Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Years Eve Dinner

New Years Eve on the Humboldt Coast = a Crab Feast!  
I went down to the Marina and bought some live crab off of the Crab Guy's boat on New Years Eve for dinner. There's nothing like fresh crab! We boil it in our "Turkey Deep Fryer" with some "crab boil".  

One feisty crab!
This baby was fighting the whole way! 

$29 worth of crab.  One was small but the other two were pretty hefty.  I think it came out to be $4.99 per pound. Not cheap, but worth every penny!
Prepping the crab for dinner

My man backing the crab - He rocks!

Homemade bread to go with the crab
From my artisanal bread in 5 minutes book.  I made the dough the night before and threw it in the fridge.  When I got home from work, I pulled out the dough, sliced off a grapfruit size pice and let it rise for a bit (40 minutes) and it went in the oven for 20 minutes at 450 degrees.

Some Veggies
I can't have a meal without veggies and you can't get any healthier then raw veggies.  My girls just won't eat a salad.  They'll eat all parts of a salad seperately, but not together, so my solution is to make a veggie plate like this:

  My man and I had salad and I made homemade Thousand Island dressing to go with it..  Just like Mom made when I was a kid. I actually hate Thousand Island, but the childhood memory thing took over, and it tasted really good.
And some shoe string fries, just like my Mom and Dad use to do when we had crab

The dinner table:
And that's my Christmas Cactus that is a cutting off my great grandmothers plant - You can't see it here, but it is blooming, which for me, is a miracle! - Oh, and the crystal bowl my husband chose to use for crab shells is my mother's antique bowl. Anyway, prepped for some primal hands on eating hear!  It's so fun to crack and eat crab!

And my oldest after dinner, picking the crab out of her teeth with the crab claws.  What a delicious dinner!  Happy New Year!

May you all have a wonderful, healthy and prosperous New Year!


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Askew To You said...

What a feast! It looked and sounded fantastic.