Sunday was our 3rd annual Blogger Get Together on beautiful Lake Tellico. Larry and Bev from Big Dude's Eclectic Ramblings were gracious enough to host this event again. They always have a beautiful set up for all of us. This event was the perfect way to kick-off summer!
My husband, A.J. was the chef this year and he completely "Wow-ed" us all with his boiled crawfish and shrimp. So c'mon I'll take you around so you can see what was happening Sunday on the Lake.
These are the live mud bugs getting all clean and spiffed up so we can pinch their little tails off and eat 'em.
rednecks Cajuns need a paddle to keep their vittles from trying to get away.
Our youngest homegirl, Kaitlin, was in charge of not letting them get away.
Looks like she caught another escapee!
A.J. has the water just about ready, so the live crawfish are moved to the basket. After we squeezed about a dozen lemons into the seasoned water. We put the lemons in with the live crawfish. You can never have too much flavor.
He used one jar of crab boil to season the water, plus the lemons.
Chris from Nibble Me This and Dave from My Year on the Grill, cut up all the veggies. The onions celery and garlic, add flavor to the water and they also soak up some of the seasoning and are delicious to eat. We always keep these events balanced and healthy with fresh veggies!
We also included #1 red creamer potatoes, put everything in the basket. We are just about ready to drop these in the boil.
There's chef A.J. now. Looks like he's doing a quality check.
Here's Dave from My Year on the Grill. Is he telling us about the big crawfish that almost got him?
On the left is Dave from Big Daddy Dave, in the middle is Penny from Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen and on the right is Laurie, Big Daddy Dave's wife.
Dave from My Year on the Grill, Sam from My Carolina Kitchen and Sam's BIL, Stuart...everyone is keeping an eye on that crazy Cajun!
Chris from Nibble Me This, he's happy because the prep work is done!
Larry from Big Dude's Eclectic Ramblings, he needs to cheer up!
Stay tuned for the final product, our educational program and a boat ride at dusk!