My mom and I ended up extending our stay in Jacksonville through today. My dad had business to do in the area since his company has an office in Jacksonville, so we piggybacked on his stay and spent another night at the beach.
Last night we went to a late dinner at Beachside Seafood, a casual restaurant and seafood market in Jacksonville Beach.
The restaurant had a lot of fried seafood on the menu, but my eyes lit up when I saw steamed oysters! (Fried chicken, I like. Fried seafood, no thanks.)
I was so hungry by the time we sat down to eat, that I ate four packs of Saltine crackers that were on our table before we got our food.
Eating the Saltines made me instantly crave ginger ale. My mom would always give me saltines and ginger ale when I felt sick growing up. Surprisingly I still love the combination! Just give me a bowl of her homemade chicken noodle soup and I’m in sick girl heaven! (If you’re in the market for a quality chicken noodle soup recipe, I highly recommend my mom’s. It’s always a hit!)
My entrée selection was a no brainer.
I ordered the steamed oysters and a side salad with a side of fried onion strings.
Holy goodness, those onion strings were great! (Onion strings > Onion rings) My mom had French fries with her meal and after eating about half of the onion strings, I tried one of her fries and they tasted so bland. Fried onions for the win!
I also had two of my dad’s conch fritters and split a piece of key lime pie with him for dessert.
After dinner I passed out in bed with a nice, full belly.
I’ll pop in again soon to recap this morning’s workout. I met someone pretty darn cool at the gym and can’t wait to share more!
Questions of the Morning
- What do you eat or drink when you’re feeling sick?
- What is your all-time favorite fried food?
I love seasoned or sweet potato French fries. I also love tempura vegetables. I once had a fried banana sundae thinking it would be fabulous and it tastes like regurgitated baby food. How’s that for a mental image?