Delighting in the Delicacies of Delaware
This week we’re highlighting Delaware as a great place for your next girls weekend. Ever considered it as a destination? You should. It may be small (second smallest state of all 50), but it’s big on personality and culture! I’m only 5’2”, regarded as small and I think “great things come in small packages”!
I don’t know about you, but I love finding new and surprising details about people, places, and things. For example, in preparation for this blog, I learned that Delaware is also known as the Chicken state. Who knew that Delaware was so far ahead of the trend of raising chickens at home? Years ago, my son Kole had 8 chickens in our yard when we lived in Connecticut. I loved having fresh eggs! We had to give them to a friend when we moved. Now, I prefer to just grow vegetables and herbs for cooking, but I do have a friend that raises chickens and gets fresh eggs every morning. Do any of you do this too? Drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me all about it. Like I said, I love finding new and surprising details about people!
So, as a tribute to the chicken state of Delaware, here is a favorite recipe of mine—easy and delicious!
Ingredients for 6 | Multiply by degree of hunger, divide by number of girlfriends!
- 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 envelope Good Seasons Italian salad dressing mix
- 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (or chicken thighs if you prefer—which I do)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Combine the parmesan cheese, Good Seasons Italian dressing mix, and garlic powder.
Lightly moisten the chicken with water.
Coat the chicken with the cheese/dressing mixture.
Place the chicken in a lightly greased baking dish.
Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is done.
Serve and enjoy with your besties!
If you and your girls don’t feel like using the kitchen at your airbnb or Vrbo but still want delicious food, I recommend these two great places.
- Shorebreak Lounge | Of course with 28 miles of coastline, seafood is a can’t-miss when visiting Delaware. The Shorebreak Lounge is 1/10 of a mile from Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, so after a visit to the beach, this restaurant is a must. I was sold when I saw the menu—the heading for appetizers is “Gather”—just perfect for a My Girlfriendships® get-together.
So many appetizer choices, I suggest we order several and share. Then, order the Fish of the Day: Halibut or Rockfish. The fish is pan seared and served with fingerling potatoes, sweet summer corn salad, sriracha, and a honey drizzle. What a delicious ending to a wonderful day!
- Just Hooked | Fenwick Island is on the Atlantic Ocean, on the most southern point of Delaware. Just Hooked is locally run and serves the needs of the local community while also being hot spots for seasonal crowds. The chef makes the idea of “Farm to Table” a reality for every guest with the freshest ingredients for every dish.
After a day exploring the beach with the girls, we are stopping in here for the Chesapeake Cobb: Jumbo Lump Crab, smoked bacon, avocado, chopped egg, Fontina, cherry tomatoes, pickled onion, with Old Bay Chipotle Aioli. Delicious food while making wonderful, life-long memories.