Monday, July 27, 2015

Blue Monday - Blue Crabs!

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I was raised in Maryland, the state famous for Blue crabs.


The Blue crab is so named because of its sapphire-tinted claws. Its shell, or carapace, is actually a mottled brownish color, and mature females have red highlights on the tips of their pincers. Prized by humans for their sweet, tender meat, these wide-ranging, ten-legged crustaceans are among the most heavily harvested creatures on the planet. source


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This past Wednesday, Johnny and I decided to try a restaurant that had just opened in our area: Pinchers Crab Shack. Our waiter is showing off his Blue shirt. (This was taken outside on the patio. That Florida sunshine is messing up the picture.)




Johnny is ready to dive into his grouper sandwich. A customer behind him has on a Blue shirt. The paper lining the food baskets is printed with the restaurant's name and beautiful Blue crabs.


Here's my dinner. (Oh Happy Day!) Six hard shelled Blue crabs, covered with Old Bay Seasoning. (The crabs turn color when cooked.) The first thing I did was to get rid of that melted butter and lemon wedge. I don't need them. Then, I cracked open the crabs and happily picked away for 2 ½ hours! What a treat!


Have you ever eaten Blue crabs?


Happy Blue Monday!



Monday, July 20, 2015

Blue Monday - Sibling Lunch

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With people living so far apart, I don't see my siblings very often. We three recently got together. Therefore, this week was a special treat for me.

My brother and sister and their spouses came to have lunch with us this week. I asked the waitress to take a picture of the occasion. Of the eight pictures taken, this was the only one that turned out. [sigh] Johnny and Alison are in shades of Blue.



Clockwise, you can see me, Johnny peeking around my sister, her husband, my twin, and his wife.We went to Grillsmith. Everyone enjoyed the meal and the time together.

Happy Blue Monday!

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