Friends for Jeff Spiegelman,
If you are new to this list, a big welcome to you. This is Representative Spiegelman bringing you a weekly update of a few things happening in and around the 11th District. Also, I like to provide a weekly recipe of something I cooked last week or will cook this week. Enjoy
-Rain! Bout time!
-On Wednesday, August 1st is the Townsend Town Council meeting for August beginning at 7:30 p.m.
-Happy 10th Anniversary on August 2nd to my wife and the mother of my two incredible children. Hmmmm…. what should two foodies do for their 10 year? Any suggestions?
-On Saturday at 9 a.m. is the Wyoming Peach Festival. I will be walking in the parade with Representative Lyndon Yearick. Maybe Sauly and/or Elianah will join me.
-We are pleased to announce our next round of constituent meetings. Come to any or all for some good conversation.
August Monday, 6th Hartly Hardware 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Wednesday, 15th Little Italy Pizza Shop Noon to 1 p.m.
Friday, 24th Harvest Ridge Winery 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
September Monday, 10th Willey’s 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Wednesday, 26th Mamie Warren Senior Center Noon to 1 p.m.
October Monday, 8th Eats and Sweets 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Saturday, 20th 3 Palms Zoo 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. rain date Friday, October 26th
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Boo! At the Zoo
Low country boil is one of those messy summer meals that I love. I just learned you can make it in a slow cooker. This recipe was online and I modified it a little bit. It is for 6 people. Or, me. Just me.
1 ½ lbs multi-colored fingerling potatoes
½ lbs andouille sausage cut into 1 inch pieces
½ lbs smoked kielbasa cut into 1 inch pieces
3 ears corn broken into thirds
6 cloves garlic finely chopped
¼ cup Old Bay
3 cups beer
3 cups water
2 lbs raw extra large, peeled, tail on, shrimp (at least 16-20 per pound)
Recipe also says chopped parsley, black pepper, melted butter, and hot sauce
Arrange the potatoes in a single layer at the bottom of a 6-quart or large slow cooker. I would recommend using a slow cooker bag. Layer the sausage, corn, and garlic in that order on top of the potatoes. Season with Old Bay and pepper. Slice the lemon in half. Squeeze half of it over the slow cooker and slice up the other half for wedges for serving. Pour the beer and water into the slow cooker. The liquid should be about halfway up. Do not stir. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours. Add the shrimp and stir gently until they are submerged. Cook 10-15 minutes more until they are cooked through. Strain and serve over newspaper. Add the parsley if you like. Serve with the lemon, butter, and hot sauce. And paper towels. Lots of paper towels.
Representative 11th District
Legislative Hall: PO Box 1401. Dover, DE 19903
Personal: PO Box 869. Clayton, DE. 19938