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Crab Legs.... Yummy!! 
Jan. 28, 2012 5:29 am 
Updated: Jan. 30, 2012 12:50 pm
Our grocery store advertised they were having a two-day seafood sale, on Friday and Saturday.  One thing we both love is seafood - all kinds.  I looked through the sale ad and saw they had some awesome deals on shrimp, crab, crab legs, scallops, etc., etc.  I couldn't wait for the work day to end.  I wanted to get there before the good legs were taken!  Not to worry - the freezer was full of nice, big packages of snowcrab clusters; all for $6.99/lb.  I scooped up 5 lbs. worth.  Shrimp was $12 for a 2 pound bag of peeled and deveined large shrimp.  If only this were a pay week!  I still managed to get a good supply, and even a can of lump crabmeat so I can make crabcakes one night.

It had been a while since we had crablegs, so I could not wait for hubby to get home.  We had tropical shrimp salads with fresh pineapple and mango in them.  I found another jar of Bill's Seafood Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing in my cupboard.  Bill's is one of our favorite restaurants on Chincoteague Island.  When there I always have their tropical shrimp salads with this dressing on it. When I discovered I could buy the dressing I was in heaven.  Now I can have these salads at home.  Jon broiled some shrimp with cajun seasoning sprinkled on them and we had warmed rosemary/olive oil bread.  The star of the show was crablegs!  Those legs were so sweet and tender!  They practically jumped into that melted butter on their own and into my mouth!  We had a little over a pound of legs each and after dinner we rolled into the livingroom and plopped ourselves on the couch to rest our stomachs for dessert.  The other night we had each chosen our favorite ice cream from our local ice cream shop;  butter pecan for him; double chocolate peanut butter for me.  That's what we had for dessert - a perfect end to the week, or a perfect beginning to the weekend??
Jan. 28, 2012 5:55 am
Either way, I think you got it covered. I can eat my weight in seafood. LOLOL!
Jan. 28, 2012 5:57 am
Cat - I can, too! :)
Jan. 28, 2012 6:39 am
MA, I also love seafood! Especially crab legs... and shrimp! Now I'm gonna have to find me a sale... fingers crossed... they are too expensive otherwise! Do you have the recipe for the tropical shrim salad?
Jan. 28, 2012 6:46 am
Terry - my fingers are crossed for you. Do you have Giant Eagle near you? That's where this sale was and it was only yesterday and today. Tropical Shrimp Salad: I use mixed spring greens, chopped tomato, mushrooms, cooked & cooled shrimp (peeled, etc.), tropical fruits (usually I buy a jar of mixed tropical fruit but last night I just cut up a mango & pineapple and put some on each salad. Then, of course, the honey mustard dressing that is so yummy! You can also put cucumber on it, probably whatever you'd like in your salad.
Jan. 28, 2012 6:59 am
Mother Ann, my husband wants to be invited to dinner at your house. I swear he and my brother went to Red Lobster and ate so much crab when they had "All you can eat crab legs" and after that Red Lobster stopped having "All you can eat crab legs." Here in Colorado, the seafood is expensive. I love the mango and pineapple fruit idea. Cucumbers are my favorite. Yum!
Jan. 28, 2012 7:14 am
Some of my fond memories are of going out crabbing when I was a Kid. I grew up In new jersey near the shore, may dad had a nice boat. I done some crabbing and fishing too. my favorite fish is flounder, and next favorite is Blow fish (they are poisonous) but really good (you got to remove the skin).
Jan. 28, 2012 7:15 am
crabbing and fishing = Clamming and fishing
Jan. 28, 2012 7:42 am
Lela - Jon & I have another couple we're friends with who now live out of state. Whenever they come back to visit we get together and have a huge seafood feast. The 4 of us get in the kitchen and prepare the meal together - it is a lot of fun and we eat till we bust!
Jan. 28, 2012 7:44 am
KingSparta - I love flounder! When my son was young (maybe 6 or 7) we were fishing off a pier in VA and he caught a rather large flounder. The bait shop took his picture & then sent us a copy of the paper when it was published with a nice little story about the little boy from Ohio. :) I love clams, too!
Jan. 28, 2012 9:11 am
Oh we are very spoiled here in the Maritimes. It is lobster or crab season somewhere in Nova Scotia pretty much any time of year. We also have a constant supply of fresh scallops. The largest tuna ever caught by a woman was about 15 minutes from here at Cape George. Japanese buyers arrive during tuna season to test the tuna as soon as they are brought onto the wharf. Haddock and halibut are available fresh every day at the supermarket. There are also mussel and oyster farms along the coast. The only thing we can't get locally are those big shrimp that seem to come from questionable areas of globe and I hate buying them (but DO occasionally!). Right now the ice fishermen are hoping for colder weather so they can get out to catch smelts. Oh, the joy of it all!
