firework2 The fireworks in Groton were spectacular as usual.  There were a lot more people  attending this year.     Maybe it was because it was a Monday night, or maybe it was the lack of other fireworks in the area that were cut due to budget restraints.


We had fun on the fourth with friends, and lots of food!

I brought shrimp to grill.

1  package frozen Emeril’s Louisiana Shrimp (Jumbo) raw, cleaned and shell off.  These are American wild shrimp and they taste better than the other shrimp.  Defrost in fridge overnight.

Then about an hour before you are going to grill them, rinse the shrimp well and add your favorite marinade.  I used a yummy Cajun Citrus Marinade that I found in the store.  I did add some extra lime juice and lime zest.  It’s very spicy!  I reserved  about a 1/4 cup of the marinade and mixed that with about a 1/2 cup of mayonnaise to use as a dip for the shrimp.

Grill them 3-4 minutes per side or just until firm and pink.  Don’t over cook!

I also made a Szechuan Cold Noodle Salad

1 lb. cooked and cooled angel hair pasta


3 tbsp. tahini

3 tbsp. tamari sauce

2 tsp. sesame oil

1 tsp.  thai chili sauce (or more to taste)

2 cloves of garlic- grated

1 inch knob of ginger – freshly grated

mix well then toss the noodles in and coat well

Add whatever veggies you like – I used

1 chopped cucumber (unseeded)

1 chopped red pepper

1 stalk chopped celery

1 cup mung sprouts

3 – 5 scallions chopped (green parts too)

handful of grape tomatoes halved or quartered

Chill and server cold or room temperature.

I was hoping for leftovers, but there weren’t any. 😦


I have been working on the malabrigo socks.  Unfortunately the ball o’ yarn has become a tangled mess and I’ve been avoiding dealing with it.

No spinning – no Tour d’ Fleece 😦 sadly – not from lack of fiber, just the lack of time right now.


Best quote that I heard from a friend of mine.

“I’m not afraid of death….  I just want to save it to the very end.”


Hermit Island in 40 days!


One response to “Fireworks

  1. Yummy sounding food! I’ll have to try them one of these days…

    Re: your quote—a current country song has these lyrics: “Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to go right now.”

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