Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pizza Traditions at the Jersey Shore

Pizza is a must have for vacationers when visiting their favorite Jersey Shore towns.  While pizza is delicious, convenient and affordable; pizza is also a tradition for many visiting the shore.

My friend Christine visits Ocean City every year with her family.  Her family stops at Mack and Manco's every day during their vacation for a slice.   I'm all for a tradition and I do stop in at Mack and Manco's every so often for a slice - but I think her family wins the award for dedication!

I'm sure there are other Jersey Shore traditions out there.  If you have one - let me know!

Want to check out Mack and Manco's? Visit http://www.mackandmancos.com for locations.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Simple Yet Delicious Recipe While On Vacation

As you may already know, it is our goal to make vacations as relaxing as possible.  For some this may mean eating at restaurants all week.  For others, it means cooking for the whole at your vacation rental.

My mom recently sent me this recipe and I thought it would be perfect for our vacationers opting to dine in.

Lemon Pepper Shrimp
1 pound shrimp
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp white wine
1/2 tsp lemon pepper  (located in the spice aisle)
1 tbsp yellow mustard
1/8 tsp red pepper

Melt butter over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Pour in the wine.  Season with mustard, lemon pepper and red pepper.  Add shrimp and cook for approximately 5 minutes.   That's it!!!

This serves 2-3. Make sure to adjust ingredients based on # of servings. We like to serve it with rice or bow tie noodles and a green vegetable.


Monday, May 16, 2011

A New View of Ocean City

If you've been to Ocean City in the last year or two you've seen the bridge construction at 9th street.  It is truly a wild site to see the bridge construction in action.  The crew has been working around the clock and in all kinds of weather conditions to make our trips to the beach enjoyable.  As of last Friday, there are now 4 lanes open on the bridge.   Today I was excited to drive over the new bridge onto the island.  It was very cool to get a birds eye view of the island looking down on the rooftops.

It was quite foggy but cool nonetheless.  We've heard you can get a glimpse of the ocean too... Hoping for a clear day to see if that's true.