stripes and brights work well together when you are ready for some fun in the sun! The weather is so nice that it makes me want to head outdoors and just enjoy the cool breeze.Continue reading →
I love finding a great pair of shoes! When I am shopping for shoes, I look for the three C’s: they have to be cute, comfortable, and cost effective. Luckily, these black strappy heels with terrific tassels fit the bill! I found them at Madewell a few months ago on sale for $40.00. They were on clearance in late January which is a great time to shop! Continue reading →
My husband really likes blueberries and I enjoy baking! However, I don’t always have time to bake from scratch. So when I have a taste for fresh baked muffins, I like to make my quick and easy semi-homemade blueberry muffins. Continue reading →
My daughter loves the movie, Devil Wears Prada! So when I told her that I was going to feature this floral dress for my next spring post she said, “Florals, for spring…groundbreaking.” We both laughed because I kinda remembered Meryl Streep saying this with a very unimpressed look at one of her staff meetings. She was very hard to impress, LOL! However, even though florals for spring are not new, they are classic and often a great choice for spring! Continue reading →