Sunday, August 14, 2011

"I'VE GOT MY HUSH PUPPIES ON...

I guess I never was meant for glitter rock 'n roll..."
He plays the beach concert just around this time of year in this area drawing parrotheads, boaters and even swans from everywhere. The otherwise parking lot is converted into one rowdy tailgate and sea of Hawaiian shirts with beer, chips, drumsticks and garden salads served up alongside the rowdiness. It just wouldn't be right without the rambunctious, drunken crowd, but I was in the good (and more subdued) company of my sisters (plus, a concert-crashing nephew).

In no rush for Labor Day, a part of me in a little way, did want to hurry the tailgate only to hear the lyrics and tune that so strike a chord with me...

"Come Monday, it'll be alright. Come Monday, I'll be holding you tight..."

It gets me every time as does spending time with my sisters (and whole family, for that matter).

"I just can't wait to see you again..."


In tribute to the night and another precious memory...

RECIPE 6:

THE JIMMY BUFFETT SALAD
Ingredients:
A Hawaiian Shirt
FlipFlops
Sisters
Handful of Lime Green Salad Tomatoes
Alternative Tomato: German Stripes
Grapes (any color, must be crunchy)
Olive Oil
Sea Salt
Pepper
Directions:
If you're nowhere near a Jimmy Buffett concert, any occasion will do for this delicious, sense-awakening salad. Its color alone -- a blush of amber on the outside, brilliant chartreuse on the inside -- makes the Lime Green Salad Heirloom tomato a real eye-pleaser, but trust me on this... the sensory pleasures heighten with every bite. Fruity, juicy, and smooth, it is absolute perfection when mixed with grapes. Oh yes... as for those equally unbelievably delicious German Striped Heirlooms? They are the perfect alternative!

Simply slice the tomatoes, half the grapes, drizzle with OOS&P and serve! 


Note: Sharing is optional.

CARDINAL RULE!
THIS SALAD IS GREAT KID STUFF, TOO! JUST GIVE IT TO THEM STRAIGHT -- NO  OLIVE OIL, SALT OR PEPPER.

3 comments:

The Country Cardinal said...

To quote one of my sisters, any time we can ALL get together is a great time. That goes for Sisters Nights Out as well as Brothers & Sisters Nights Out.

Debi@7Gates said...

Ah.... Jimmy Buffet, a favorite anytime. Believe it or not, but when he was a nothing, he came to our college and just hung out and played for free. I keep thinking back to those times.

The Country Cardinal said...

Here's to endless happy hours! Oh, what my sisters and I wouldn't do to hear him strummin' his six-string at tomorrow's concert.