Tuesday, June 14, 2011


For our good friend, Austin’s, birthday he and his wife, Rachel (equally awesome) hosted a crawfish boil.  Now, let me tell you a little bit about crawfish.  Ahead of time, I was told that crawfish are very similar to shrimp.  I can do shrimp, no prob. I love shrimp.  Then I saw the suckers and these are NOT shrimp, my friends.  These things look like something that city-folk would not touch with a ten foot pole. 

 (Sorry bud, it's true)

However, that is definitely not the case here in the South.  At a crawfish boil, everyone gathered around a huge table with holes cut out in the middle.  (Another first for me!)  And beneath the holes, they put trash cans…which made me think things were going to get messy.  

If by messy, I mean really really messy, then yes, I was right.  Here is what you do to eat crawfish.
1.            1.  Hold by the head and the tail.
2.            2.  Pull.
3.            3.  Eat the 0.0000004 oz of meat that appears.
4.            4.  Toss the remains through the hole in the table.

Ok maybe you get a little more than 0.0000004 ounces but for the size of the poor guy, he ain’t packin’ much meat.  (It may also have something to do with the fact that every time I pulled apart my crawfish, some of the meat would get stuck in the tail which was just as good as being gone forever – those shells are sharp! ) This means, that if I wanted to fill up on crawfish, I need to rip open and eat a ton of them.  They were so tasty, but I think I need to become a little more efficient at getting the meat out.  I wonder what the amount of calories burned is vs. the calories ingested?

Actually, I take that back.  Along with the yummy crawfish, they boiled potatoes and corn.  DELISH! And Rachel made Summer Beer which is a perfect mix of beer, pink lemonade, water and vodka.  Strange, right? Wrong.  It was SO GOOD!  Then, to top it all off, Rachel also made Austin’s birthday cake.  It was chocolate with peanut butter frosting (made from scratch), which, to this peanut butter fanatic, was the most awesomely awesome cake I have ever eaten.  

I am no longer interested in the calories eaten to calories burned ratio.


  1. I am stopping by from your guest post at Travel Mamas. We live down the interstate from you in Pensacola and travel to Mobile often. I look forward to reading your stories and following your adventures!

  2. :) Those crawfish look like itty bitty lobsters!