Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My Son Loves Fishing and A Crawfish Party

Wordless Wednesday is hosted by Dixie of http://frenchlique.blogspot.com/. Please visit Dixie and everybody on her list of participants. Today's theme is still life or April Fools.I messed up and posted my son and his fish but it will qualify for an outdoor Wed. too.
I'll just post another picture. Here is a still life. I painted this in oil and it's hanging in our family room. I copied it from a picture I saw in a book.

Below is Jed, my son, my oldest child and he's always loved fishing since he was young. He looks pretty proud here with his big grouper (at least that's what I think it is.)

Yep, it's Outdoor Wednesday, hosted by Susan of http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. Let's go visit her too and check out all the awesome outdoor posts.

Every year, we get invited to an outdoor crawfish party. Last Saturday was the day and as usual, we had a lot of fun. As you can see, these guys are busy cooking lots and lots of crawfish in humongous pots. Do you see more crawfish in bags behind them?


I asked the guy if I could take over so I can have my picture taken. He was happy to oblige. LOL!



Now that they are cooked, the guy spreads them on the table while they are still steaming hot.



No need for tablescaping here. All you need is the table, a paper table cover and your hands. LOL!


Get ready to save your spot! Ok, now, come and get it!


With the crawfish are corn, mushrooms, sausage, potatoes, sweet potatoes and onions.
Jumbo crawfish, yummy! And here you see eveybody grab a spot on the table eating away. Do you see me there at the end?




My mom's enjoying her spicy corn. They cook everything altogether so everything is spicy.


While we were enjoying eating the crawfish, 2 little boys kept calling John to help them climb on the rope so they can slide from tree to tree.


There goes one!


Oh no! All the crawfish are gone, no more for John, just when he is ready to eat! LOL! Actually, there are more coming but we had to leave to go to church.


I hope you enjoyed my Wordless Tues. and Outdoor Wed. contributions. Thanks to Dixie and Susan for these fun events.




I have to also tell you that I will be gone for about 10 days. I have to keep going on trips to keep up with my Sightseeing Saturday posts, LOL! We are going on a Western Caribbean cruise. If time permits, I will post in advance and schedule their publishing but I probably won't be able to comment. The internet service in the ship is very slow and it drives me crazy. I will try to catch up when I get back. I hope you all have a great week!





















42 comments:

Kathy said...

What an incredible feast - and that is one big fish!
xo...Kathy

claudie said...

That's not a fish that's a monster!!! and all those crawfish OMGosh.
Love the pic of your mom.
Happy cruising.
Love Claudie
xoxo

Jill said...

Now that's a fish!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks like you all had a great time and had PLENTY little buggers to eat.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Awesome! I have never seen anything like that! What a party!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Oh, yummmm, We do love our crawfish boils down here don't we.
We will be going to one on the 18th can't wait.

dana said...

Wooooo-weeee! That's some big ol' fish your boy landed!! I'd be smiling too! Great photos!

Happy Wednesday! Dana

SILVIA said...

great fun post!. have lots of fun on your trip...
silvia..

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Christine! Oh my...now I am VERY hungry! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Mama said...

Hello Christine, What a lovely still life, you are very talented and what a huge fish your son caught, well done to him and looks like you all had a wonderful feast and a great time on your trip. Happy WW, Kathy.

Chandy said...

Ok, I'm salivating! Leave me some, ok? And that still life, gorgeous! I want some crawfish now! :-)

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Wow, the feast looks delicious! Your son's fish was HUGE too!

Have a great trip Christine! ☺

The White Bench said...

WOW! The party was incredible!!!
Thanks for sharing!
Happy Outdoor Wednesday,
Monica.

Joyce said...

Now that is what I call a Big Fish! All the food looks so colorful and delicious. Your Mom is really enjoying herself too! Thank you for sharing as I have never had the pleasure of eating a crawfish boil but you have sparked my interest in trying one now.
Joyce

Bo said...

Hi Christine...you painted that still life?? AWESOME!! Jed is one good looking man & he does look mighty proud of that huge catch he made...Crawfish boil...hmmm...
can't imagine what they taste like.
;-) Bo

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Oh yum! I love the crawfish boils we have had a my sister's LA home.

Deb said...

Have a fun and safe trip, can't wait to here about your adventure when you get back! Love the photos the crawfish look yummy (and messy of course)your son looks so proud of his fish!

Chandy said...

Christine, count me in for this Saturday!

http://whatnowtablescapes.blogspot.com

Dixie said...

