Categories for Food
It’s time for the family to return to Sanibel and spend Christmas with us. Just like with Thanksgiving, the plan is to have the big meal at Sundial Resort but do a few more casual activities at the house. However, before the out-of-towners arrive, my husband and I are hosting a Friendsmas. Friendsmas, a.k.a. Friends Christmas, is a fun way for all of us to gather and celebrate the holiday without it conflicting with travel plans and family time.
I was at Sundial a couple of weekends ago and I caught one of my favorite servers being filmed. His name is Danzel Garriques and he was being filmed because of his unique style of serving drinks: ON HIS HEAD!
I was watching the Today Show Wednesday and one of the topics of conversation was the K-Mart Holiday Ad that just aired. Apparently it first ran earlier this week, a full 106 days before Christmas! Despite the supposedly premature timing of the ad, it did one thing right: it made me start thinking about what my family will be doing this holiday season.
Talking about fishing charters in my last post had me craving fish all week! I completely lucked out when a friend called and told me her husband had just come back from a fishing trip and brought home way too much Grouper. Grouper, for those not familiar with it, is a large fish with white meat that cuts into thick filets and holds up very well while cooking. It does not have an overtly ‘fishy” flavor and thus lends itself to a variety of seasoning styles based on the preference of the chef and diners. Here is a simple, kid friendly recipe that is great for lunches, parties or even Labor Day!
Today is the first day of school on Sanibel and soon to be for everyone else. What is universal during this time is that need you feel to get in one last summer moment and, at the same time, the lingering concern in the back of your mind that it will be the item on your endless ‘back to school to-do list’ that just won’t get ‘to-done.’ I was facing this very situation these past few days.
Today is Culinarian’s Day, a silly holiday all about celebrating anyone and everyone who cooks! In honor of this, I thought it would be only appropriate to pay tribute to someone who really knows his way around a kitchen: Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Executive Chef, Patrick Fitz.