Shrimp Boil on the Beach!

Shrimp Boil on the Beach

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Talk about a magical summer night! We were invited to a shrimp boil on the beach. What, fun! We’re in! It was a short drive from our summer cottage, on the shores of Lake Michigan, in the little town of Goodhart, Michigan. Have you ever been? The drive to get there through the tunnel of trees on M 119 is spectacular! But, the night would soon get even better!

Dozens of families were gathered on the beach sharing appetizers and summer stories. Off to the side were a handful of men, standing around about a half dozen propane fired kettles.

Shrimp Boil on the Beach

One of the guys made an announcement. We were told to gather around the picnic tables, which were lined up together and covered with a huge plastic table cloth.

Shrimp Boil on the Beach

It was time! Pounds and pounds of steaming shrimp, baby red potatoes, corn on the cob, and smoked sausage were tossed down the center of the table.

Shrimp Boil on the Beach

Time to grab a table on the beach and dig in! We went through loads of butter, cocktail sauce, and napkins! We were all pretty stuffed, but a buffet of homemade desserts was waiting for us after dinner.

Shrimp Boil on the Beach

And, then one more surprise. A million dollar sunset! Wow! The families who host the evening have been doing so for about 10 years now. A huge thank you for inviting us! Sure hope we get invited back next year! It was a night I’ll never forget! It was just perfect! What’s your ideas of the perfect summer night? Want to do a shrimp boil this summer too? It’s easy! Click Shrimp and Sausage Boil! Having lots of people? Just double or triple the recipe. Enjoy!

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  1. Susan Ann Mohs says:

    We did a Low Country Boil on the 4th of July here in MN. There were 14 of us and everything looked just like yours. It was delicious and so easy to do. We had scallops wrapped in bacon as an appetizer and then wonderful desserts after. A very fun time.

  2. gloria schulten says:

    i love getting your news letter

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      Thanks Gloria! I love writing them every week! -Amy

  3. joan juchemich says:

    can i come along next time? i am coming to green bay with my hubby for a doxtors appt. {oncology issue for him unfortunately). his appt. is on aug 2. we are going to stay for 3 days….attending the event on broadway st. for the farmers mkt. you have an incredible market! hope to go to botanical gardens as well. enjoy your show. hope to see new ones soon!

  4. Soooo much “stuff” in this newsletter…………It is truly Entertaining !!! The pictures of the Shrimp Boil were great………expecially the Sunset……….Loved reading about it AND cruising arount the rest of the website………It takes time to explore the nooks and crannies and the videos of the site………I really liked it.
    Love from Dad.