Tuesday, March 29, 2011

29 - Get Ready for the Royal Wedding








Spring time nuptials! Only one more month until the Royal Wedding, which will be the party of the century. All the details of the event can be found at The Telegraph or The Guardian .

(Photo via Brides from Press Association via AP Images)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

27 - Delve into a TV Series on DVD

Browse Netflix or IMDB for a Television Series to watch during a rainy weekend. There's also Planet Earth or LIFE dvds. Pop some popcorn and cozy up on a less than stellar spring day.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

26 - Have a Shrimp Boil


Have a Shrimp Boil!!

Food Network Shrimp Boil

Ingredients

* 2 lemons, halved, plus wedges for serving
* 1/2 cup Old Bay Seasoning
* 8 cloves garlic, smashed
* 1 large red onion, quartered
* 6 sprigs fresh thyme
* 1 pound baby red potatoes
* 4 ears corn, husked and snapped in half
* 1 1/4 pounds large shrimp, unpeeled
* 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
* Hot sauce, for serving (optional)

Directions

Fill a large pot with 4 quarts of water. Squeeze the lemon juice into the water and add the squeezed lemon halves. Add the Old Bay, garlic and onion. Tie the thyme sprigs together with kitchen twine

and add to the pot. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook about 5 minutes.

Add the potatoes to the pot and cook until just tender, about 10 minutes. Add the corn and cook 5 more minutes.

Meanwhile, slice along the back of each shrimp through the shells; remove the veins and rinse the shrimp. Add to the pot, cover and cook until the shrimp curl and are just opaque, 2 to 3 minutes.

Transfer the shrimp and vegetables with a slotted spoon or skimmer to a large bowl. Add the butter and about 1 cup broth to the bowl and toss until the butter is melted. Transfer the shrimp and vegetables to a platter. Serve with the remaining broth, lemon wedges and hot sauce, if desired.

(photo: Privatjokr)

Friday, March 25, 2011

25 - Visit a National Park

Find a park near you and plan a day trip or a weekend getaway!

For a guide to seven parks out west, visit Sunset's Travel Page where they showcase:

Glacier National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Teton National Park

Olympic National Park

Yosemite National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Zion National Park

You could also visit Bar Harbor, Maine to go to Acadia National Park where you can be the first to see the sunrise in the U.S.!!