Crafty Crabbies.


This year will be our first year ever getting a Christmas Tree, so I wanted to go all out with the decorations. We have wanted to do something with our crab shells for a long time, so I decided to get crafty.

I saved the crab shells, rinsed them, soaked them in some dish detergent, and let them dry.

Next I laid them out on newspaper. The fun part comes now. I spray painted them green, red, and silver. I will be adding gold once I get new shells.

I will use these cuties for ornaments, or maybe even to string them up with lights. My first crafty project was easy, simple, and almost free!

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New Jersey Style Blue Crabs.


Okay. Yes I am from Maryland. Yes I love Maryland. I grew up fetching fatty blue crabs off the dock in my backyard. Yes we steamed them. With lots of old bay. They were delicious. A typical crab feast in Maryland would consist of beer, cheese and crackers, pickles, vinegar, hot butter, extra old bay, friends, and of course paper towels and CRABS. When I moved down to the Florida Keys my heart still longed for my beloved blue crabs. I would have to settle for stone crabs. Still very tasty, but nothing like home.  Continue reading “New Jersey Style Blue Crabs.”