Monday, April 5, 2010

Weekend in the City and of course Stone Crab!

We headed into the City for the day for a little fun and dinner at Joe's for some stone crab of course - thanks to my Jillian Michael's 30 day shred bet that I made with David. I probably gained back all of the weight that I lost during those 30 days but it was worth it! We were originally planning on going to the Shedd Aquarium but the mile and a half long line didn't allow us to do that so we headed to the Field Museum instead. Our friends Sue and Kris joined us and we had lots of fun. Here's a couple of pictures for your viewing pleasure.

(Warning: I didn't take my Canon with me because I didn't want to lug it around all night but you'll still get the idea.)

The Field Museum
Sue is the Best of the Best - my friend Sue loved this sign of course.
David and I
Shedd - we'll have to come and visit you another day.
Sue and Kris - CHEERS!
David & I
Stone Crab!!!!
I did share them by the way.....
Let's just say this was later in the evening after a few martini's....
The Big Bar at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. We ended up spending the night after getting a room there for only $50 thansk to Priceline - awesome value!!!!

What a great weekend we had - so glad I made that bet with David. Did I mention he's the best husband ever?!?!?! Well he is, I love when he spoils me. I hope to head down again when the weather warms up even more for a nice bike ride along the lake.


Carol said...

Hi Melissa,
Your site is adorable! You are so creative, you remind me a bit of myself when I was younger. Wish I had more time to devote to my blog. Anyways, I love your obsession with stone crab claws and did a class not too long ago at Diamond Seafood in Lake Zurich (you can get them there). Just wanted to share the sauces I made with them. Enjoy!
Carol Mackey


1 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbls. ketchup
1 Tbls. Dijon mustard
2 tsps. garlic
1 Tbls. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbls. dill relish
2 Tbls. capers; chopped
1 Tbls. Italian flat leaf parsley

Mix together above ingredients.

Honey Mustard Sauce
1 cup Mayonnaise
6 tsp. Dijon
4 tsp. honey
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

Mix together above ingredients.

Spicy Key West Lime Sauce
1 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons hot chili sauce (recommended: Sriracha)
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
3 Tbls. minced green onions
2 teaspoons Key lime juice, or to taste
1 tablespoon cilantro

Mix together above ingredients.

Brooke G. said...

WOW!!! Looks like a fabulous weekend ;D You deserve it - you worked hard for that weekend! And a $50 room - that is awesome - probably cheaper than paying for parking :D

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