Let's Get Crackin'!

On the evening of Tuesday, August 31, 2010 all seven of the gourmet girls gathered around Lynley's table for a decadent crab feast!  We started off the evening with Lemon Margaritas (w/o the alcohol) and LS's delicious appetizer: watermelon with goat cheese and hazelnuts.  Coincidentally Andrea's Arugula, Watermelon and Feta Salad had many of the same ingredients.  Raquel treated us to Red Lobster's Cheddar Biscuits and our side by Jodi was Ina Garten's Corn Confetti.  Our main dish of course was King Crab Legs and Lara treated us to some authentic French Crepes for desert(made by a Frenchman himself)!  Bridget sent a "to-go" treat of Sticky Vanilla Popcorn.  Lynley was prepared with bibs, buckets for the disposal of crab legss, crackers and tiny crab forks.

Our hostess hard at work!


Lemon Margaritas


LS's Fancy  Appetizer 
Watermelon bites topped with honey goat cheese,
pistachio nuts and a piece of arugula




King Crab Legs! 
Lynley boiled them for 4 minutes.  Because they were so long, she turned them around 1/2 way through.  She cooked 8 lbs for the seven of us, which allowed each of us two crab legs.  So generous!  She shopped around a little and found Costco to have the best price. 


Lara's Delicious Crepes

1/4 cup sugar
3 drops vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 cup flour
2 TBS melted butter
pinch of salt

Mix everything but the flour first, then slowly add the flour.  Mix it until blended.  IT should be thick but not too thick.  Turn the stove on to about a 7 (you can adjust up or down as necessary as you cook).  Spray or butter a crepe pan.  Pour into the buttered pan to cover the bottom of the pan thinly while rotating your hand to get coverage.  When it's done sprinkle some sugar on it while it's hot.  Makes 6 crepes.  BON APPETIT!

Sticky Vanilla Popcorn
1 cube butter
1/2 cup sugar
A little less than 1/2 cup Karo syrup
1 tsp vanilla powder

Pop popcorn and set aside.  Melt butter in saucepan on stove.  Add sugar, Karo syrup, and vanilla powder, stirring continuously.  Let boil for one minute.  Stir in popcorn and enjoy!  I popped 3/4 cup of kernels and it seemed just the right amount to be thoroughly covered, but not too gooey.  I dump the popped corn into another bowl after it has popped to remove uncooked kernels.


Pat and Paul said...

OK, where are the recipes? I've always love the cheese biscuits from Red Lobster. You guys are too creative but fun. Love you all Pat

Dustin and Whit said...

I love crab, its the kind of special treat I only get on either my honeymoon at the hotel buffet, or on my birthday- in other words, not often enough! Looks SO delicious! Love the blog re-design!