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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Leap for Surf 'n' Turf

February 29 comes only every four years and 2016 is the year when you get to celebrate a bonus 24 hours! Tomorrow you are about to regain precious minutes missed over the past four years. Don't regard this as just another day but examine ways in which you can make it memorable. 

Funny, serious, entertaining...it's your choice. Do something you have been wanting to do for a long time or complete an unfinished task. Spend extra time with your loved ones, make this a special day for your kids. You know you can even make it educational and let them know exactly what makes a year leap with an extra day once every four years. Hey, how much do you know about leap year?


Whatever you decide to do, plan a family lunch or dinner night out because

February 29 is...
National Surf 'n' Turf Day

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surf_and_turf
Image source: wikipedia.com
While the mention of surf 'n' turf immediately salivates mouth-watering visions of the classic filet Mignon and lobster, you don't have to be constrained to simply that combination. You can create your own from a variety of seafood and varied choices of meat. For example, do you prefer pork to beef? Try pairing crab cakes, scallops or shrimp with pork chops. After all, by definition, surf 'n' turf simply pairs seafood with meat!
Rather have a hot dog?
http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/11/hot-dog-philly-surf-and-turf-from-hot-diggity-philadelphia-pa.html
An obscure, old-school, unique-to-Philly hot dog concoction involving a grilled, smashed fish cake and a hot dog on the same bun, topped with mustard and sometimes pepper hash - a sweet, mayo-less cousin to cole slaw that's also unique to Philly. Don't live in the Philly area? Come up with your on surf 'n' turf dog!
Perhaps make your own burger...

http://www.thefoodinmybeard.com/recipe/surf-and-turf-burger/
Surf 'n' Turf Burger (Recipe)

 It's really hard to beat a good ol' sandwich!

http://chefmommy-brandao.blogspot.com/2010/12/surf-n-turf-sandwich.html
 Surf 'n' Turf Sandwich (Recipe)

 Love pizza? Go for it!

http://tarathefoodie.blogspot.com/2008/10/surf-and-turf-pizza.html
 Surf 'n' Turf Pizza (Recipe)

Maybe ribs are more to your liking...

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/beer-braised-ribs-with-clams-recipe.html
Beer-Braised Ribs with Clams (Recipe)

Don't forget the chicken!

http://www.food.com/recipe/land-and-sea-white-meat-version-of-surf-and-turf-116469
 Land and Sea White Meat Version of Surf & Turf (Recipe)

Still prefer the beef but rather prepare at home?

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/surf-and-turf-for-two-recipe.html
Surf and Turf for Two (Recipe)

You know there HAS TO BE DESSERT!

http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.com/2013/07/surf-and-turf-dessert-guest-post-by.html
 A Surf and Turf Dessert (Recipe)

Your mouth really must be watering...


Leap for Surf 'n' Turf!

 

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