Yes, we do have crabs and there are thousands of them but thankfully they are NOT in the house!
What is it about these funny little creatures that make them so much fun to watch and chase? It’s a rare time that we can catch them and hopefully you won’t mind a little scratching in the palm of your hand when you do!
It seems like every generation that has stayed here has been fascinated by the crabs that live down in the grasses in little holes in the sand. Some are so very tiny – less than a half inch across. And then there are the nice big ones perfect for a good meal! But the ones that we love are the one inch size that skitter and scatter when you come too close. They seem to be constantly busy following each other east and west all over the sand. Surely there aren’t that many little things to eat for so many! Do you think they recognize their own children?
We had deviled crab for supper last night. No, I didn’t catch and clean them, although we used to do that years ago. I found these down at the end of the street at the fish market. We also bought wonderful fresh shrimp that the children loved once they understood that this is what they looked like BEFORE boiling or frying. The kids even graduated from ketchup to cocktail sauce! Definitely a growing up summer!
If it’s summer where you are – hoping you’re enjoying the fruits of a garden – corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and more. And if you’re near the ocean, maybe you’re boiling up a lobster or shrimp or a mess of crabs for your supper. Top it off with key lime pie and you’ve got a feast fit for a king! Mmmm mmm mmm.
Happy mouthwatering memories,
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