Frogmore Stew

So today we are having something called Frogmore Stew. First of all, the name implies to me that there are frogs in it. Eww. Apparently the name is deceiving because there are not frogs in this stew. However it doesn't really get much better (for me at least).

After some research I found out that Frogmore Stew is a South Carolinian recipe and it gets its name from a place that has only a post office on one side of the road and a two-story white country store on the other. Frogmore is the mailing address for the residents of St. Helena Island just off the South Carolina coast. Legend has it that local shrimpers just used whatever ingredients they had on hand to make the stew.

Interested in what it does actually have in it? I just have one word....


Here is the recipe in anyone is interested:

Frogmore Stew
1 1/2 gallons water
Juice of one (1) lemon
Salt to taste
3 tablespoons
Old Bay Seasoning
2 pounds sausage (kielbasa, etc.), cut into 1/2" slices
10 to 12 ears of
corn on the cob, broken into 3" pieces
4 pounds uncooked
shrimp in shell

In a large stock pot, add the water, lemon, salt, and Old Bay Seasoning; bring to a boil. Add sausage and gently boil, uncovered, five minutes. Add corn and cook an additional five minutes (begin timing immediately, don't wait until water is boiling). Add shrimp and cook three minutes longer. Remove from heat, drain immediately, and serve. Yields 8 servings.

Looks like I'll be grilling some chicken.


Perfect wedding spot: TBA

This weekend Robert and I will decide where the lucky spot will be for our wedding. Because I said so. There are three things that have been bothering me...where to get married, where to live and where to work. At least one of them will be decided this weekend. Because I said so! : )


Perfect wedding spot: Riverdale Manor?

Outdoor ceremony location (if it rains we can go under the covered side porch or inside--look below)

Reception area inside

Perfect wedding spot: Landis Valley Museum?

Inside the Yellow Barn

The Yellow Barn

I love this picture

If Robert and I were to ever have engagement pictures taken, I would request one look exactly like this picture! I love the colors and how it almost looks like a painting. It's romantic too!

Back to school

Well, it's time for back to school...but not for us "working" folk in the "real world." At this time last year I would have been showing up for the 2nd day of Tuesday/Thursday classes, probably in Hash (the building, not the drug for those of you who are non-alumni) and inevitably handing in some kind of homework assignment. I never would have thought I would say this but here it goes...I miss doing homework. Yikes!

During the last few weeks I've been reminiscent of my college experience and how lucky I am that I had a great first and continuous college roommate and best friend (Lauren), that there were upperclassmen on the 11th floor of Burrowes Hall who actually cared to help out the freshman (Jess) and that I met so many other long-lasting friends that I still keep in touch with outside of good ol' Millersville...

…Here’s to Skully and Marauder, Miller and S’Ville, Galley and Gordinier, Burrowes and Wellness, RAs and no As, Banana Hands and Bike Mike, Village and Brick, the quad and dorm rooms, afternoon naps and all-nighters, homework and avoiding homework, stalkers and stalkings, dirt dessert and Italian sodas, best friends and lost friends, fianc├ęs and ex-boyfriends, heartaches and triumphs, the good times and the bad and most of all, the best times of my life.


My new home in Greece

Where to move? And when? To rent or own? These are the questions Robert and I have been plagued with over the last few months. I've decided. We will rent this beautiful house in Greece and live there happily ever after with our Golden Retriever puppy. Family and friends will most definitely be missed but I'm sure we will have a spare bedroom or two for visitors.

Hobby or current distraction?

So obviously, this is my first blog post and I'm not quite sure what to make of it. I've done the blog thing before (when I was younger) and I've seen it done by others who post long stories about what they did on a particular day. That's not my intention for this blog so if at any time it comes off that way...PLEASE stop me. What is my intention for this blog, you ask? I'm not quite sure...I guess we'll just have to see how it goes.