Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Beach, Biscuits, Bocce, Boats & Beer

Four days away from the computer really feels like a long time. In a good way. I am so appreciative of everyone's kind words and comments welcoming me back! I am glad / hope the amount of pictures in the recap of Day 1 didn't overwhelm. I have a lot more where those came from. Quite a few of you commented on the biscuits! Well guess what? I have a recipe! Ok, Gretchen has a recipe. But I found it for you. Breakfast day 2: ham, egg, cheese & tomato on a BEST BUTTERMILK BISCUIT. Even the biscuits had their own inside joke this weekend. But we won't get into that at the moment. Lets get into Day 2! It is funny, when you think about it, that I was on a vacation in the place where I grew up. I mean, when you travel to your hometown, do you consider it a "vacation?" No, me neither. Obviously Cape Cod by nature is a vacation destination, but to me it will always be home. My sister was also home this weekend, so her and Tray paid us a visit on this glorious but windy Saturday. The Beach day 2: Bocce games were played.
Lots and lots of Bocce! And lots of swimming, naturally. We made the annual trip to Pizazz where we tried on goofy hats and an inflatable boat was purchased. Also purchased on this outing:
Holy Lobster. I mean, seriously. Check out that claw.

Some of us played poker while others went boating.
I'm pretty sure I had the majority of the house (at one point or another) drinking "Daisy Specials." Vodka, pineapple and a splash of club soda. A nice sweet summer drink with just the right amount of fizz. 

Dinner night 2: LOBSTER. Our fresh lobster was accompanied by sweet corn on the cob, savory roasted potatoes and a juicy watermelon, feta and basil salad. This was a serious summer feast. My individual helpings look small but I definitely had second helpings of everything, and maybe even thirds.
That evening we ventured out for a taste of the Dennis nightlife to The Sand Bar. It is here where Rock King performs every Saturday night all summer long. He's a one man show - a comedian and a pianist, encouraging crowd interaction with musical sing-a-longs and providing lots of laughs. In all my past years of living here, I had never heard of this man or been to The Sand Bar. I guess it just goes to show, new experiences are sometimes where you least expect them. Rock King plays through October 9th - so if you are looking for something inexpensive (only a $3 cover) to do on the Cape on a Saturday night, I suggest you pop in! Much later back at the house we ate Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches with Blueberry Swirl. Homemade gram cracker crust, tart cirtus and berries, sweet and creamy vanilla ice cream - this is probably one of the better late night eats I've had after a night out on the Cape. Well that about covers it. Covers Day 2 that is. We still have Day 3 & 4 which I'm pretty sure I can combine into one post. There are even more amazing eats on Sunday & Monday that are going to blow you away!!! Stay tuned.

21 comments:

  1. Are you guys sure I can't be an honorary member of the group? Gretchen, I'm crashing your party next year. This food looks incredible. Just wait till you all see the amazing video of Gretchen killing that poor poor lobster, haha!!! Looks like fun guys!!!

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  2. Ah, it all looks like such a great time!!!

    Regarding biscuits: yum!!! Once upon a time, an ex-boyfriend would call me "biscuit" because I made then with dinner so often!

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  3. holy spit, that is the biggest lobster ever! Looks like fun. I'm going to have to try making the daisy cocktails sometime - sounds refreshing!

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  4. Your life is so much fun! So jealous, and so happy for your awesome trip, soul sista! XX!

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  5. That is one monster lobster!! Looks like so much fun!

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  6. Lots of fun! The ice cream sandwich sounds so yummy!

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  7. You have a beer in your hand!! I might have been right after all... hehehe!!

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  8. That lobster is GINORMOUS!! I think I'm just going to try and cook everything that you cook for dinner lol It just all looks so good.

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  9. That lobster is HUGE! Any chance a Daisy special will be making an appearance in VT?

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  10. holy crap!! i can't believe how big those lobsters are. SO jealous. thank goodness you posted a recipe...ahhh!

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  11. that is a lot of food porn right there.Oh and the lobsters?! Those lobsters are so big, please send some over my way. hehehehhee

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  12. i'd love a piece of that biscuit, but if the lobster was in the way i'd prolly need a gat to get by it.

    xoxo,
    carrie

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  13. I want that lobster hat! Thanks for sharing all the fun pics :)

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  14. Your food looks sooo good. Recipes, please!!

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  15. holy cow! i have never seen a lobster like that! I'm impressed you knew what to do with it, I would just run! :)

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  16. All the recipes are now posted on my blog!
    One of my favorite moments of the weekend:
    Daisy singing along at Rock King
    Colucci: "Do you know this song?"
    Daisy: "No, I'm just pretending!"
    You really are the cutest...

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  17. That is a huge lobster wow! Great photos. You moved on from the blue glasses to yellow ones. Love the look!

    Be good...

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  18. Looks like such a fun weekend!

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  19. All this food looks AMAZING. I cannot get over the size of the lobster~!!

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  20. Oh yum! Now I want lobster. 4 days away from a computer sounds like BLISS.

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  21. That lobster is FRIGGIN' huge! How many guys did it take to wrangle that sucka in? LOL. But Yum! Yummmmmmmm! What a blast! =)

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