Dinner

Red Chicken

June has arrived! The summer weather is in full swing, bringing with it shorts, swimming, PRIDE and humungous hair. (Shout out to my fellow curlies!) We’re looking forward to our summertime travels, seeing family and friends that we miss very much.

While we wait for school to end and vacations to start, we thought you might enjoy this tasty chicken recipe that winds up on our table pretty often. We use Red Chicken in tacos, burritos, rice bowls or other crazy concoctions. We even featured it in a special at our former restaurant some time ago. It may have a simple name, but it’s packed with flavor. Steven Michael originally made this for burrito night last week, but we had extra, so he dreamed up something that turned out pretty great – stayed tuned for that recipe later this week!

Where are you traveling this summer? Let us know where you’re going in the comments below!

Dinner

Shrimp Po’ Boys

Spring has certainly sprung here in Rochester, and we’ve been enjoying the sunshine! Yesterday, Ellis rode his big boy bike for the first time! He was scared, but powered through and had a great time. I know as soon as he gets the hang of it, we’ll have to stop him from flying down hills and doing crazy jumps – the joys of raising a little boy.

Now that I’m mostly healed from my hip surgery this winter, Sawyer (our dog) and I have been taking at least one or two walks every day. I was worried that I wouldn’t be outside as much now that I’m not able to run, but Sawyer has made sure I get my daily dose of Vitamin D.

Steven Michael and Ellis have both been having a great time with their running adventures. Steven Michael is keeping up with his training and Ellis’ running class is ending this week with a lap-a-thon for charity. All of the DeLorme’s are staying active!

All of this sunshine reminds me of one of my favorite places on Earth, Sanibel Island in Florida. My family has been vacationing there since I was five years old, and both my parents and grandparents have winter homes on the island. Sanibel is the only place that I have seen Po’ Boys on a menu (at the Island Cow), though I know that they are well loved everywhere. So, when Steven Michael suggested that we use them for a blog recipe, I channeled all of the summertime/Sanibel vibes and gladly agreed.

These sandwiches were gigantic! We made two huge ones, but they could have easily fed four people. Anything with fried shrimp is a winner for me and these home made ones were killer. The sauce is great and the lettuce gave it a fresh crispness. Steven Michael had tomatoes on his, but they aren’t my favorite so I passed. These are a great summer meal!

Let me know what your favorite summer dishes are in the comments below, and who knows, maybe Steven Michael will attempt to make one!