Quick and Easy Crawfish Boil

I’m not even sure how she does it.
She just walks off the plane, and EVERYBODY is putty in her hands.

She says something, and it’s golden.
“Hey Girls, let’s help your mom and clean up the entire house!” and all four of my kids jump up and start scrubbing the walls.

How does she do that?
I think it’s magic. Maybe Voodoo.

She’ll spank my hide for saying that. IT’S NOT VOODOO.

Such a misconception about people from Louisiana. My mother does not practice black magic. She goes only by the grace of God.  You hear me Mommy? Only by the grace of God!  She’s gonna kill me. I’ve really done it. 

I’M JUST SAYIN’. . . .it’s awfully strange, how the wildlife flocks to her, like she’s some Grandmother Nature. The birds of the air, the animals of the sea, the children of the house.  They all still in her presence.

These are all real pictures, taken by my camera, of animals flocking to come be with my mother. Can you hear
the angels singing? They are.

Well, this last one doesn’t STILL. But she does slow down, which counts for something.

And, I swear, she never ceases to amaze me.
How she can make my children, who are incessantly complaining and bored, be amused and occupied by a sport in which you must sit or stand and do nothing.

AND While I’m running around hot, bothered, and slipping in the mud for no apparent reason, she has the baby on her hip, soothing her WHILE baiting the fishing line.

That’s mad crazy, people.

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It’s all very fishy if you ask me.
Even the crawfish stick around when she comes to town.

It’s nearing the end of the season, and it’s more difficult to find these little bugs in the grocery store. But like I said, the minute she stepped off the plane, the crawfish came a runnin’.

Probably because they know, it’s an honor to have her season them up and suck them down.

I love my momma.

Quick and Easy Crawfish Boil
* I probably don’t have to tell you this. But you’re gonna need a really big pot for these daddies. And of course, feel free to add more or less of whatever you like, onions also add a nice kick. My father in law likes to add chicken to his boils, and it always comes out rather tasty.

No crawfish? Try using raw Jumbo shrimp!

Ingredients –

3-4 pounds live crawfish
About 3 quarts of water
2/3 cup Crab boil
8 cobbettes (corn cobs cut in 1/3’s)
8 medium sized red skinned tomatoes
Smoked sausage, optional
2 TB Lemon Juice


1. Rinse the crawfish, daddies, bugs, or whatever you call them in the sink. I’m not sure if I need to tell you this, but leave them in the bag, because they are still alive and will be a flailing mess if you release them in your sink. And then, good look on getting them in the pot in anyway that might not be awkward. Remove any dead or crushed crawfish.

2. In a large pot, boil 3 quarts of water with the Crab boil for 10 minutes. Add potatoes, corn, lemon juice, and sausage if using. Bring back to boil, and boil for 15 minutes longer.
3. Now, if you’re like me, and you misjudged the size of your pot, you may need to remove the potatoes and corn before you add the crawfish. If you’re a planner, and you planned well, just add the crawfish. Bring back to boil, and boil for 3 minutes, NO LONGER.

 4. Drain. Peel to eat. Chug a beer. Or maybe two. Root beer works just as well. Oh! And don’t forget to suck the heads 🙂

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