Saturday, February 9, 2008

Some Crab and Some Meme

What is it about this time of year?

I was looking through a local magazine and noticed that from about the end of January to the end of March, every weekend there is a FEED.

Not a spaghetti feed, or a live feed, but the ultimate of all feeds...the CRAB FEED.

It's interesting to go to these fund raisers where people go and stuff themselves, all in the name of raising money. When you look at the above picture, you think it must be an exhaggeration. Readers, it's not. They bring you tray by tray of this stuff.

Tonight's cause? It was a group of ice skaters. I originally drove to babysit my sister's boys, so she & the hubby could go out, but he is sick with a cold and so I got to go in his place. man's cold is Grandy's tummy ache.

So, as I recover from the ample amounts of butter and crab, I might as well respond to this meme I was tagged with by good ol' Kelly O.

Name something you do everyday: Brush my teeth (I know, thank goodness)

Name 2 things you wish you could learn: Sign language (always been fascinating), organizational skills (I make the effort, but applying it daily is a struggle).

Name 3 things that remind you of your childhood: Summer evenings when it stays late forever (it gave new meaning to "in by dark"), Competative softball (there were years we played year round), and Jerry Lewis Telethon (Hated that damn started the next day).

4 things you love to eat but rarely do: Mississippi Mud Pie (lost the recipe), avocado (I love a good ripe one but am not good at buying one), Crab (I know I know, but I only go to these once or twice a year) and lemon bars (again with the recipe, but this was one of the first things I learned to bake).

Name 5 things/people that make you feel good: I'm blessed with many people in my life, so I'll go with things, for the obvious reasons - A good hair day, pretty nails, fitting in pants that I haven't been able to wear for a while, ice-cold water.

I don't know that I'm going to tag anyone for this but I'm inviting anyone who wants to play, feel free. Just let me know when you're done so I can come check it out. :)


dkuroiwa said...

Hi Grandy! Thanks for visiting my's always nice to meet new people!! I have bookmarked your blog...the first picture I saw on yours cemented that I would be coming back!!!
Holy Moly but that's a bunch of crab!!! Living in Japan, we don't get crab like time we had some at a restaurant and I kept thinking..."no really...where's the REAL crab?" :-D They were teeny tiny crab wannabes!!

I may be "borrowing" your questions...I'll let you know when I post them!!
Have a super day!!

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Grandy,
Oh my gosh, what are you trying to do to me here? LOL. That is so my downfall there. SEAFOOD!!!! I love me some crab and peel em' and eat em' shrimp and stuffed crab. Oh my, I'm craving some seafood now. I could make myself sick eating all those good things. But I don't. LOL. I enjoyed reading your Meme. Always good to learn things about our blogging friends. I have finally put up a new post this morning. Hopefully things will get back to normal since my DH has left for work. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Suzanne said...

Ooooh, that crab looks really good. I wish I were in the land of crab feeds, but we left that behind in Maryland. Instead, we'll be dining on Fair food. (we're not answering any calls from you know who today!)

I'm going to use your Meme tomorrow, thanks!

Mrs. G. said...

Oh Grandy, I am jealous of your crab feed. If you have to have too much of a good thing, crab with melted butter would be at the top of the list. It would be worth the tummy ache. Cracking crabs is one thing that takes me back to childhood. Newspaper spread on the table and those little forks.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I have never been to a crab feed, but we always have a ripe avocado or five around here. My good friend has avocado groves so we have a constant supply!

Sandy C. said...

I've never heard of or been to a crab feed, but I want to now! I LOVE crab.

GReat randoms! You've made me incredibly hungry...crabs, lemon bars, mud pies, avocado's....Yummmmmm!

Dens said...

Great post, Mar...making me hungry. I try to go to one of these feeds every year...haven't been to one in quite some time. They are awesome...I know how you feel about eating too much...but is there ever really too much crab?hehehe... or shrimp for that matter.
Sorry I haven't blogged for a while,...still trying to get it together after the ski trip...
I will play along with your stay tuned..


Grandy said...

dkuroiwa~ Thanks for stopping by! I enjoyed visiting your site and will be back again. Teeny crab wannabes? NOT GOOD!!

Karen~ I do believe I may have just found your cryptonite. ;)

Suzanne~ Fair Food also rocks!!

Mrs. G~ Oh yes, the melted butter was flowing!! The belly ache was indeed worth it.

Jenn~ Constant supply of avocado? FIELD TRIP TO JENNS FOR SOME AVOCADO & JUGGLING LESSONS!! :)

Sandy~ NEVER? The picture is no exageration. ;)

Dens~ You just came back from should be set now. We should go to a crab feed together. :D

Michele said...

I don't eat crab, but I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. :-)

Neat things to learn about you in the meme. #1 was very funny. You're so silly!


Kelly O said...

Great list! I love avocados, too, and totally suck at picking them out.

Grandy said...

Michele~ Yep...Silly indeed, but I thought I should let people know that the teeth brushing is a priority.

Kelly~ Let's hook up and go raid Jenn@juggling life's pantry for them. ;)

Malone! said...

Are you working the Crab Feed with ME? It would be much more entertaining! Does that picture reflect your table last year???

Dre the Texican said...

Maybe one of these recipes will come close to your Mississippi Mud Pie, who knows?

I absolutely love the All Recipes site, and I am going to be visiting your blog on the regular (that's partial ghetto talk).

xoxo, Dre

Grandy said...

Malone!~ WELCOME LOVELY!! Heck no I'm not workin this one. It falls on mine & hubby's anniversary. This is big for us ya know. ;)

Dre~ Thanks for stopping by...and for the link to the recipe site. Welcome to the craziness!!

Tina Coruth said...


Crab feed???? Really??? I am living in the wrong state. Do you know what kind of fundraisers we have here?? Baked beans or Spaghetti suppers!! And you know your tummy is not the problem after the baked bean supper. LOL

Sign me:
Extremely jealous in NH

Grandy said...

Tina~ You SLAY me!! Thanks for the visual on the Bean Supper. ;)