Jan. 28, 2012 9:23 am
Bernice - I envy you all your fresh seafood! I love fresh fish! About the only thing I'm not a huge fan of is scallops. I have eaten them in a few dishes that I liked them, but a plain broiled scallop doesn't do much for me.
Jan. 28, 2012 9:58 am
Mother Ann my sisters son is a captain of a scallop boat in new jersey. what was funny I did not like many things like this but my sister owns a sea food restaurant. so I asked her to bring something of everything so I could face my fear. and she brought up some scallops that her son had caught they were about silver dollar size, and my mom fried them up. they were ok. but I cooked them up my self later in butter and loved them. I have been eating them for two years now.
Jan. 28, 2012 10:02 am
Mother Ann, I am jealous! I love seafood, particularly crab and salmon. But my husband won't eat any seafood so I don't ever make it. But thanks for the tip about Giant Eagle. I may stop by the store near our house and pick up some seafood for me!
Jan. 28, 2012 10:05 am
They also had salmon on sale. I was going to get some, but hubby likes salmon least of all, so I decided to wait until my son was around to enjoy it with me!
Jan. 28, 2012 10:15 am
KingSparta - my husband loves scallops. I keep trying them, someday I just may really like them!
Jan. 28, 2012 10:58 am
We seldom get seafood that is not way out of our price range but every so often we will splurge and have a feast! You have put in in the frame of mind for a feast!
Jan. 28, 2012 11:26 am
Mike - Feast, Feast, Feast! When I find a deal on seafood, I stock up. Otherwise it's too expensive to eat on a regular basis. Years ago we had a grocery store going out of business nearby. My husband happened to stop in the last day they were open - they had crablegs for $2.99/lb.! He bought every package they had. It was awesome - we had crablegs for dinner in the middle of the week. That was the best deal he ever found, I think!
Jan. 28, 2012 11:44 am
Hey Mother Ann, I am salivating as I type! I love seafood, blue claw crabs are my favorite. Hubby on the other hand says" he doesn't like to work for his food"! Boring ; ) Keep having your seafood fests while I sit here and be jealous! You have a great start to the weekend, keep it going!
Jan. 28, 2012 12:18 pm
dragonfly - I kind of like to work for my food, but I also kinda like it when hubby so kindly cracks open my claws, etc. for me! ;) You have a great weekend, too!
Jan. 28, 2012 5:20 pm
Sounds wonderful Mother Ann! Love those crab legs.
Jan. 28, 2012 6:38 pm
We just confirmed today that we'll be vacationing in the Outer Banks of NC! Maybe, we will get some fresh- not frozen- seafood. Maybe even catch our own!
Jan. 29, 2012 3:24 am
Mike - You lucky dog!!! I've only been to the Outer Banks once and I'd love to go back. We took our little pop-up camper and we stayed in Waves, which is somewhere in the middle. I could get up in the morning, take my beach chair, book, and coffee and walk about 50 yards to the beach -it was great!! Where will you be staying? I wanted to climb Cape Hatteras lighthouse, but it was over 120 degrees in the lighthouse and they closed it. I have to go back someday to do that. While I loved it there, some would say that was our vacation from "He!!" - we had blow-outs on our camper tires on the way down, and it was incredibly hot, but to us those things all just added more to our memories! You will have a chance to enjoy plenty of fresh seafood!!
Jan. 29, 2012 5:26 am
We'll be staying in a condo in Waves as the guests of some folks that seem to like us. (Don't know why. Must be my wife.) We'll drive to Columbus and pick up our son and granddaughter then on to NC. Our DIL is going to fly to Norfolk VA with her folks then make the 3 hr drive to Waves. Two friends are coming from Annapolis to join us. Two years ago, the same group stayed in Hawaii until we were kicked out.
Jan. 29, 2012 8:13 am
Sounds like the makings of a great time! You were kicked out of Hawaii??? I wanna vacation with you guys - sounds like you really know how to live it up! On your way to Columbus, if you're going to pass thru anywhere near the Akron area, we should meet up for a lunch somewhere. When are you going?
Jan. 29, 2012 12:33 pm
I'm assuming you mean a meet up on the way to NC.I would have to check with my wife and son to see if they want to stop. I doubt they will. That does not rule out a meet up. I'll send you an email when we plan to head toward Columbus again.
Jan. 30, 2012 12:50 pm
Sounds good! I'd love to meet you and your wife & girlfriend. :)
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I've been married for 32 years, and live in Ohio. We have a daughter who is married and lives nearby. Our son graduated from college and moved to South Dakota. He has his own place but still goes to visit my sister and brother-in-law and have dinner with them occasionally. We have a black lab that gets to go duck hunting with dad, 2 cats, 2 cockatiels. We own a Mexican restaurant and are learning alot about the food industry. I love to eat, go camping, read, spend time with family and friends, watch movies, and drink wine; not necessarily in that order.
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