So, remember that thing I couldn't remember on Monday? That I knew I had something to do on Tuesday evening, but couldn't remember what? Yeah...it was the Matchbox 20/Goo Goo Dolls concert at Mohegan Sun.
Thankfully Heath remembered the night before (though my CO's wife, who I went with, would have reminded me Tuesday morning). It was AWESOME!!!
I love Goo Goo Dolls...have since they first came out...around 1998 when I was 17-18. We had pretty good seats, but the chick sitting next to Tammy (my friend) was hammered. How she didn't fall forward and plunge to her death with all her thrusting and gyrating 'dance' moves, I'll never know, but she did manage to spill her drink all over Tammy's seat and my left leg (thankfully Tammy was in the restroom at the time, so it didn't end up in her lap). We had already seen Goo Goo Dolls, and Matchbox had JUST started playing, so she had a long time left to stand. I was having none of that, so I asked an usher for a garbage bag to cover the seat (we tried sopping it up with towels...didn't work), but they did one better....they instead moved us RIGHT NEXT TO THE STAGE!!
Yep...Mr. Rob Thomas...all of 5 feet away from me!
Thank you drunk girl!!
Anyway, it was a great show. And LONG...4 hours! I absolutely love both those bands, and it was great to have a girls-night-out with my 'other-half'.
Alrighty guys, I'm off to Subway to grab some lunch, then back here for a marathon of laundry. I've let it go again (I know...shocking). Have a great day, and try these sandwiches! They're super simple...especially if you buy the already cooked shrimp. Then you're basically just heating them in the pan with the ginger and oil. Oh, and I used Kings Hawaiin buns, but that's because I love Hawaiian bread...feel free to use whatever you prefer (though I definitely recommend that Hawaiian bread. It's good stuff).
'Shrimp Sandwiches with Celery Mayo'
Source: Adapted from My Recipes
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
4 Hawaiian hamburger buns
2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
3 tablespoons mayo
1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons finely chopped green onions
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1. Preheat broiler.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add ginger; cook 1 minute. Sprinkle shrimp with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add shrimp to pan; cook 3 minutes or until done. Keep warm.
3. Arrange buns in a single layer on a baking sheet, cut sides up. Broil 45 seconds or until toasted.
4. Combine celery, mayo, Greek yogurt, green onions and lemon juice in a medium bowl; stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.
5. Place 1 lettuce leaf on bottom half of each bun. Top with 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture and 4-5 shrimp. Cover with top halves of buns.
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