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Re: After-storm weirdness

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:30 am

AndyC wrote:I'll be going to my first crawfish boil with a friend soon - can't wait :)

I had to chuckle, though - she said that various Yankee friends of hers have turned green at the thought when invited so she asked if I was sure I wouldn't be squeamish. After all the stuff I've eaten on various bush-survival courses, I just smiled and said 'Nope'.
LOL. That reminds me of my introduction to sushi. Someone recommended I try "uni", expecting me to be disgusted. When I saw it, I said "well that's just sea urchin; heck I've busted open hundreds of them and scooped out the meat and eaten it while the spines were still wiggling." That put an end to any anticipation of my horror at the thought/sight of anything sushi....

If you like lobster and shrimp, you'll like mudbugs.......pretty much the same kind of bottom feeding crustacean flavor. I've enjoyed the crawfish boils I've been to. The biggest problem I've had is that my hands get sore after a while from peeling off the shells. The "downside" (if there can be such a thing in eating something good) is that there's not a whole lot of meat inside most of them, so you have to bust open a whole lot of them to reach satiation. If you get one where the meat is as big as your thumb, you're doing well. The upside is that with all the other stuff that gets tossed in and boiled with them - shrimp, corn on the cob, sausage, potatoes, etc. - you get a pretty big meal. Of course, beer helps it to all go down and "settle". :thumbs2:
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Re: After-storm weirdness

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Post by Tracker » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:13 am

twomillenium wrote:Actually, the nearest body of crawfish water would be almost any drainage ditch that has a small level of water for any extended time.
I remember crawfish dams or houses in the small drainage ditches in front of the house when I was growing up. My brother and I use to tie a piece of bacon on a string and pull them up until we learned that we were happier keeping the bacon for ourselves.
So you ate that bacon raw, too, after it was heated by the summer sun?

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Re: After-storm weirdness

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Post by AndyC » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:38 pm

AndyC wrote:I had to chuckle, though - she said that various Yankee friends of hers have turned green at the thought when invited so she asked if I was sure I wouldn't be squeamish. After all the stuff I've eaten on various bush-survival courses, I just smiled and said 'Nope'.
The Annoyed Man wrote:LOL. That reminds me of my introduction to sushi. Someone recommended I try "uni", expecting me to be disgusted. When I saw it, I said "well that's just sea urchin; heck I've busted open hundreds of them and scooped out the meat and eaten it while the spines were still wiggling." That put an end to any anticipation of my horror at the thought/sight of anything sushi....
It's kinda cute how they try to hide their disappointment :mrgreen:

I don't think I'll be having any beer as I'll be driving, but I do plan on not eating the night before - I'll try to stay away from the corn, though, that's definitely a fondness of mine :thumbs2:
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Re: After-storm weirdness

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Post by twomillenium » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:28 pm

Tracker wrote:
twomillenium wrote:Actually, the nearest body of crawfish water would be almost any drainage ditch that has a small level of water for any extended time.
I remember crawfish dams or houses in the small drainage ditches in front of the house when I was growing up. My brother and I use to tie a piece of bacon on a string and pull them up until we learned that we were happier keeping the bacon for ourselves.
So you ate that bacon raw, too, after it was heated by the summer sun?
Use your imagination just remember bacon is bacon. :lol:
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Re: After-storm weirdness

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Post by twomillenium » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:33 pm

If it can rain cats n dogs then I imagine mudbugs and turtles wouldn't be that hard.
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Re: After-storm weirdness

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Post by Tracker » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:30 pm

twomillenium wrote:
Tracker wrote:
twomillenium wrote:Actually, the nearest body of crawfish water would be almost any drainage ditch that has a small level of water for any extended time.
I remember crawfish dams or houses in the small drainage ditches in front of the house when I was growing up. My brother and I use to tie a piece of bacon on a string and pull them up until we learned that we were happier keeping the bacon for ourselves.
So you ate that bacon raw, too, after it was heated by the summer sun?
Use your imagination just remember bacon is bacon. :lol:
No meed for an imagination, seemed like pretty natural thing to do.

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Post by AndyC » Sun May 01, 2016 7:13 pm

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Re: After-storm weirdness

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Post by WildBill » Sun May 01, 2016 7:50 pm

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Re: After-storm weirdness

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Post by n5wd » Tue May 03, 2016 11:03 am

During the persistent rains last year, the Farm to Market road that is next to our property in southwest Denton County was closed many days due to Denton Creek overflowing the banks and washing over the road. TxDOT would station a pickup truck with flashing lights to make sure no one went around the barriers. Had to be boring for the guys, so my son and daughter-in-law rode the Gator out to see the crew one evening, loaded with snacks... they found the TxDOT worker had a bait bucket full of crawdads scooped up off the roadway. Apparently, the bucket was pretty much full.

I remember my parents trying to get me to eat crawdads when we lived next to the bayou in South Houston when I was in the 1st grade. Never developed a taste for them.
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