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Post  SouthWestyKim on Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:21 pm

Well we had my last campout of the season until next spring and what a campout it was. We headed up to the lake with some friends of ours for one last time. The weather was beautiful fall weather, where the day was warm but just perfect for sitting next to the fire reading a book, letting the soft fall breeze gently blow across the water making you glad a little fire was going.The campground was empty except for one or two motorhome campers, the colors were just after its peak and make you feel wrapped up in golden hues of soft copper and burnished gold. We all just sat by the fire looking out over the lake to the hills of color,cows dotted here and there, huge flocks of blackbird flying together as a black moving cloud that danced across the sky taking wonderful shapes like schools of fish. For dinner we had a big crab boil in a pot we placed on rocks in the carmpfire…we had crab,potatoes,shrimp, andouie sausage,corn on the cob all seasoned with lousianna spices. When it was done we layed newspaper on the picnic table and poured it out and ate with our fingers..you couldnt have asked for anything better. I will always have this memory of friends and nature to look back on as I look foward to next years camping adventures. Here are a couple pictures of our feast Smile




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Post  abivens on Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:13 pm

Wow that looks like an amazing feast. i would love to learn how to do a crab boil.
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Post  merrykalia on Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:42 pm

We do a "frogmore stew" that is pretty much the same, but with shrimp, potatoes, corn, polish sausage, onion, jalapenos and Old Bay.

Alan, we (my family) plan to do it one evening during the Pine Mountain trip and your family is welcome to join us. It won't be spicy hot since my mom, nor Elora can eat it if it's hot, so even your girls could eat it. My girls love it and if I ask what they want for supper, Frogmore is always their response.

If you want to join us, you can just bring along your fixin's and we will throw it into the pot. I would just buy enough, but with these ingredients, it's rather pricey!!!

We'll talk about it when you get there - we will probably do it Saturday night.

Anybody else that would like is also welcome to join us - I will bring a HUGE pot and a big pot. I have fed up to 50 with the HUGE pot!!

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Post  Richard on Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:26 am

Wow Kim,
With that great description, I feel like I was there. If you ever write a book, put me down to buy a copy! If you haven't considered it, you should. Writing vivid description with such a ring of genuiness and reflected emotion is something most people cannot do. All you need is a cast of characters and a good plot.
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Post  abivens on Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:08 am

And pictures ( I have always liked books with lots of pictures, oh, and not too many big words)
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Post  Richard on Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:59 am

Not just pictures, but pictures of good people with good food. I just keep looking, and looking, and looking.
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Post  Darcamper on Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:23 pm

Looks like you had a great time. The food looks GOOD...I never thought of doing something like that. You just cooked everything in one pot? For how long?

Does some of the food cook longer then others like the corn? I will need to do this on a cold camping trip.

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Post  abivens on Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:03 pm

I can envision an entire camping trip built around this meal. It would have to be a wooded area (a state park or something), chilly or blustery, and a roaring campfire. Following the feast we could retire to the fire with a hot cup of some of Dave's fine coffee brew. Now thats campin'
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Post  merrykalia on Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:03 am

abivens wrote:I can envision an entire camping trip built around this meal.

We have done that MANY times!! That was our Thanksgiving meal a few years ago when we were at the beach. We bought fresh shrimp from a boat, we caught our own crabs, then added our potatoes, corn and polish sausage. It was fabulous!!!

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Post  Richard on Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:35 am

merrykalia wrote:
abivens wrote:I can envision an entire camping trip built around this meal.

We have done that MANY times!! That was our Thanksgiving meal a few years ago when we were at the beach. We bought fresh shrimp from a boat, we caught our own crabs, then added our potatoes, corn and polish sausage. It was fabulous!!!

what about the turkey?
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Post  merrykalia on Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:35 am

Richard wrote:
what about the turkey?


HE was with me, too!! He loved the Frogmore Stew as much as I did.

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Post  abivens on Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:33 pm

lol good one!
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