We live right in the middle of the city but the back side of our yard is completely covered with trees so you really can’t see anyone but our neighbors yard (they have the cutest red barn and garden over there)! It gives me back a tiny bit of my beloved “country life” while we’re spending a few years in the city.
Oh my, speaking of country life, I went out to see Crystal last night and as it started to get dark (and the little ones had been put to bed) we stepped out onto the porch and her yard started to light up! It was lighting up from lightning bugs; it literally looked like there was glitter exploding in her yard. They were everywhere.
I should have made a video of it, I will remember to do that next time I’m out there!
So my friend, Nikki and her little ones were over for dinner the other night we decided to have Shrimp and Red Potato Boil! Reasons?
- It feeds a crowd
- I had red potatoes to use
- It’s fantastic to eat outside on the patio
- It’s tasty and perfect!
BigBear worked on making dinner while I cleaned up the patio and laid out some plastic trash bags over the table and then topped those bags with the newspaper.
Wait… what? Yep, that’s how we eat/serve Shrimp and Red Potato Boil! We lay out newspaper or brown paper bags (if I have any on hand), drain the Shrimp and Red Potato Boil and then dump it out onto the table. Everyone sits around the table with little bowls of broth for dipping and everyone just digs in!
- Red Potatoes
- Corn on the Cob
- Onions (we don’t normally cook with onions cause BigBear can’t eat them but I did use them for flavor)
Make sure that you save some of the broth so that you can place it in little bowls around the table. Kendra and I loved to dip our food in the broth while the others just ate it as is.
Do you eat outside when you have the opportunity? Hope you’re enjoying some wonderful weather wherever you are!
(Oh and YAY for it being June 1st!!! My Birthday will be here soon! June Birthdays are just the best haha)
- one 3-pound bag of red potatoes from Black Gold Farms
- three packages of fresh potato “roasties”, one of each flavor
- one $500 gift card to Omaha Steaks!!
Make sure to Visit Black Gold Farm/Better with Reds on their Website, Facebook, Twitter and Pintrest!
I got to meet them (and visit one of their farms last year) and they are just wonderful!
Black Gold Farms:
Better With Reds:
Please join us on June 4th, for a Better with Reds Twitter party from 8:00pm to 9:00pm CST!!
- one $100 Sur la table gift card
- one $50 Amazon gift card
- fresh potatoes plus other swag from Black Gold Farms
See you there!
This post/recipe is sponsored by Black Gold Farms but all words/opinions are 100% mine! 🙂