Brad & Brian's Crawfish Boil #8
April 22nd, 2006
(and Brad's 40th bday)
This year's Boil occurred just one day before my 40th birthday - and what a great way to
celebrate becoming middle-aged. LOL. After having 101 degree weather just a week earlier
and heavy rain just two days before, the pleasant Spring weather returned just in time for the
Boil. Due to scheduling conflicts some of the usual suspects couldn't make it this year (The
Agnews, The Sanders, The Chandlers, Dave Carlson) but some folks who normally don't make it
were able to attend (The Hoods, The Cottens, The McCulloughs, The Bernbaums). We ended up with
around 50 adults and 20 kids. Good times!
Be sure to check out the short videos at the bottom of this page...
Brian did another great job cooking the crawfish, potatoes and corn. And Jodi made a wonderful
remoulade sauce (dipping sauce for the crawfish). Thanks guys! 100 pounds of crawfish was
the right amount - we only had a few pounds left over. I made some queso and some PB&J
sandwiches for the young'uns. Debbie Speck made a wonderful cheesecake, Billie Hale made her
famous lemon-pound cake and Kylen brought some great mac & cheese. No one left hungry :)
I bought a large, elevated, stainless steel cooler at SAMs for this year's Boil. It was a big hit. That
thing can probably hold 5 cases of beer and soft drinks. I loaded the right side with booze,
the left side with juice boxes, bottled water and sodas. The picture on the right was taken
just before everyone showed up. Brian had filled my two large pots with his spicy ingredients;
preparing them for the crawfish.
Joe Hood and Tracy Cotten
Kathy Bates and Brad
Gerry Usrey was kind enough to bring a birthday cake, complete with a largemouth
bass. Is Nancy praying over dad's head? LOL.
My buddy Dave Carlson introduced me to the game of cornhole
a few months ago. It's a bean-bag-tossing type game, and it's addicting. Actually, those
bags are filled with dry kernels of corn, not beans. I found a
on the net that built me two cornhole
boards and they painted my Stoner's Bass
logo on them. Pretty cool. Anyway, the kids as well as the adults at the
Crawfish Boil had a ball playing cornhole.
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The pre-party prep (84 seconds)
Stan loading his plate (42 seconds)
Various shots (73 seconds)
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