Fishy Football

December 27, 2010

Couldn’t ask for a more beautiful day


If only the wind would die down so we could enjoy the outdoors! It is WICKED out there!


This afternoon we did manage a grocery store trip to the little store here. Thank goodness for golf cart coverings!




Don’t forget your reusable bag!


Three’s company


Once home we played a round of Taboo


Hunger hit me hard at 5:00 and I filled a snack bowl with Chex Mix and Wheat Thins


6PM cocktail hour was filled with the usual samplings of interesting brews


I loved the Rogue Hazelnut Brown


Didn’t love the banana bread…


And will always love Matt’s Imperial Pumpkin!


Dad treated us to dinner at Ebb + Flo’s for seafood.


The fried food started with was excellent –


The hushpuppies and okra – both favorites!

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The beers were also good – I shared with mom.

And since our whole family has just finished reading The Raw Shark Texts, we were all shocked to find a fish and a shark in the beers!


But sadly, my food was really bad. We’ve ordered this steamer in the winter before, but tonight it was just sad. Nothing tasted good at all. [Matt and I shared it]


And my salad had onions on it, and instead of making a new salad, the chef must have just picked the big ones off because I found about 5 inside the lettuce. Also a disappointment.


Once back at the Marsh Harbor, Andrew threw a party in his room for the Saints v. Falcons football game. Beer and chocolate!

I’ve got a bit of a headache (can’t seem to get hydrated after that run today – I’ve been on fire all afternoon) but I enjoyed a few Christmas treats: a bourbon ball, one of Larbs’s pumpkin cups and a bite of Candace’s gingerbread.


Old Baldy says goodnight


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1 The Peanut Butter Addict December 27, 2010 at 10:30 pm

The scenery is pretty beautiful! Taboo is one of my favorite games – it’s so much fun/hilarious to play.


2 Katy (The Singing Runner) December 27, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Beautiful photos!!! Looks like a great time, despite the cold!


3 Elizabeth (SomethingPithy) December 27, 2010 at 10:32 pm

As someone who works in the food and beverage industry, it really bothers me when waitstaff do that. If you messed up the order and it gets sent back, Do. It. Over.

…Especially if its something as simple as a side salad.


4 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) December 27, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Looks like a beautiful day! It was windy here too! Hopefully it will die down a little for you tomorrow!


5 Tracy December 27, 2010 at 10:34 pm

No joke…I ran out to the grocery store earlier today after seeing Larbs’ pumpkin cups so that I could give them a shot. That recipe is a keeper and my first go at them came out awesome! Thanks for sharing :)


6 Kath December 28, 2010 at 10:03 am



7 Justeen @ Blissful Baking December 27, 2010 at 10:41 pm

too bad your dinner wasn’t very good :(
your desserts look delish though!


8 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 27, 2010 at 10:45 pm

I’m sorry your dinner was horrible – the views are beautiful though!


9 Christine December 27, 2010 at 10:46 pm

I had that Rogue back in Sept. Holy malty sweetness!


10 Amanda (Eating Up) December 27, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Ahh Taboo! I love that game. Sorry the food wasn’t great! It sounds like the company was.


11 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 27, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Sorry about the disappointing seafood!! It looked goof from a distance. :(

Love the little golf cart to the market. So adorable!


12 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 27, 2010 at 10:47 pm

*good ^^


13 Christin@purplebirdblog December 27, 2010 at 10:48 pm

I totally just went and bookmarked those pumpkin cups… can’t wait to try them!! :)


14 Camille December 27, 2010 at 10:52 pm

What a gorgeous day!
Taboo is the best. Wait, scratch that, dessert is the best :)


15 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 27, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Pumpkin cups?! I am intrigued…


16 Maryann December 27, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Ugh thats unfortunate about the dinner..unsatisfying dinners are the worst. The dessert looks great though!


17 Melissa @ I Never Imagined December 27, 2010 at 11:22 pm

That place is so stunning! Dreamy!


18 Jil @ Big, City, Lil Kitchen December 27, 2010 at 11:32 pm

That place is gorgeous – but sorry to hear that your meal was less than stellar.


19 Wine Girl @ Kitchen Doesn't Travel December 27, 2010 at 11:42 pm

That Rogue Hazelnut Brown is one of my all time faves!


20 Kristen @ Kristen, Sweetly December 27, 2010 at 11:53 pm

I think we have the same gray boots!!

I definitely love that scenery more than any mention of football. :-p How gorgeous.


