Trust me...she would rather play with the live crawfish, cooking and eating them held little appeal!
Sorry, my little pretty it is in the pot for you...my initiation into the JOYS of cooking crawfish...did I mention they are live when tossed in the boiling water?
"Try at least one"...a valiant effort was attempted and later a hasty retreat to the nearest trashcan!
Bargaining for ice cream...how many???
Our top o the hill neighbors, she originally hailing from Louisiana and he of Tunisia host this annual event. My ever so helpful neighbor D showed me how to twist the tail off the body, suck the head and proceed to pry a teeny tiny bit of meat from the tail. To be a good sport I attempted sucking the juice one time after which I ate a few more...I am not really the squeamish type however the already prepared shrimp and grits and other goodies beckoned me!
We have lived in our neighborhood since 1991. Neighbors have come and gone...at one time we knew everyone on two streets...now, not so much. It was a pleasure and delight to meet the newbies! The parents of the children I see walking dogs, riding bikes or passing in cars. Once predominately good ole Southern boys and girls...now a melting pot of diversity...I LOVE it! Many continents and countries were represented...an afternoon, late into the night celebration of friendship...perhaps the world leaders could take note...break bread, come together in fellowship...celebrate our diversity!
I baked a cake and made the following salad which can be used as a side dish, topping or dip.
Black Bean and Corn Salad/Salsa
4 - 6 tomatoes chopped small
1/2 large red onion, diced
choice of sweet peppers, red, yellow etc., hotter varieties may be included as well, about 1 - 1 1/2 cups
1 package of white shoe peg corn thawed (small bag)
1 can black beans, rinsed
2 avocadoes, diced
mix all diced, chopped ingredients and toss with lime cilantro dressing
Lime Cilantro Dressing:
juice from two limes, zest a little of the skin as well
1/8 teaspoon cumin (or more if you like lots)
handful of chopped, fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or more to taste, if too acidic)
salt and pepper to taste
Makes enough for a huge crowd and it is a crowd pleaser! I prepared this for the crawfish boil on Saturday and again on Sunday for our family get together.
"Let the Good Times Roll"