Crawfish Boil | Louisiana Easter Sunday 2016 | DeRidder, Louisiana
March 29, 2016
Have you ever been to Louisiana? If you have, chances are you’ve probably been offered crawfish or have had them. The phrase “You twist off the head and suck the brains” does not sound appealing…. At all.. In fact, it’s a tad bit of a turn off… haha.. BUT! You actually do not have to do it to get the full flavor of the crawfish (or at least I do not). Turns out, they are actually pretty amazing! It’s a lot of hard work to get that tiny piece of meat, but it is totally worth it! Now if any of you have another tip or tricks on cracking these suckers and getting the prize, feel free to share! I am absolutely what one would call an amateur when it comes to eating crawfish!
Louisiana Easter consist of many many crawfish boil (s)! Not your typical baked ham, green beans, rolls…… You get yummy crawfish, corn, potatoes, mushrooms, sausage, and if you’re lucky, shrimp! In the words of our son “I FLIPPING LOVE IT HERE!!!!!”-Braxton, who’s 6 years old, is absolutely in love with this Southern living!
So this was how our Easter Sunday morning went.. We woke up at what some would say the butt crack of dawn, dark 30, dusk, or sunrise for most, to start our adventures of getting our crazy littles and the two of us ready for Easter service. We made it a point to get up extra early to look our “Sunday Best” for Easter service and so that the kiddos could enjoy what the Easter Bunny stuffed in their baskets the night before. Unfortunately, the Easter bunny stuffed some gack into one of Baylee bugs eggs and about 10 minutes before we were supposed to walk out of the house to make it to service on time, Baylee comes walking up pouting that she had some stuck in her hair… Some… yeah more like the entire egg full of gack was embedded in her hair, about an inch from the top of her scalp and smack dab in the front… I can laugh about this now, but I’m pretty sure I was as mad as a hornet with steam coming out of my ears at the time.. I love my little stinkers golden locks that nearly touch her tiny little bum… and I did not want to cut her hair off, and I especially did not want to give her 1” bangs smack in the front of her head. Not that I didn’t think she could rock the heck out of those bangs, but we’ve been so adamant about growing her hair for so long. I frantically posted on Facebook to see who had tips and tricks on how the heck to get this out of her hair… after a few minutes, it dawned on me that hey! this is a water based gack. So I got her in the tub where the water was just warm enough to start melting the gack, washed her hair and brushed through it, and BAM! The gack was gone!!!! Whoop Whoop! Thank ya Lord! Sadly, we were going to be able 20 minutes late for our service, so we missed that.
Around lunch time we made our way towards Texas to our realtors home, where they welcomed us like family for their Easter Sunday get together. We met some fabulous people and our kiddos had a blast and we ate some AH-Mazing food!!!! I believe the Morrow family cooked about 350lbs of crawfish, hid about 400 eggs for the kids to hunt, and hosted one heck of an Easter get together.
Speaking of the Morrow family, Amber and PeeWee are quiet the duo! If you’re in need of a realtor, or a home inspector, please check them out! They’re absolutely amazing at what they do and once you’ve worked with them, you might as well consider yourself family! Amber works for Noles and Frye Realty in DeRidder, and PeeWee works for himself as a home inspector. Highly recommend the two!