(Even though it's felt like it for weeks now) Summer is here! School is out. The days are getting longer.¬†And we're ready for all the porch time we can get!
Last month, we introduced you to Supper Club
: a monthly get-together where we take respite around the table from the usual hustle and pour into the meaningful relationships that make life great. This month, we celebrated the¬†start to Summer. Sometimes in Supper Club, we experiment with new¬†and intricate recipes. Other times, like this month, we stick to classics. There's something about Summertime that is so exciting and familiar to us¬†(maybe it's that whole living at the beach thing...). Regardless, there are certain recipes that just feel like home, and in this busy season, that's exactly what we needed.
// We started by snacking on watermelon salad and¬†boiled peanuts. Don't even get us started on how much we love this oh-so-salty, briny snack¬†that is¬†incredibly easy to make, especially if you use your slow cooker like we did. The main event: a classic Lowcountry Boil. We grew up eating this seasoned seafood boil of corn, red potatoes, smoked sausage, and shrimp (we used the local Mayport shrimp) - and to add a special touch, we added crab legs. Dessert was bright and citrus-y: lemon cheesecake mousse.¬†Try the recipes for yourself:
BOILED PEANUTS // Hot Southern¬†Boiled Peanuts by Add a Pinch
WATERMELON SALAD // Watermelon, Cucumber, & Feta Salad¬†from Cinnamon, Spice, & Everything Nice
LOWCOUNTRY BOIL // We used a family recipe, but it's similar to Noble Pig's version.
LEMON CHEESECAKE MOUSSE // Lemon Cheesecake Mousse by Cooking Classy
// Lowcountry Boil is traditionally served splayed out over newspaper. So, we skipped the tablecloth and runner - and opted instead for inexpensive kraft paper and newsprint. Wooden square plates offered plenty of surface area for the¬†seafood feast - as did the butcher towels that we tied in a simple knot as napkin. We found the crab crackers
and forks, butter warmers
, and the plastic crab bibs
(a totally hilarious necessity) on Amazon - and the rest, we already owned. We love how classic it all turned out.
This laid-back evening allowed us to relax, catch up, and most importantly - laugh! And that's what the heart of Supper Club is all about. What meal screams Summer to you? Tell us below.