Movie season was one of my favorite traditions that I was happy to also say a complete goodbye to this year. It’s not that I didn’t love and don’t love going to the movies. I absolutely adore it, it was just the routine and way I was doing it for six summers was starting to feel stale.
Also it’s a pandemic and movie theaters are closed ya dope.
Anyway, last Thursday I settled in to watch The Old Guard and decided to make an approximation of what I’d have eaten before seeing the movie if it had been released in theaters and I’d met up with Kristi and Aless before.
That meant, basic sea food, fries and a simple vodka cocktails.
1/2 lb Easy Peal Shrimp
1 Cup Vegetable Broth
1 Tbl Mayonaise
1/4 Cup Cole Slaw Mix
Salt, Pepper & Old Bay to Taste
Brioche Hot Dog Roll
1 table spoon butter
Garlic Powder to Taste
Heat the broth to steam the shrimp, I use the instant pot steam setting for 3 minutes, but you can also boil the broth and steam for about 5.
Place the shrimp in the ice bucket to cool down and then peel.
Chop the shrimp into smaller pieces and combine with mayo, slaw mix and spices.
Melt the butter with the garlic and brush onto the roll, toast in toaster oven to medium.
Place shrimp salad on the toasted bun.
1 Shot Vodka
Juice of 1 Lime
1 can or Bottle Ginger Beer
Take a large glass (or a copper mug if you’ve got one, I do not own one…oddly enough) and fill with ice.
Squeeze lime directly into the glass
Add Ginger beer
The fries on this plate where frozen and baked in the toaster oven for 30 mintues.
I mentioned back in Marvel and Margaritas that after we outgrew Lucy’s, Aless and I moved our movie night hangs to PJ Clark’s at Lincoln Center. When Kristi started joining us it made even more sense for us to stay there, Aless heading uptown, Kristi back to Connecticut and me to Jersey.
It shifted the way we ordered too. Seafood sandwiches, and steaks and vodka cocktails replaced the margaritas and tacos and tortas. I actually usually get a martini, and the Moscow Mule is Aless’s go to. But I wasn’t quite feeling up to the martini, which I’m still struggling with (I CANNOT get my vermouth balanced. I’m getting better.)
So on Thursday, I settled in to watch The Old Guard with this very nostalgic meal, and missed my friends but managed to feel normal for a little while, which was nice.