Sunday, December 13, 2009

A guest for dinner.................

See the crab. See the crab run across the counter. See the crab grab onto the grill.

We're having a guest tonight for dinner. Actually, we named him. Named him "Dinner."

Mr. Scottie Dog and I have had a full day. Made it to church on time at 9 am. Picked up our Christmas photo cards at Walgreen's and came home in time to pick up a bit, doodle away some time on the computer. Mr. Bill dressed in his tuxedo finery and drove to Fortuna where he and a bunch of other Accordionairs played Christmas Accordion music at the Fortuna Christmas Music Festival. I stayed home to make some cookie treats for a book signing later this week at our store (Thursday, Dec. 17 from 6:30 - 8 pm Pat Durbin will be signing her new book during our store Christmas Open House. YOU are invited). On Tuesday night we'll all be going to The Humboldt Accordionairs' Christmas party concert. You are also invited to that at Swiss Hall in Loleta.

After Mr. Dog came home, he got out the Christmas tree from the attic. He put the colored lights on it (I prefer colored to all white, I guess I'm not in fashion). It was 5 pm. "What do you want for dinner?" I asked. "Crab?" he queried. "We don't have any crab," I answered.

So we left for the Marina...mind you it's now dark. As we pulled onto Woodly Island we nearly hit a deer slowly crossing the road. There on our left in a small grassy area were 8 deer eating quietly. I guess that small wildlife refuge located next to the marina has been a great habitat for the deer they placed! They are multiplying.

The lights were on in the cabin of the Jenna Lee, the crab boat that sells live crab....you see, Mr. Scottie Dog prefers to cook his own crab so it's fresh, REALLY fresh.


So this is the big, 'ole crab we ate for dinner.....yum, yum. Took just a few minutes to pick the crab meat out of the shell and I had mine on a bed of romaine with green onions, avocado, celery & red pepper....Mr. Scottie Dog put his over a cheesy potato.

I guess tomorrow I'll put the ornaments on the tree.




6 comments:

Liz Scott Adams said...

You know, my mom taught me that it's good manners to invite your family and friends over for dinner on Sundays.....just sayin.

BrendaLou said...

Thought you didn't like crab! Just sayin.

katie said...

Mmmmm, CRAB!!!!! Steve brought one home for me last weekend. I need another one SOON! Do you boil, steam, or grill yours? Butter or cocktail sauce, or au naturale? I'll take crab any way I can get it, I'm not picky. But good crusty bread and nice cold beer make it even better. Now I'm hungry!

jen duncan said...

yummy! John's too lazy to crack his own (can you believe it?) so it's a personal treat around here. Think I might oughta get some tomorrow. Some o' that crusty bread and a beer, too!

Debbie at QP said...

I hauled home some Alaskan King crab a couple of weeks ago for Jim. House STUNK for the night but he enjoyed them! I boil mine, just the way my mama taught me to.

BrendaLou said...

We boil our crab (usually I make Bill do it outdoors, but we just turned on the downdraft fan on the JenAire. Bill is really fast picking the crab, but I like to pick my own. It would have been better if we'd had some Humboldt Bay Sourdough Bread....anything would be better with it. too bad they "lost" the recipe when Big Loaf Bakery sold to Franz!