Last night's dinner was born of necessity - it's necessary to finish working our way through the last few packages of clams in the freezer because we'll be replacing our stash in a month or so. I know EXACTLY how long it is till we go but I dare not say a word until Friday so I can say FIVE weeks. Ha.
I realize that we're starting to get a little repetitive in the clam department but there's only so much you can do with them and one of our favorites just happens to be Clams Casino. This particular recipe's a lower calorie version of Giada's from Food Network and it's a real keeper, especially accompanied by spaghetti with a light lemony sauce. Download Clam's Casino with Lemon Spaghetti
If you want to know the honest truth, I could live on this lemon pasta quite easily and I know for a fact the big guy'd quite happily survive on the clam casserole - well maybe not entirely. He's been bugging me about calf fries but he'll just have to get over that one ...course there's also the fact that he heard yesterday from a very good source that Lee Lee's Supermarket carries the goat variety of those. Good heavens - what's next! I knew I was in trouble when he asked if I needed anything from Lee Lee's and volunteered to make a run there. No way, Jose'. It ain't gonna' happen!
The big guy was on a roll yesterday and grilled some chicken and roasted corn yesterday afternoon while I was writing the Whoopie post. I know I can't believe it either but we didn't eat a one of it - the chicken's earmarked for something special later in the week and the corn was needing cooking and will be reborn in chowder, salsa, salad or something. I just could resist showing you the picture though - kinda drool worthy isn't it? The man's a gem!