I knew I wanted to marry Cassie the first time she flashed...her winning smile. But it took a rendezvous in New Orleans for me to finally get around to pre-proposing to Cassie. What is a pre-proposal? A pre-proposal is when a guy fails to plan a legitimate romantic proposal ahead of time and instead blurts out a marriage proposal in the middle of the French Quarter.
New Orleans is not only a place for clumsy proposals; it is also a city with some serious eats. On a return trip to New Orleans, I took Cassie back to a place called Red Fish Grill. It seemed appropriate because we had a fantastic meal there the first time we met up in New Orleans, and I had a coupon for a free bottle of wine. To commemorate the event, I got quite drunk and I took a picture of myself pretending to give Cassie a legitimate proposal with her existing wedding ring.
The other night, Cassie and I had a hankering for some Cajun food, so we took the kids to a local restaurant called, Chasing Tails. This restaurant specializes in Cajun seafood according to a southern style seafood boil. Bags of shrimp, crawfish, and mussels were plopped onto our newspaper-lined tables, and the kids happily used their hands to devour the delicious seafood.
A seafood boil is a generic term for any number of different kinds of social events in which shellfish is the central element. Shellfish, like all seafood, is a lean protein that is low in saturated fat:
A boil is usually cooked using a large pot seasoned with salt, garlic, onions, lemons, and Cajun spices. In addition to seafood, it is often served with whole ears of corn and potatoes.
Thus inspired, I decided to attempt my own "Ko" boil at our home. This is how it turned out:
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Here is the link to the recipe I used in the above recipe: