Memorial Weekends marks the unofficial beginning of summer and what better way then to kick off summer than with a crab boil! My family and I are big fans of seafood when given the option between a bar-b-que, naturally we opted for a crab boil.
Here is what my sister in law and I came up with, I really love hosting events with her and at her house because we bounce off of each other creatively in a way that I can't with anyone else.
I like to think of myself as a Sandra Lee Semi Home Made apprentice, well because why not? She is amazing, creates the most delicious stress free meals, and most beautiful tables tablescapes. I was able to purchase many ready made items for the menu from the frozen seafood section of the supermarket and put my new 24 quart stock pot to use, only $19.99 on sale at Shop Rite.
- Buttery garlic bread
- Tortilla chips & guacamole
- Herb, Garlic, butter mussels
- Crab Cakes
- Lobster Cakes
- Crab Boil: red potatoes, sausages, corn on the cob, jumbo crab legs, shrimp
There is nothing that screams God Bless America more than good old apple pie. This one was on sale for $1.99 at Shop Rite, It tasted delicious.
Our drink of choice was a family favorite, Limeade. Minute Maid has the best frozen mix, squeeze in the juice of a couple of fresh limes and it is just as good as home made.
For the decor we kept it very simple and let the food be the center of attention
- brown paper table cover
- Dollar Tree fish net, cut in half
- Various bowls and buckets