I have a few more random things to tell you about the Jimmy Buffett concert but before I do I want to ask you to go wish Kim a happy birthday today. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Are you back? Good. And thanks for doing that. It can’t be easy having a September 11th birthday and I know Kim will love the love. Anyway, back to Jimmy Buffett. Hope you don’t mind. Even if you do, stick around because I’m going to share a great recipe at the end of this post.
~I do believe that One Particular Harbor is my new favorite Jimmy Buffett song. When he introduced it at the show he said, “All you people who wore grass skirts tonight get ready to wiggle.” I wasn’t wearing a grass skirt but I did my share of wiggling.
~Many of the people tailgating were playing games. We saw bean bag tosses and card games but my favorite was the limbo. No, I did not participate.
~There were many, many canopies and chairs and tables and grills set up throughout the parking lot. I commented to Dale that one row in particular was especially hard to maneuver. It was like a friggin’ field sobriety test, if you know what I mean.
~There is something truly pleasurable about watching 55,000 people swaying to “fins to the left, fins to the right and you’re the only bait in town.”
~The best part of our tailgate picnic was the pickled shrimp. The recipe came from Sean way back from our picnic at New Hampshire Sheep & Wool in 2006. I don’t think he’ll mind me sharing the recipe. I don’t have a photo but trust me, it’s fabulous.
2 lbs cooked shrimp
1 cup veg oil
3/4 cup cider vinegar
2 large-ish onions thinly sliced
1/2 cup pitted, chopped black olives
2 T Worcestershire Sauce
Juice from one lemon
a clove or two of fresh, minced garlic
salt and pepper
2 bay leaves
Tbs or two of sugar (to taste)
1/2 bottle of capers with the juice
Mix all of the marinade ingredients together and pour over two pounds of cooked shrimp. Chill overnight and serve with sliced baguette.