Christine... I love your photos of the crawfish party... It brings back fond memories of my first college roommate... she was from Lousiana and her family were real authentic Cajuns! I attended many of these events, out in the swamp (her grandmother's house)... but hey... where's the Jack Daniels!

love your beautiful still life too! you are sooooo talented.. that's beautiful!
blessings. Dixie

Smilingsal said...

That's a good sized fish your son caught. I'm glad he got a picture.

Your crawfish feast looks like YUM.

prof en retraite said...

Hi Christine! Your still life is gorgeous! You are so talented! Nice fish! And....yummy crawfish boil!! Have a good time on your trip and take lots of pics!!...hugs...Debbie

Marie said...

How fun is that!??? Luv the crawfish get together...we don't have something like that here in SD.
-marie

P.S. Your son is handsome and your Mom's adorable!

ann said...

That was truly a feast.Yummmmm.And your son is so cute and I'll bet he was thrilled to death to catch this big honey...Ann

marty39 said...

Christine, I am always amazed at your painting talent. Your still-life is just gorgeous. Your son looks like he was having a great time fishing and his smile is just gorgeous. Love the big table with all the crawfish. Great fun. I hope you all have a wonderful trip, I can't wait to see all the pics. Hugs, Marty

My Crafty Little Page said...

Wow - your painting is fabulous. Now if those crawfish were crablegs I could get into it! LOL Loved the "outdoor" trip. :)Nancy

Amy said...

Wow, your crawfish party looks so much fun and super yummy! I love crawfish, but never really get a chance to have them living in PA. Looks like a fun time. Amy :)

Lynda said...

That's my kind of eats!! Looks delicious....yum!! Your son did good....what a catch! Great photos. Happy WW!

Leigh of said...

THIS is GREAT! I love this! ANd I love the picture of your daughte stiring the pot.
And I love to fish, so I loved the one with your son.

Sheri said...

oh yum! That's looks sooo delicious! Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
Hugs,
Sheri

KBeau said...

Those crawdads, as we called them when I was a child, look yummy.

Elaine said...

I can identify with you.....my three sons all love to fish! And what a fesst that was laid out. It looks incredible!
Elaine :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I love your still life! You are so talented. That spoon is bigger than you. Your son is so good looking. And that looks like one great meal! Hope you have a safe and wonderful trip. I bet you'll come back with a lot of picures to share. laurie

Nicole ~ said...

Wow Christine, that was a lot of crawfish on that table! I hope you have a wonderful trip, we will miss you.

Have lots of fun, Nicole

marty39 said...

Christine, thanks so much for stopping by my lst tablescape. I really appreciate your kind comments. I have really been having fun with all the GW finds. Hugs, Marty

Cynthia said...

Christina,
Your painting is gorgeous, your food looks fantastic, your pretty, and your son is handsome. I think you got it all girlfriend. Wonderful post, Cindy

Jadehollow said...

Awesome feast! Love them mudbugs lol. Thanks for sharing.
Debbie

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Good morning, I am stopping by to give you an award, please stop by my blog and pick it up....

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Victorian Garden Gourmet said...

Wow! I love your oil painting. It’s just beautiful. The colors are serene. You definitely have talent and an eye! I have never been to a crawfish boil. My brother-in-law used to have them all the time when he lived in New Orleans. It looks like a lot of fun.
Kate

Shelia said...

Morning, Sweet Christine! Oh, what a wonderful time this must have been. Your son is so handsome and I can see how very proud he was of catching that awesome fish.
Now, Dear One, you are just the prettiest little thing ever! I love your gorgeous little face and your smile is beautiful!
Your pictures of the crab boil are amazing! Looks like a movie.
Be a sweetie and it's so nice to get to connect to my sweet friends again,
Shelia :)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Christine,
Hope you have a great time on your cruise!

We are going to a crawfish boil in LA in April...yours looks like fun!

Susan said...

I hope you have a wonderful time and have lots of fun! Love he big fish and you don't look your age! What are you 20 something?

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, I loved reading this post, and there is nothing I love MORE than crawfish! My siter lived in Lousiana for many, many years, and her husband and I would get a huge grocery sack of boiled crawfish, sit at the table, and polish them off between the two of us! LOL! Loved seeing all the pics of your family, too! :-)

Have a great time on your cruise! Your sweet spirit will be missed. Thanks so much for praying for DiDi. She got out of the hospital and is still frail and needs prayer, so if you can remember her in your prayers, that would be wonderful! Thanks and God bless you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

Super enjoyment....

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