They call it Crawfish...

You know me... I'm really pretty new to all of this.  Growing up in Oklahoma, they didn't have crawfish.  And quite frankly, if they did, I don't think I would have been too big of a fan.  Look at this little fellow.  How can you eat him?

But living here in Louisana forces you to attend at least one crawfish boil a year... if not several.

Have I mentioned we started a new sunday school class at our church?  Stephen, myself, and our friends Eric and Heather have launched a 20 somethings class at First Baptist Shreveport.  We love it.  It's just getting started, but we've had a great time launching this class for our church.

Yesterday, we had our sunday school crawfish boil at the church and I learned a thing or two about preparing crawfish.

1.  It involves tall galosh boots.  Ok, I'm on board with that.  I have a pair of rain boots that would work.  Check.

2.  It invovles purchasing my weight in crawfish.  In bags.  They "purging" them, which involves a clean rinse or some sort.  Twice.  They're still alive in this picture.  Yes.  Trying to escape their iminent death.

3.  Boiling.  5 minutes is all it takes.  And lots of seasoning.  I wasn't really part of the seasoning part... but I know it happened.  Oh, and they had potatoes and sausauge in there.  Then we added corn after they had cooked.  Stir stir stir.

4.  Pour into coolers to keep them hot.

5.  Scare small children by said crawfish.  (I know how he feels)

6.  Enjoy your crawfish with the finest china foil trays.

He's just not into the crawfish... but I bet that Apple tastes good!

One of Stephen's three trays he ate.  I will admit... he peeled a couple for me, but I mostly ate his potates and sausage.  I still have a hard time getting on board with these "mud bugs" as they call them.

Trying to learn how to peel.  It's hard work for such little meat.  But they love it!

We had a great time everyone!  Thanks for coming out! 

If you'd like to try out our sunday school, we meet in room 112 at First Baptist Shreveport at 9:15 on Sunday mornings.  We'd love to have you! 

 Stephen with his sweet sister, Mary Katherine...


Anonymous said...

Sarah! It looks like you all had a wonderful time. So glad you have helped start the class!