Last night was the annual Crawfish Boil in our neighborhood, which includes (natch!) lots of mudbugs, barbecued pork, brisket, homebrewed beer (not mine, but maybe next year) and a rich assortment of homemade sides.
|This was my first helping. First of many.|
It's a good feel, to come together as a neighborhood like that. A sense of community, the pleasure of sharing with my neighbors, the delicious food - they're all good for me. This year, I bought some bread (I'd planned to bake it, but a stomach bug on my day off meant no food prep), as well as 3 bottles of my Riesling and some orange and mango-habanero mead (still not completely aged, but darn tasty nonetheless - and 15% ABV, so with a nice kick). My Bock just got bottled, so it's still 3 weeks out from being ready to drink. Next year, I'm going to be ready earlier, and I'll have more wine and beer ready to haul out, and probably some cheese as well.
Today is mostly recovery - I helped clean up and put away tables and chairs, and I've got some housecleaning to do, and then it's making Mozzarella, and starting a batch of Shiraz so I've got it ready for our trip to the beach in August to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary.
I'll be trying to get back in the swing of things here, aiming for a post a week.
So, how YOU doin'?