Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Possibly the best thing about living in Louisiana

The family ate some good 'ol boiled crawfish for dinner last night. This was our first time to eat it this season. Delicious!

There's just something delightful about sitting at a table with a hole in the middle where a trash can sits so you can throw excess crawfish parts away as you eat, while at the same time, having 15 deer heads (and one entire deer) staring at you while you eat, and enjoying loud zydeco music. Love it.

What gave me the most joy was knowing that La Petite Belle could peel her own with no help from Mom. That's my girl!

What gave me the least joy was when the check came ... over $100 for 15 pounds of crawfish. Whew! K Belle said it was worth it. That's because she wasn't the one paying.

Louisiana, I love your crawfish, but we've got to do something about the expense. Those cheap Chinese crawfish are looking better and better.


sara said...

oh, I am sooooo jealous!!!!

Well, you could quit your jobs and buy a rig and go out and catch your own!! :)

Julie said...

That is one thing I have never tasted. It looks very yummy though. Glad you had a great time!

Jeanette said...

Not being a seafood or fish person, I would have opted for dessert only!

Glad you enjoyed it ;}

thedomesticfringe said...

Looks good!


H-Mama said...

I always wanted to like those critters. Just. couldn't. do. it. Guess I'm not a true Cajun, huh? ;)

Trish said...

Atta girl! Peel those crawfish and suck the heads! :)

I miss crawfish boils this time of year and can't wait to come back home. Looking like I get a quick weekend in May but otherwise not until fall! BOO! Or until my hubby can get a new job lined up back in LA.

Sounds like a fun family dinner! Hope y'all are well!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

I've never tasted crawfish -- is it anything like lobster?

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Here's something for you. I have never tried crawfish. I know right? It's blasphemy! Someday when I make it out to Louisana I'll try them in your honor!

Cathy said...

Never had a crawfish. Not sure if I could stomach it or not, but I'd be willing to give it a try someday!

The Hat Chick said...

Yummmm! There is something criminal about paying over $3 per pound for crawfish, isn't there?

I bet it was good though.