Monday, June 20, 2011

Pictures from the Weekend & Traveling Corpus Christi

First off, I hope y'all had a lovely weekend.  As you may have read, I had a decadent dinner planned for Father's Day, but I have a confession.  I'm a novice at Fried Chicken.  Gasp!  I know.  I know...a southern girl who doesn't know how to fry chicken.  It's not that I didn't know how.  Believe me.  I've read tons about it.  It's just that all that reading kind of built it up in my mind.  What with all of Fried Chicken's glorious praise, I was afraid of messing things up.  Well, I sucked it up and went for it last night and I'm really glad I did.  Hubby enjoyed his Father's Day dinner a bunch.

Here are some pics of our meals yesterday...

Here's the breakfast in bed
and here's the Fried Chicken dinner

For the chicken, I loosely followed this recipe...only difference is that I soaked the pieces of meat in an icy cold salt water brine for an hour before patting them dry and proceeding with the rest of the recipe.  The flavor was great and the meat was so moist.  I look forward to trying it again.

Since we had time between breakfast and supper, we decided to run some errands and on the way grab a bite for lunch.  It was a windy day on the bay as it often is so we skipped the beach.  We tried out this little eatery, Harrison's Landing, on the T-heads of the bayfront.  I LOVED it.  If you're ever in Corpus Christi, I would recommend it as a fun place to eat, relax, and watch the boats .  We dined to live music, had an appetizer, dessert, and a drink for under $40 bucks.  Who doesn't love that!?

Hubs enjoying his Shrimp Cocktail in Remoulade Sauce

He managed to snag a shrimp before I could snap the pic : )


Arsenius the Hermit said...

I haven't been to Corpus Christi since I was down at Kingville and Beeville at the Naval Air Stations. That was about 1972 I think. My first time on the stick with a TA-4 Skyhawk. The Skyhawks are all long since gone. Maybe the air stations are too.

A Kitchen Witch said...

CC Naval Air Station is still hanging in, but barely. We here of its impending closure every so many years. Ingleside Station did close.