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Mom’s Food Porn

  Come on my friends… scoot up and get closer to the computer screen.  I have a new edition of Mom’s Food Porn.  A couple of weeks ago, mom/dad went to a place called Joe’s Crab Shack.  This is a chain restaurant that serves seafood.  Mom had a coupon (go mom!) for a free appetizer and plus they had a special going on for dinner.  I’ll tell you about that in a minute.

Let’s talk about the appetizer first.  Mom/Dad choose a sampler platter of fried calamari, crab dip with chips and something called great balls of fire.  The calamari was okay – this is fried squid.  Mom/dad said they have had better.  This was a little rubbery so they were thinking it was overcooked.  It’s in picture to the left – the curly looking things.  The crab dip in the middle was something that mom was hesitant about trying.  It’s loaded with crab meat, cream cheese and Parmesan.  Mom was pleasantly surprised that it was totally delicious!  In the left hand upper corner, that is the great balls of fire.  They are crab balls full of jalapeños and cream cheese coated in panko breadcrumbs.  Again, these were totally delicious!  So the appetizer wasn’t that bad for FREE – right?

Now for the main meal, Joe’s had a special where you could get 33 shrimp for $11.99 – so that’s what mom/dad went for.  The shrimp were coconut, beer battered and BBQ Rub peal and eat.  This was another winner here served with french fries.  The only down fall, the peel and eat were like deep fried.  They were delicious but if you are going to deep fry them, why not peel them first?  Of course, this is just a personal wish from mom.

So have you eaten at Joe’s lately?

 

 
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Posted by on 08/25/2015 in Mom/Dad's Food Porn

 

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Helicocranchia Pfefferi

WOW – that was a mouthful.  Bet you don’t know what it is, do you?  I didn’t either until a friend told me about it (thanks Dana) and I did a little research.  I was simply amazed.  So before you got trotting off and googling it, let me show you what it is first.

What does that look like to you?  Helicocranchia pfefferi, the banded piglet squid, is a small squid of the genus Helicocranchia.  They live near the surface of the oceans between 100 m and 200 m deep.    

Doesn’t it look like it’s smiling in this picture… like everything is just wonderful under the sea?   It is rarely photographed and this picture was captured on film at a rescue aquarium.  Can you see the ‘pig’ shape?  Round, sluggish looking with that adorable snout nose?

You learn new things every day.  Consider this your new thing for today.  There’s lots of creatures out there that look like us.  You just have to find them!

 
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Posted by on 12/13/2012 in Uncategorized

 

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