Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fried Clams & a Weekend in October Down at the Beach...

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We played with binoculars on the beach...saw tons of porpoises!

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We watched Momma Seagulls plan their next move...

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We walked through ripples in the sand...

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We played in the water...in October.

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We got messy in the sand...

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We walked through dunes to get to the beach...

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and saw hundreds of Monarch Butterflies (on their migration)...

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We went to Cape May to buy seafood...

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Returned home with 36 cherrystone clams (by mistake)... they were the size of my hand!

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I scrubbed the clams down, steamed them for 3 minutes until they opened.

Removed them from their shells then dredged them in a mixture of flour and beer.

I deep fried them until golden brown. 
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I love getting to share with my children ~ the exact place I spent my summers as a little girl. It is the cycle of life.  It's tradition.  It's building memories...

but to them..."it's just sooo much fun!"
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11 comments:

Gabrielle said...

I feel like I was there with you. Love it all.

Marc van der Wouw said...

Wow looks so nice..I bet you guys had a nice weekend...

StephenC said...

This could not be more charming. And clams? I feel like rushing right out to get some.

Katerina said...

Beautiful carefree pictures and the clams are to die for!

Edie said...

Wow,So Nice the photos.Beautiful family and now I need clams!

Karen said...

Looks like a perfect weekend to me!
And this looks like the perfect way to serve those clams. Really, can you ever go wrong with fried seafood??

Yi @ Yi Reservation said...

Delicious fried clams and gorgeous beach! Those pictures are so beautiful!

Jessica said...

What stunning photos! It looks like it was an amazing time! And now for some reason I am craving clams :-P

Malli said...

Glorious yummy fried clams and those photos are breathtaking!!

Nicole said...

Ok maybe I'm a smidge jealous!!! That looks idyllic and the clams so tasty!!

Amy said...

What a delicious dish and fun time at the beach. :)