I can tell you that nothing makes me feel older than trying to learn to tweet or send an instragram. Seriously, I'm a college educated adult, and it took me well over a week to successfully send an instagram. To add to my frustration, I would see small children using twitter in the grocery store. At one point I seriously considered asking one of these children for help but I figured it was a problem that couldn't be solved in the amount of time that it took for the girl behind the counter to scan my groceries.
So, I humbled myself and turned to the two social network experts that live in my house for some tutoring. Ryan and Courtney did their best to patiently walk me through the process. (And trust me, it was a PROCESS!) It took some time but I finally feel like I am on my way to being an instragram and a twitter expert. (Well, maybe not an EXPERT but I am definitely better than I was a couple of weeks ago.)
So what in the world am I going to do on instragram and twitter, you ask? I'm talking about food of course. The foods that I'm snacking on, fresh finds at the grocery store, the meals that I order at a restaurant, etc. It's not possible for me to blog in real time, like what I'm making for dinner, for example, but I can post it on instragram and twitter as I'm preparing it. So cool.
This is where you come in. I need followers. If you have an instragram or a twitter account, you can follow me using the links on the right side of the blog. Also, don't forget that you can still follow me on Facebook and Pinterest too.
If you're not quite ready to jump on the instragram and the twitter bandwagon, and you need something a little less complicated, try my cedar planked shrimp. It's really easy and it's delicious.
8 cups water
1/4 cup kosher salt
1 Tablespoons black peppercorns
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
2 Tablespoons sugar
8 cloves garlic
3 bay leaves
2 halved lemons
Pour into a saucepan, bring to a boil, remove from heat, cool and refrigerate.
Place shrimp in a bowl and add brine. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
2 pounds shrimp, unpeeled
2 cedar planks
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tablespoon grated garlic
1 Tablespoon fresh thyme
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon melted butter
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Drain shrimp and pat dry. Combine oil and next 8 ingredients.
Add shrimp and toss to coat.
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