Why is it that I never can find a common sand dollar completely intact??? Stone and I took a six mile walk that led us to the pier and back. You would think being low tide that I would discover something other than one with a hole in the middle.
Many seagulls were flying close to the contour of the waves and some flying rapidly just above the water. Other than the birds, it was another day with few people out. Maybe it was because of the threat of rain that did come later in the afternoon.
Stone and I drove over to Shallotte the later part of the day to pick up groceries to get us through Christmas Day. Its crazy that there are no Lobsters to be had on Holden Beach, which we needed for our Christmas dinner. The Fish monger said to loosely wrap each live lobster with wet newspaper and place them in the bottom bin of your refrigerator and they will be fine until Christmas Day. This always makes me nervous, but each time they are alive when I take them out of the refrigerator. Abby Gail had stayed behind to bake some Christmas Cookie Brittle. It had stopped raining on our way home from the grocery so Abby Gail and I quickly put away our purchases while Stone carefully stored away the lobsters.
As our day came to a close, we all three congregated in the hot tub, watching the fog roll in over the ocean. While enjoying our view, one lone elderly man walked the beach occasionally stopping to pick up a seashell. I wondered if he was taking them back for someone special? I guess I will never know that answer.
For dinner I prepared Adult Tuna Melts. These were so good that it had us moaning through our meal. We had a little of the Spicy Cheese And Shrimp Bengali Salad left from last night that we ate along with it. For three nights in a row I have prepared easy meals that contain some type of seafood and they have been so flavorful. As we ate our dinner, we ranked the three meals, each one of us making different choices on which was our favorite.
Adult Tuna Melt's
Starkist Tuna Creations (I used Sweet & Spicy)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Provolone Cheese Slices
Bread of your choice, (I used some left over Garlic No-Knead Bread)
Drizzle bread with olive oil on each side. Toast bread under broiler on each side. Next layer on the tuna, tomato, sprinkle with salt and pepper, lastly lay a slice of cheese over tomato. Put under broiler until cheese begins to melt. YUMMO!