Friday, August 22, 2014

And football.

I live and work in Maryland which is a crab state so to ring in the new school year a Crab Feast is held.

This kind of crab is not what I'm used to, hailing from the Bay Area of California {not the Chesapeake}. Back home we eat steamed Dungeness {perhaps with a bit of seasoning in the water and maybe butter for dipping} crab meat which provides lots of meat per crab - one person might be fat and happy from two crabs. Perhaps three or four. These guys out here are steamed in Old Bay seasoning in bushels. There's not a whole lot of meat per crab but there is a ton of flavor and work involved in extricating that meat {we use crackers to get to the Dungeness pinchers and legs and the big meaty center part easily forfeits its goods}...the shells are soft enough to use little wooden mallets to get at it and the legs can just be cracked with one's hands. One person can easily go through five to ten.

And oh my that Old Bay is salty; I always needs gallons of water after one of these meals. Not to mention something else to eat because after much time spent working for the meat, there's not a whole lot to show for the work put forth and that leaves some appetite. 

Baby Hanna was very amenable even though it was way past her bedtime and we're super excited for the weekend ahead; Grandma and Zaide are coming to town!!!
xoxo, natty ♥


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