Some Shrimp

Today is my half birthday! Woo hoo!

I was craving steamed shrimp with Old Bay seasoning yesterday. It was a bad enough craving I went out to the grocery store after I was already home! I know, right? That’s a serious craving! Usually, “laziness always wins”!

Anyway, I got some shrimp from the frozen section and brought it home, and ate it with Old Bay. It was delicious!

I made too much.

I made too much.

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8 Responses to Some Shrimp

  1. Debbie says:

    Mmmmm, i love shrimp. Hey, don’t deny, feed your cravings! Did you go to the new old store, or the old store that’s new?

    • Brad says:

      It was the new old store. Wait… the old new one? …the one that’s new to me, but old. I just got frozen shrimp. I don’t know where to get fresh shrimp around here.

  2. Lauren says:

    So, you you just dip each bite in Old Bay or sprinkle some over the whole bowl? Now I’m curious to try it, but just one. Shrimp jive me the jibblies.

    • Brad says:

      I dipped each shrimp as I ate it. It wasn’t the same as getting steamed shrimp that are already covered with Old Bay, but it was close.

  3. Michele says:

    Happy half birthday!
    There’s no such thing as too much shrimp, just like there’s no such thing as too much bacon!
    Speaking of bacon, I had breakfast at Lost in the 50’s diner this week. Made me think of you. Last time I was there was with you. Miss you my old friend!

  4. Karla says:

    We watch Bob’s Burgers too!! So much goes over the kids’ heads, but that’s for the best.

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