Sunday, October 30, 2011

Rustic Inn Crab House

The Rustic Inn Crab House is one of our Go-To restaurants when people visit from out of town. Being from Montana, most of our house guests come from that general area as well. Being land locked, you most commonly feast on prime beef, pork, chicken, wild game, potatoes, corn, and zucchini. We always hear our guest say - "I can't wait to get some good seafood!"

Don't get me wrong. I love Bubba Gumps, and Joe's Crab Shack. The only problem is that they are chain restaraunts so you can eat them anywhere you travel. I want my guests to go where the "locals" go. I want them to experience the real deal.

If you want a down home, authentic Floridian Crab House where jeans and t shirts are the favorable attire, then the Rustic Inn is the place for you! They tie your bib, give you a wooden mallet, offer a pitcher of beer, and suggest some gator and frog leg apps....all on a paper covered table.


Pics over the last few years from the Rustic Inn

Dan and I a few years ago
Friends from San Diego with their frog leg and gator bite

One of my favorites. Dan's Grandmother with her Stuffed Shrimp:)

-Messy Me - 
I never wear anything too nice cause I get down right Western with my food at this place.

  Nephew from North Dakota AMAZED by his Crab and Lobster plate.

Nephew from North Dakota proud of his first frog leg.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Healthy Cooking with the Plantation Middle School Cheerleading Squad

The Miami Dolphins Foundation hosted a "Healthy Cooking" class at Publix for the Plantation Middle School Cheerleading squad.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Dan the FisherMan

One of Dan's favorite things to do is go fishing. More often than not, he will come home from a long day of practice and go throw in a line out back. We definitely do not live on a large body of water, but we have a little canal that runs past the backyard. For those of you who know South Florida, there are little canals everywhere. This was one thing that amazed me when I flew into Florida for the first time. I looked down out of the airplane window and there appeared to be as many canals as there were roads. Big, medium, and small, they seem to be everywhere.

Well, our canal is surely one on the smaller side. It ranges from 6ft wide at its slimmest to over 100 feet wide when you follow it a few streets over. Both of us being raised in Montana are used to fishing on bigger bodies of water such as lakes and dams. The larger the body of water the bigger potential for king sized catch. Therefor, when we moved into our home we expected next to nothing from the tiny strip of water behind our house.

Shortly after we moved into the neighborhood we had a knock at our door. When I opened it, I discovered the neighbor boy, holding a fishing rod asking for Dan. How can you turn that invitation down? As an adult I am not sure if I would be brave enough to go knock on a strangers door and invite them to do something. Kudos to the kid with guts!

Dan and the Neighbor Boy have fished together quite a bit, and struck up a friendship. It isn't uncommon for them to text each other as they walk out back to throw in a line. If they do happen to go solo they will text a picture to the other if they happen to reel in a whopper. A friendly rival for the best catch has been created.

Two things we have learned from fishing out back.

1- Big fish can live in small water.
2- Sometimes age doesn't matter when it comes to friends.

Do you have an unlikely friendship that you have formed over the years?
Where and what do you like to fish?

Friday, October 7, 2011

Miami Gardens Elementary Pizza Party

The other day the Miami Dolphins Women’s Organization (MDWO) hosted a pizza party for the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students at Miami Gardens Elementary School.We had so much fun with these guys! We were welcomed with signs and decorations all over the doors and hallways, and all the staff was wearing their Dolphins gear for the day. The kids were electric! We were even lucky enough to have their little cheerleaders perform a welcome cheer for us. They were great! Those little gals have rhythm!

I love excited kids and these guys sure were! They were jacked to see the cheerleaders and T.D.. They had GREAT manners, and gobbled up their pizza in no time:) 


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