Monday, August 1, 2005

CRAWDAD FEAST, great ideas and more good news.

We ended up having the crawdads for supper instead.  By that time it was so dark outside that we had to eat inside because there are some little surprises on a crawdad that you might not want to eat accidently in the dark!  The traditional guidelines states that you should allow approximately 12 crawdads per person.  I do believe I ate enough for maybe 2 or 3 people!  If you've never tried a crawdad before, they're kind of like a cross between shrimp and lobster taste wise, but the flesh is much more tender than either.  I like mine dipped in butter and hot sauce.   Some of these guys were so big that we could even eat the meat from the claws.


Art and his best friend were scrounging up money so they decided to sell... Great Ideas! ($1.00 a piece).  Rocky talked them into a discount so they sold her a great idea for a quarter.  Their great idea for Rocky... 'Buy another Great Idea!'  I made them give her a refund.

My brother called yesterday.  He should find out today if he is re-enlistable.  I've got my fingers crossed because he really wants this.  He's really worked hard so far and even lost 40 pounds since February!  Goodness, I wish I could lose that kind of weight but that would involve exercise and maybe even a diet....  I'm a little light in the will-power department.  And sadly, no, it won't be Gabe's unit he would be attached to if he does make the cut, but my nephew's (who is in the Army Reserve Basic Training Camp even as I type this).  Thats still great so I've got my fingers crossed.

Gabe called also.  He's really trying to get some kind of leave before he deploys and is hoping that Zachary's mother will let him bring my grandbaby over for a visit.  That hope keeps my fear of his upcoming departure somewhat at bay.  I slept 6 hours last night.  I think thats the first time in weeks that I've had a good night's sleep.


sunnyside46 said...

just saying hi

deshelestraci said...

Dinner looks amazing!  you are braver than I.  All those little leggies.  

purplectigger said...

I'm glad you finally got some sleep. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get to see your grandbaby.
Have a great day.
Hugs, R.C.

sdoscher458 said...

Oh I hope that he can do that...wishing it for you...Sandi

demandnlilchit said...

Ewwww on the crawdads! Even though I love lobster and shrimp...the crawdads just freak me out! lol I'm cracking up over Zacks entrepreneurism! when I was in grade school I used to got to the penny candy store on my way to school, but about a dollars worth then wait until about 10:30 a.m., just as everyone was getting hungry again (before luch) and re-sell my candy at a nickel a piece......I was rolling in the dough! lol Gabe and September are never far from my thoughts (((((((jodi))))))) I hope the Gabe can bring that baby home to meet it's bestest Grandma!!!! Smooooch City! lol lol

derasta said...

Aren't those crawfish? When we were in Sweden last year my inlaws had a crawfish party...I passed on the cf and had smoked salmon instead with my father in husband and mother in law ate like there was no tomorrow on those cf...nice pic!

jrmkiss said...

I cannot eat anything that I have to take appart. No shrimp, crawdads, lobster, ect. Glad you slept good, send the sandman my way would ya? Nichole

robinngabster said...

I have never tried them but how can you go wrong with anything you dip in BUTTER!  I would give them a try for sure. The picture is making me drool...hope I don't short circut my keyboard here! LOL!   Robin

swmpgrly said...

those craw fish sound yummy but alot of work

bigred3392 said...

That picture is making me really hungry lol.

tc01hm said...

I am enthralled!
Just catching up from getting back from our Colorado trip and what do I see on your posts, crawfish with corn!
Being from So Louisiana and having to allow pounds of crawfish (appx. 5lbs per person), we are used to boiling 70 to 100 lbs at a time! LOL, if you ate under 45 crawfish, you didn't even eat 1lb.
Come on down and I'll throw you a boil, Cajun style, and you can really smack your lips! ;-D
FYI- Try adding small red potatoes, artichokes, mushrooms, garlic, lemons and onions!
BTW- I brought up 20lbs of fresh shrimp, 16/20 count (to the lb), to Colorado. We passed a good time, chere!