For the Love of Snails

Hey guys!

I hope you had a marvelous weekend and hopefully it ended with a celebratory pancake breakfast like mine did yesterday. Oh and speaking of those delicious pancakes, I have some great news…one of my lovely readers, Katy, informed me that making you own quinoa flour is a CINCH! No toasting or anything required, just throw some quinoa in a coffee grinder and badda-bing-badda-BOOM!

Now you don’t have ANY excuses to keep you from making some
“Cha- Cha- Cha- Chia” Pancakes!
Of course singing that song while making them is completely optional but highly recommended πŸ˜‰

Like I mentioned on Friday’s post, BB was able to come home for a brief visit this weekend. We didn’t really do much…may sound weird, but I feel if we cram too much in the day and a half that we have together, time will go by way too fast!

BB is my bowl of warm steamy oats topped with the perfect oversized spoonful of peanut butter…I savor each and ever bite minute! πŸ˜‰

One thing that we DID do this weekend was try out a new seafood restaurant! If you’re ever in Paducah, KY you have to visit Whalers Catch! They have an incredible menu selection FULL of creative seafood dishes and a bit of Cajun flare as well!

I know I just did an Instagram photo dump the other day, but I just HAVE to share the ones from our visit to the restaurant on Saturday because….

It was my very FIRST time trying snails!

BB got a half dozen of raw oysters and I hesitantly told the waiter I’d like an order of the escargot in garlic butter sauce. I was a little nervous, but I mean c’mon, how can something swimming in garlic butter be bad, right? πŸ˜‰

I was a little surprised/excited to see that they came to me shelled…we’ve all seen those “slippery suckers” in action! πŸ˜‰

Surrounded by crusty pieces of warm garlic bread, the smell of the plate was intoxicating.

And with the first (somewhat nervous) bite,

I fell in love!Β 

Their earthy taste and squishy texture reminded BB and I of sauteed mushrooms so if you’re a mushroom lover, I think you’ll love them as much as I do!

Saltine + oyster + horseradish & hot sauce =

HEAVEN!

We ended up splitting our appetizers and polishing off every last crumb of garlic bread just as our salads made their way to our table…

Standard iceberg lettuce salad jazzed up with cajun seasoned croutons with the raspberry poppyseed house dressing on the side.

It was everything I could do to finish this salad…I was already SO FULL!

When my entree came out (seared ahi tuna on a bed of Cajun rice), the waiter must have seen it in my eyes because he didn’t hesitate at all when I asked for a to-go box! Lol

As stuffed as I was though, I could NOT resist a bite of BB’s warm, cheesy, and perfectly seasoned shrimp casserole!

Ugh, my mouth is watering just looking at the pictures!

Afterwards, we took our full bellies home and pretty much spent the rest of the afternoon/evening curled up on the couch watching Scrubs…

And well, I may or may not have broken out my new mini beer glasses a little later!

Aren’t they cute? πŸ˜‰

What did YOU do this weekend? Any new foods or experiences?

Have you ever tried escargot?

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