A family tradition continued yesterday, with my in laws’ annual Good Friday seafood lunch.
Although, this year, there was a new addition to the yearly event. One who loved all the attention… And lapped up all the cuddles on offer! (first cuddles with her Uncle!) Rather than a sit down lunch, our Good Friday meal is a relatively casual affair. With plate after plate of seafood served up throughout the afternoon, and quickly gobbled by the family. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. I think the phrase ‘dig in or miss out’ would be an appropriate mantra of the day! I even squeezed in a little glass of this lovely red wine (in between well timed baby feeds, that is)… Oh sweet nectar, how I have missed thee. It has been 10 months since we last met….not that I have been counting or anything But back to the food. While my mother in law is the undisputed seafood champion of the day, Mr BBB and I wanted to contribute a seafood dish of our own to the feast. Deciding on scallops our seafood of choice – we cooked them two ways: Lime and tarragon. Chilli jam. Such gorgeously tender scallops, picked up at the fish markets yesterday. While the lime and tarragon version were quite tasty, my favourite was the chilli jam version, that had just the right amount of sweetness and spiciness. Oh and did I mention that we also contributed dessert? For what ‘feast’ is complete without a little sugar hit at the end? And taken in the form of pineapple and carrot cupcakes with vanilla buttercream icing. Sugar-coma. T’was a wonderful day - filled with family, food and laughter. And one that saw us heading home for a much-needed food-induced nap! Although some of us got a head start on the nap!