We had a good ole southern crawfish boil/ Mardi Gras Party last night. It was a lot of fun. We had 15 people over and boiled almost 40lbs of mudbugs. I do believe everyone had some, even if it was just a little nibble.
Along with the crawfish we also had: fried alligator, andouille sausage, tamales(I know that sounds strange but the place we ordered everything from sent them), and crawfish pie. I made homemade gumbo and we also had a king cake. And please let's not forget the HURRICANES!!!
There was not much left. Probably about 2lbs of crawfish (which will be made into more gumbo and etouffe soon), and a couple of pieces of king cake...
It was so much fun to expose our "northern" friends to a little bit of the south, to show them something new. I think we may make this a tradition at the Smith house each year.
Of course we had lots of beads and masks and we listened to a nice mix of Zydeco, Jazz, Blues, and Southern Rock.
We had live crawfish races, which were a riot! Also, one of our friends did a small stand-up routine and was quite funny.
Ended up going to bed finally around 2am. Woke up this morning feeling kinda icky...just can't party like I did when I was 20 something...oh well! A little BC powder, some caffiene and two kids under the age of 5 make you get up and get going no matter how hung over you might be!