I hope everyone had a great weekend! I traveled home to Delaware this weekend to get out of the city heat. I left Friday morning, and made it down to the beach around noon. My Mom and Aunt Jackie were in Lewes celebrating my Aunt’s birthday, so I met up with them to do a little shopping and for lunch! Before lunch, Aunt Jackie introduced us to a cute boutique off of Route 9 called Coolspring Cottage. They had a ton of cute women’s clothing, and very unique pieces you can’t find just anywhere. They also have an entire floor of cash only sale items, which is dangerous but amazing!
After we worked up an appetite shopping, we headed into downtown Lewes for lunch at Agave, which is a fabulous Mexican restaurant. Since we were celebrating, we started off with margaritas, which are served in beautiful hand painted glasses! Agave has several selections of guacamole, so we decided to order a sampler of three. We chose the shrimp and garlic, the tomato and onion, and the pine nut and goat cheese.
All three were so wonderful; I couldn’t pick a favorite! I would never have thought to mix goat cheese or shrimp into guacamole, but Agave has inspired me to branch out when making guac! The chips – which are also made in the restaurant – are sprinkled with chili powder for a little extra kick! Definitely the perfect start to our meal!
Our meals came next. My mom ordered the Steak and Blue Cheese Quesadillas, and was kind enough to offer us a few bites! They were savory and salty, with a subtle sweetness from caramelized onions. I’m not a huge blue cheese fan, but I loved these quesadillas! She would order them again, and I would highly recommend them as well!
My Aunt Jackie and I both ordered the Fish Tacos. These were not your run of the mill fish tacos my friends! The mahi mahi was grilled and spiced perfectly, and they are served in puffed taco shells. I have thought about these fish tacos all weekend, they were that good! They’re topped with sour cream, jimica, and tomatoes. I ate every last bite of these two beauties! If you all are ever in Lewes, I would recommend trying Agave. I can’t wait to go again!
With full stomachs, we said our goodbyes and I headed down to Fenwick Island to catch a few rays with my friend Lauren. In the early evening, we walked over to Catch 54 for a drink and dinner. Catch 54 is right on the bay overlooking Fenwick. Lauren and I both ordered the Catch Crush, which is a lemon version of the Ocean City favorite Orange Crush. I love Crushes; they’re always so refreshing!
Lauren’s parents and my Mom met us at Catch a little while later for dinner. My Mom and I split the Wedge Salad to start! It was gorgeous, and I loved that pickled onion!
I ordered the scallops and grits as my entrée. The grits were very creamy and the scallops were cooked perfectly! Scallops are one of my favorite shellfish, right behind crabs! Dinner was fantastic. After saying goodbye, Lauren and I headed out for a little bit of summer fun!
On Saturday, Lauren’s parents took Lauren, her boyfriend Pat, and myself out on their boat! Temperatures were reaching 106 degrees, so this was a perfect hot summer activity. We even broke out the tube, which was so fun, I haven’t been tubing on the bay in years! My arms were still sore the next day from my death grip on the handles!
After taking turns on the tube, Lauren’s parents treated us to lunch at Captain’s Galley in West Ocean City. West Ocean City is full of fun restaurants with wonderful seafood. I decided to have the Shrimp Salad Sandwich. This was one of the best shrimp salads I’ve had. It was just shrimp, a small amount of mayo, and Old Bay. Sometimes simple is the best route!
After lunch, we took the boat back to Lauren’s and then I headed home to spend some time with my parents! My Mom and I had plans to grab dinner and see Magic Mike. We ate dinner at The Georgia House in Millsboro, which is known for its home cooked southern style food. I had to order my favorite – which I haven’t had in years – their buttermilk fried chicken. It is so, so good! Luckily they offer a “small wonder” size, a smaller portion, which kept me from over indulging. It’s easy to do when such wonderful comfort food is in front of you! I had pretzel salad and asparagus on the side, too.
After dinner, we headed to Rehoboth to see Magic Mike. Ladies, I HIGHLY recommend seeing this movie! After the movie we headed home, and I headed to bed. My day on the bay wore me out!
On Sunday morning, my Mom cooked breakfast. Food always tastes better when your Mom makes it! She made me an omelet with peppers and cheese, turkey bacon, and a half a bagel thin. Lots of fruit on the side, too!
After breakfast I packed up and headed back to DC. Fortunately traffic was not too bad, so I was able to make it back in three hours. Chris came over later to hang out, and then I made us a light dinner since neither of us wanted anything too heavy in the heat! I roasted some vegetables, and prepared Spicy Lemon and Garlic Shrimp. This is the second time I’ve made this dish for us. I’ll be posting the recipe for you all soon! It comes together in about 15 minutes, and is full of flavor with a great punch from red pepper flakes!
Needless to say, I had a pretty wonderful weekend! There’s no place like home, right? I hope you all had as great of a weekend as I did, and that your week is starting off right!