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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Birthday Celebration Planning

So one of the great things about getting older is that you care less and less about having a big party and presents and more and more about spending those milestone events with people you really enjoy being around. Now that I am officially entering my thirties on Sunday (the past year of being 30 was just an extension of being 29), I was looking for a low stress way to have some buddies over without killing myself in the kitchen. The best hosts are the ones who actually get to hang with their guests. Hence the menu for a low country boil. It's just a couple of sides and a big pot of goodness poured onto a table and you just dig in. Very Medieval.

  • Bleu Cheese Coleslaw (not that nasty deli stuff)
  • Skillet Cornbread
  • Low Country Boil - consisting of red baby potatoes, onions, corn on the cob, kielbasa and shrimp
  • Peach and Raspberry Shortcakes
  • A Very Special Southern-Style cocktail (stay tuned...) - just realized that it sounds like an after school special. Eh.

FYI, "low country" refers to parts of coastal South Carolina and Georgia (think Savannah and Charleston) that have their own regional cuisine based on lots of fresh seafood and a large influence from African and Caribbean cultures. Right up my alley.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

We were all about the low country cooking when we were in Savannah and Charleston last year. Wonderful menu! Have fun with it.

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