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Monday, October 18, 2010

Come Join Us At the Party!


In case you're looking for me, I'm at Patrice's barn party
(http://www.everydayruralty.com/.)  She's having a Blog-aversary and we're celebrating in the barn and was kind enough to invite me.  Come on along with me and don't be shy! She would LOVE to have you!

1.  WHO WOULD YOU BRING WITH YOU?
My husband, who always likes to be where there's LOTS of food!  I'd also bring my little dog, Lilly, who, if you've seen her pictures, also likes to be where there's LOTS of food!

2.  WHAT WOULD YOU WEAR TO THE PARTY?  
If it's in the 60's during the day, I'll be wearing a long sleeve Gap tee-shirt (I think I have one in every color they make!), Levi's jeans, then slip on my barn coat when it gets chilly later tonight. Oh, and my cowboy boots, too, in case Patrice allows me to saddle up and ride one of her horses :-) 

3.  WHAT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO SEE ON MY FARM?
I'm most looking forward to meeting Patrice and her whole family.  They seem like such nice people...and then all of her animals, of course! Especially the horses wearing the scarves and hats that Patrice has knitted for them.    

4.  WHAT DISH WOULD YOU BRING WITH YOU?
I sure hope Patrice has an electrical outlet in her barn because being a native Marylander, I'd like to bring a big crock pot of ... 

Maryland Crab Soup
Ingredients

2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
3 cups water
1 cup fresh lima beans
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 cup sliced carrots
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning TM
2 cups beef broth
1 pound blue crab crabmeat
10 blue crab claws, steamed (optional)
1 gallon water 

Directions

1.Place whole tomatoes, water, lima beans, corn, sliced carrots, chopped onion, Old Bay seasoning, and beef broth, in a 4 quart pot. Heat to simmer, cover, and cook for 5 minutes.

2.Bring 1 gallon water to boil. Add crab claws and boil 6 minutes. Drain crab and set aside.

3.Stir crabmeat (and crabs claws, if desired) into tomato and vegetable mixture. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes longer. Serve hot.

5.  WHAT GAME OR ACTIVITY WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO DURING OUR GET TOGETHER?
I liked Kim's idea at http://fieldofmydreams.blogspot.com/  of bobbing for apples.  Haven't done that in forever, but think it would be fun. Great idea, Kim :-) Or how about a group of us making caramel apples? Haven't had one of those in forever, either. YUMMY!!!

8 comments:

  1. What fun!!! Oh...by the way...I remember bobbing for apples as a kid but now that I'm aware of the germ factor...uh...nope..can't do that anymore! LOL

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  2. The horse awaits! We love soup. I have electricity at one of the barns, but we can run am extension. I'm all for the idea of making caramel apples together. It sounds like such fun. Thanks for joining!

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  3. Well I for one can't wait to try the soup. It looks wonderful. So glad you are up and running. :) It looks really good too. So lets bob for apples and I have been dying for a caramel one.

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  4. UGH! Dawn at Puzzle Pieces posted caramel apples a few days ago and it just about sent me into withdrawals! And now here we go again!!!

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  5. I seriously miss fried crab cakes....made the right way. Soup sounds good and I love those answers, especially the Gap shirt!

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  6. I wonder if I could 'trick' my husband that it was chicken in that soup! Cuz it sure sounds awesome!

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