Weekend Roundup.


Hi lovelies! I hope this Monday is treating you well. We had a great weekend over here. I got all my training in, the house cleaned, the house stocked up with yummy healthy food, and I got in the most awesome fishing trip!

20131014-122833.jpgSeafood purchase= 2 lbs of large Key West pink shrimp, 2 filets of Mahi, 1 lb of wild salmon, 2 yellowfin tuna filets.

20131014-122852.jpgI saw these notebooks on sale for 49 cents and HAD to have them. I especially love the red and white chevron print. I have been obsessively keeping a food journal. Bite it, WRITE IT! Now I am stocked up til winter 😀

20131014-122904.jpgThis was some of the view I had fishing out in Big Pine Channel.

20131014-123020.jpgTime to come in. Booo!

20131014-123030.jpgOne more 🙂

20131014-123043.jpgSnappers!

20131014-123103.jpgThe biggest porgy fish ever! I was cleaning and fileting fish for two hours. We ended up with 2 lbs.

20131014-123129.jpgMy handsome man. Kingsley.

20131014-123142.jpg3 mile walk today. My legs were killing me! I had a 15 minute mile pace though so I will take it.

20131014-123205.jpgand 5 miles on Saturday. It was HOT!

 

I have been eating meals from diet to go this week. They were nice enough to send me a week of meals for review. Those end tomorrow though and so I hope to throw up some recipes for you guys. I know for sure I am making shrimp feta salad on Wednesday. Mmm 🙂

Hope you all are well!

Chat soon loves.

 

G

Our trip to the reef.


To celebrate my husband’s birthday we decided to take a trip aboard the Marathon Lady. She is a 73 foot fishing party boat. We decided to go on the 9:30am trip so we headed out early with our rods and sunblock. The boat goes all the way out to the reef and hangs out in 20-40 feet of water. They rent out rods, have beer and sodas, and a super helpful staff. The fishing wasn’t too hot, but we ended up catching a decent amount of fish. Christopher caught a few mangrove snapper and grunts. I caught a big eye torro fish and more grunts. You can pay the deck boys to filet up your catch and so we did. We ended up with a total of 18 fish, and over 2 lbs of fish filets. It was a great time. My only suggestion is to make sure you drink PLENTY of water. It was literally insane hot out there. Don’t forget the sunblock either!!20130613-115953.jpg

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For the cost if was a good deal. 45 dollars a person. I think I would much rather prefer fishing on my own vessel though. Not enough room to cast, and too many people etc. It is a totally fun time though. Can’t find a nicer crew anywhere.

The fish are here!


 

Here are some pictures from our fishing weekend! We caught a total of 34 fish! 20130225-101029.jpgMan o War. These bad boys come with the south winds. Scary!

20130225-101049.jpgRods in!

20130225-101102.jpgPuffer fish! They are extremely toxic, and have super sharp teeth!

20130225-101149.jpgAnchored up. Little Palm in the background.

20130225-101250.jpgPanorama.

20130225-101307.jpgBright blue, light blue, green, and white.

20130225-101328.jpgHeaded home!

20130225-101423.jpgPellllican!

20130225-101456.jpgGot these lobster tails up at Keys fisheries. 5 dollars for a 5 oz tail. Great deal.

We had a fantastic weekend. I feel like we are both getting much better at fishing. It just takes some time and practice. We are getting new gear this weekend so we can go back out and kick some more ass!

I froze half of the fish we caught for bait, and half of the other fish I gutted, cleaned, and fileted for fish jerky. I used soy sauce, ginger, and orange and marinated the fish for about 24 hours. It’s in the dehydrator right now.

Thanks for reading! I hope you all had a great weekend!