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Kristoff

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Good afternoonevening Alles. Ok, just back from a few hours of crabbing at one of the local spots where I also go kayaking during the week. We were using both chicken drum sticks and clams/mussels for bait - chicken won out. We caught enough for a nice crab cake dinner later this evening.

For those who don’t know - these are Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs. It’s prime season now while the waters are warm. They need to be Males and 5 and 1/4 inch long to be harvested.

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Not Bad - Dinner Plate Size

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Crabbing recipe, never fails -- use 1 kg of chicken to catch 200 grams’ worth of crab meat. It’s great. And tastes like chicken! [emoji13]

Sorry, just teasing. We had an amazing crab cake yesterday at a popular seafood restaurant here. They served it with a hot mango sauce. I thought of you and wifey.[emoji4]
 

Kristoff

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Good mornooning, roommates! A little bird told me it’s almost the weekend.

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Daughter was in a choir camp this week, but she twisted her ankle yesterday and is resting at home today. Despite this, I was able to go out shopping! Husband stayed in, so I got to go all the way to the Dollar Store!!.. where nothing costs a dollar. At best it’s 1.99 plus tax. Must be the conversion rate to the yuan.

Our first kiddie birthday party is tomorrow, and so my Saturday horrors recommence.
 

Maro2Bear

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Crabbing recipe, never fails -- use 1 kg of chicken to catch 200 grams’ worth of crab meat. It’s great. And tastes like chicken! [emoji13]

Sorry, just teasing. We had an amazing crab cake yesterday at a popular seafood restaurant here. They served it with a hot mango sauce. I thought of you and wifey.[emoji4]
Haaaaa. Luckily chicken is very cheap, 10-12 drum sticks for about $4.00. A crabcake dinner in here Maryland will run you $20.00. And not nearly as packed with crab as home made. (Plus, we reuse them many times over)

Wonder where your crabs were from? Possibly shipped up from @Moozillion ’s neck of the woods.
 

Maro2Bear

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Good mornooning, roommates! A little bird told me it’s almost the weekend.

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Daughter was in a choir camp this week, but she twisted her ankle yesterday and is resting at home today. Despite this, I was able to go out shopping! Husband stayed in, so I got to go all the way to the Dollar Store!!.. where nothing costs a dollar. At best it’s 1.99 plus tax. Must be the conversion rate to the yuan.

Our first kiddie birthday party is tomorrow, and so my Saturday horrors recommence.
Cute little REAL robin!
 

Kristoff

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Haaaaa. Luckily chicken is very cheap, 10-12 drum sticks for about $4.00. A crabcake dinner in here Maryland will run you $20.00. And not nearly as packed with crab as home made. (Plus, we reuse them many times over)

Wonder where your crabs were from? Possibly shipped up from @Moozillion ’s neck of the woods.
Don’t know, but they were blue crabs before they were turned into a yellowish cake. I’m sure nothing beats your crab dinner! [emoji39]
 

Maro2Bear

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Is that what my coffee-morning visitor was? I’m inscribe it into my mind: REAL robin, REAL robin [emoji23]

(I was hoping someone would tell me what bird it was.)
Yep...a North American robin, as opposed to those lil UK robins. You have a juvenile there, the adults have a full red breast.

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EllieMay

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Good afternoonevening Alles. Ok, just back from a few hours of crabbing at one of the local spots where I also go kayaking during the week. We were using both chicken drum sticks and clams/mussels for bait - chicken won out. We caught enough for a nice crab cake dinner later this evening.

For those who don’t know - these are Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs. It’s prime season now while the waters are warm. They need to be Males and 5 and 1/4 inch long to be harvested.

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Not Bad - Dinner Plate Size

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A Collander & More Full


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Steaming

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Getting Ready to Steam
Yum... but so much work!!! At least you had the fun of catching them:)

I had some deep fried crab with spicy tuna on top yesterday... 5 star stuff right there [emoji6]
 

EllieMay

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Crabbing recipe, never fails -- use 1 kg of chicken to catch 200 grams’ worth of crab meat. It’s great. And tastes like chicken! [emoji13]

Sorry, just teasing. We had an amazing crab cake yesterday at a popular seafood restaurant here. They served it with a hot mango sauce. I thought of you and wifey.[emoji4]
Lmao!!! So true!
 

EllieMay

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Good mornooning, roommates! A little bird told me it’s almost the weekend.

View attachment 279110

Daughter was in a choir camp this week, but she twisted her ankle yesterday and is resting at home today. Despite this, I was able to go out shopping! Husband stayed in, so I got to go all the way to the Dollar Store!!.. where nothing costs a dollar. At best it’s 1.99 plus tax. Must be the conversion rate to the yuan.

Our first kiddie birthday party is tomorrow, and so my Saturday horrors recommence.
Poor daughter! Hope the ankle mends quickly!

Better look for a “just a buck” or “dollar tree” ...they really do have $1 items [emoji23]

On the upside, kiddie birthday parties means kiddie friends.. that’s quick work in a new country! Well done!
 
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