Monday, August 4, 2014

Food and Fun at Camp NoFun


No TV, no video games, but blowing bubbles was on the list of activities . . .


Our nephew Drew brought his son  Jack out for the fun -- he and Lily are almost the same age.

There is a web album HERE with lots more pictures . . .

 

(I am enchanted by these bubbles,)


And there was a lot of eating . . . Nephew John brought a cooler full of Cuban sandwiches -- soul food for those of us who grew up in Tampa.  Cuban bread, thin sliced ham and salami and Swiss cheese, a mayo/mustard blend, dill pickles, and pulled smoked pork. Heated in the oven till the cheese melts and the bread is crispy, these sandwiches are divine!

The pulled pork replaces the thin sliced smoked pork I remember from years ago. and is a worthy update.


Controversy rages in Tampa as to which restaurant or stand makes the best Cuban sandwich. Some say that they make something called a Cuban sandwich in Miami but Tampans dismiss this as heresy.

 What I want to know is do they make Cuban sandwiches in Cuba and, if so, what are they like?


Nephew John also brought up a cooler of snapper and grouper for a fish fry. (He had sacrificed a day or two of work to go fish in Tampa Bay.)


And there were hushpuppies, cheese grits, cole slaw, and black bean and corn salad . . . nobody went away hungry.

7 comments:

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Oh I miss Cuban bread from Tampa. That bakery on Florida, name is forgotten, but they are all sold out of it early every morning. Pressed sandwiches at the little place corner of Dale Mabry and Kennedy. Drool!

barbara judge said...

Traditional food plays an important ingredient in socialization -- barbara

Brian Miller said...

there is this place in Ybor City (in Tampa) that does an amazing cuban...mmm...i miss it....

Frances said...

Vicxi, I was serenly reading this post and appreciating just how delicious a Cuban sandwich might be (even if encountered far from Tampa) and then I read the word hushpuppies, and ... I was lost. What glorious memories of those morsels.

It's been so, so long since I tasted a hushpuppy, and we do know that one hushpuppy would only lead to another, and another....

xo

Jim Egerton said...

Oh Vicki, What a lovely family time. You also rang a bell when you said hush puppies. You would starve to death in California if you looked for hush puppies. I make my own about twice a year so I can keep my southern roots smoldering. It's also getting hard to find decent catfish. All seems to be coming from Asia now and not the same. lament, lament wail, wail

Jim Egerton said...

Oh Vicki, What a lovely family time. You also rang a bell when you said hush puppies. You would starve to death in California if you looked for hush puppies. I make my own about twice a year so I can keep my southern roots smoldering. It's also getting hard to find decent catfish. All seems to be coming from Asia now and not the same. lament, lament wail, wail

Darla said...

How fun! And quite the spread … enough variety even to satisfy this vegetarian! LOL