Monday, August 22, 2011

Still holding on to the south~

if you can't be in the south

bring the south to you!

we had a low country boil on saturday

and what fun it was!

we were concerned about everyone having to sit in the sun
(we live in the middle of the woods, but not one tree around our house)
so the hubs and i came up with this idea~
3 twin sheets sewed together, some tent stakes
and a thing magig the hubs rigged up to hold up the center
worked perfectly!

our decorations consisted of ball jars filled with candles,
sand and seashells from our many trips to the coast
some spanish moss hanging here and there
heavy duty kraft paper
served as our tablecloths
rolls of paper towels
for napkins

the hubs started with potatoes, sausage, onions, garlic, lemon
and old bay seasoning
then added corn
and topped it off with shrimp, crayfish, lobster, crab & crablegs

what low country boil is complete without crabcakes...*lol*
this was also to celebrate my son's 29th birthday
red velvet cake with cream cheese icing
covered with sand (graham cracker crumbs)
and topped with crabs
thank ya Paula Deen
they were dilish

happy birthday douglas!

we put all the food in a screen tent
to keep the flies at bay

it just doesn't get any better than this!
well, if there were an ocean close by
that would have been a little better

good food, good friends, good family
a few goofy folks
(aka the birthday boy)

auntie abbey holding miss iris decked out in crabwear!

lots of family
these two littles ate stuff they weren't too sure about!

full bellies & smiling faces

such fun!
nothing better than everyone gathered around one table
to share a meal~
even the littles got a taste of the south
(he didn't really eat it)

we are fortunate, the hubs & i, to be blessed with
good friends & good family



Sherri B. said...

What a fun time you all had and how smart of the both of you to rig up the awning with the sheets. I love to see the little ones too. Thanks for sharing your happy day! xo

The Barker's said...

It was so much fun! Must do it again next year!