In my family, birthdays are special. The birthday person is the king or queen of the day with a special meal and presents. October is Himself’s birthday month. We celebrated with a crab boil done up by my brother-in-law. The huge stock pot I brought up was too large for the gas grill…
… so we switched gears and made a wood fire to cook by.
When there was a good bed of coals and more wood burning, BIL transferred the stock pot onto the stone tripod.
The fire was built back up and we waited as it came to a boil.
BIL kept watch so he could get the timing right for all the things he would be adding:
potatoes, then corn, then lobster, then king crab and finally shrimp.
My Dad kept watch too. A fire is a nice place to sit around and talk.
Finally the steaming pot was done and it was time to eat.
Little Bird enjoyed her first ear of corn.
And the rest of us hoovered the delicious seafood. There weren’t many leftovers that night!