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Good food for the tight-line life
Donny Branch

Hi, friends and neighbors; hope you all are living the tight-line life. It is a good way to live all aspects of life, and if you do that, you may still have some line when you reach the end of your rope.  
I am very thankful that once again we were blessed with missing more bad weather.  Let us take a moment to pray for all the people who were affected by Sandy. They have a very long road ahead for recovery, and some prayers hopefully will help.  
Well, I don’t have much in the fishing report area with the weather being what it was last week, but I do have a couple of recipes you can cook up for game day.
These two recipes will cover the entire day from breakfast to dinner.  Let us start with creamy garlic shrimp.  This would be fabulous for Christmas Eve or a Christmas day meal.
Creamy garlic shrimp                                                     
1 ½ pounds of shrimp, cooked and peeled
4 cloves of garlic (finely minced)
1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
8 green onions, chopped
3 tablespoons of butter
4 tablespoons of flour
3 cups of milk
1/2 cup of white grated cheese
Sea salt and cracked pepper to taste.  
Directions: Melt butter in a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Add crushed red pepper and garlic and cook for one minute.
Remove from heat and add flour. Stir until well blended. Add the milk a bit at a time and stir until smooth before adding more. Return to heat.
Add the shrimp, green onion and cheese and cook until the sauce has thickened and shrimp is hot.
Add sea salt and cracked pepper to taste.
Serve over toast for breakfast or pasta for dinner with a chilled sauvignon blanc.
Now, let us move on to late afternoon.
This is simple, and you really can’t improve on Georgia blue crab.

Neal’s simple crab stew
1 pound of Georgia blue crab
2 cups of whole milk
2 cups of half-and-half
Use low heat. Salt and pepper to taste with a hint of tabasco.  
Have a box of saltine crackers and an ice-cold Stella Artois beer handy and hit the recliner to watch the game.
Remember what Old Tight Line always said: “Get out there and go fishing, and if you do, remember to keep a tight line.”
Until next time.

“Living the
tight-line life,”
Tight Line Jr.

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