21 Dimple Snatcher December 27, 2010 at 11:56 pm

:(((((((( That dinner didn’t go wonderfully! Be well :)


22 Melissa December 27, 2010 at 11:59 pm

Tell Andrew I said “Who Dat!” :)


23 Alaina December 28, 2010 at 12:01 am

The wind here has been WICKED as well. My car was being pushed around on the highway.

I don’t think there’s anything worse than bad seafood. But those sharks are so cool! :-)


24 Hannah December 28, 2010 at 12:14 am

Oh gosh, I’ve never had hushpuppies or fried okra! Looks wonderful, and nice and warming food for you :)


25 Blair Buras December 28, 2010 at 12:59 am

Geaux Saints, Who Dat?!?…and Merry Christmas!


26 carlee December 28, 2010 at 2:15 am

I love seafood salad and cookies! LOL


27 carlee December 28, 2010 at 2:16 am

I love chex mix salad and cookies! LOL


28 lynn (The Actors Diet) December 28, 2010 at 2:19 am

word games like taboo and scattergories are my fave!


29 Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate December 28, 2010 at 2:33 am

LOVE your pictures! They’re beautiful!
And Taboo is totally one of my favorite games. :)


30 Cara Craves... December 28, 2010 at 3:40 am

Love playing board games with the family.
Good times always ensue.


31 Fi December 28, 2010 at 5:55 am

On I hate getting mediocre dishes! That’s why I probably annoy people by taking so long to order! :)


32 Lauren December 28, 2010 at 6:46 am

Why are those hushpuppies so darn good? Sorry the seafood wasn’t the same, but at least there was chocolate. That never lets you down. 😉


33 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 28, 2010 at 6:51 am

what a beautiful place to be this time of year. such pretty pictures.


34 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 28, 2010 at 7:23 am

Bad seafood is the worst kind of bad food- when it’s bad, it’s really bad. At least dessert was still delicious, right?


35 Michele @ Healthy Cultivations December 28, 2010 at 8:09 am

Seafood is so good… usually. So disappointing. And the landscape is so gorgeous!!


36 Maria@ The Fitted Apron December 28, 2010 at 8:21 am

Spectacular pictures, the Island looks beautiful.


37 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) December 28, 2010 at 8:38 am

Gorgeous pics! What a fabulous vacation. 😀

Sorry that the steamer wasn’t great. They always seem to be hit or miss for me, depending on who makes them and how fresh the seafood is. :(

Keep having FUN! 😀


38 Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 28, 2010 at 8:57 am

That’s sad your dinner wasn’t up to par, and sad you don’t like onion! I put those suckers on everything.

Rogue makes great beer!

Your photos are so pretty but I can see how cold it is!


39 Nicole (the other one) December 28, 2010 at 9:30 am

We have a grilled cheese restaurant near us that serves the Rogue Hazlenut Brown on tap. Grilled cheese and good beer…mmm.


40 stacey-healthylife December 28, 2010 at 9:47 am

What pretty views. That’s sad about dinner.


41 Marina December 28, 2010 at 9:56 am

I love playing taboo :)
Love the views!


42 rebecca lustig December 28, 2010 at 10:05 am

beer in wine glasses? youre just too classy, ha!

what lighthouse is that??


43 Edward - If You Can Read, You Can Cook December 28, 2010 at 10:56 am

Loved the golf cart covering. During the spring, I work at a local greenhouse where we get around on golf carts. If it’s raining or snowing out, we use the large rolls of shrink wrap to enclose the cab of the golf carts!


44 Allison K. December 28, 2010 at 11:18 am

I’ve tried that Banana Bread beer too..I had such high hopes for it. It wasn’t bad…but wasn’t great!


45 Nikki T December 28, 2010 at 11:18 am

This island you guys are on looks awesome!! I want to go there :)
I also wasn’t a fan of the Banana Bread beer…I did have high hopes for it, but no go :(
I will say that you and your blog have inspired me to look for a taste all kinds of beers and wines! I’m just waiting for Matt’s pumpkin beer to arrive in stores…in Canada!! 😉


46 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 28, 2010 at 12:27 pm

That’s too bad about your dinner! I don’t mind if my own cooking doesn’t turn out well, but I hate it when restaurant food is bad because you still have to pay for it! 😛 At least dessert was good though!


47 Amykinz December 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Love the fish and shark in your beers! I totally see it! But, you won’t get any “cold” sympathy from me 😉 I live in MN – where’s it’s REALLY cold (although today it’s a HEAT WAVE of 30 degree F!)


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