Thursday, January 6, 2011

Crackerjacks

by Meghann on January 6, 2011

Alright everyone, one more time….

Happy Birthday Daddy!!! :)

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I left work on the early side this evening so I could make the hour trek to my parents’ neck of the woods to celebrate my Dad’s birthday. Luckily traffic was easy and I made it to town just in time to watch the sun set.

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Obviously it’s been a while since I’ve been by the water in my hometown. As we were pulling up to the year old restaurant (which I had never seen before) I noticed a huge new causeway that had been completed right next door as well as a new pier that had been rebuilt after a few hurricanes had knocked it over a while back.

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My hometown is very limited on restaurants, but there are a few that my Dad enjoys. We went with Crackerjacks – a seafood joint on the water – to celebrate his big 4-8 at.

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Breathtaking on the outside, but a little blah inside.

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I blame these.

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Blah. A food photographer’s worst nightmare.

Of course, it did give everyone an instant tan.

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They probably prefer the non-devil look.

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Better.

Crackerjack’s menu has fish, fish, and umm… more fish.

You’ll never guess what I ordered. ;)

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Fish!… tacos ;) They weren’t bad, but I wasn’t a fan of the tortilla. I had a whole taco and ate the half of the insides out of the second.

I opted out of the fries and asked for veggies on the side instead.

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I ate all of those.

My poor vegetarian sister was very limited on her options on what to order. She asked for the shrimp burrito minus the shrimp, but they were out of black beans and it ended up only being a tortilla stuffed with rice. :(

We headed back to my parents’ for dessert.

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My Mom had baked my Dad a chocolate birthday cake with homemade buttercream icing. It was DELICIOUS!

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I don’t know what the secret to homemade icing is (I’ve failed every time I’ve tried), but my Mom has it down pat.

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Maybe it’s because good icing requires a Kitchenaid Mixer? I mean that has to be it, right? Obviously I need one now. ;)

I’ll leave you with some Lilly love. She’s my favorite. :)

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Good Night!

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