Sunday, February 23, 2014

Crab Feed!

We look forward to the Portland Yacht Club Crab Feed all year!  Yesterday was the day.  It's so much fun!  The club is all decorated with crabby stuff and lights and balloons.. this is the ballroom, and that is my sister Roberta and her husband Ted.  

My sister Denise waited in the line at the bar and brought back Tequila Sunrises for Dayle and I.  Yum!

This is my niece Whitney, Denise's daughter and her boyfriend Jeff.  Whitney is an attorney and has a new job with a firm and had her first trial last week!  We are so proud of her!  She's been seeing Jeff for quite a while and this is the first time we've met him.  He's ever so nice and we approve.  :-)

This is Roberta's youngest of two sons, Cliff and his wife, Tammy.  They joined Portland Yacht Club last year and their guests were my sister Roberta and Ted.

Ted, Roberta and Denise.. my family!  Do you see all the burgees (nautical flags identifying different yacht clubs)?  They run down each side of the ballroom and signify yacht clubs that have reciprocal agreements with our club.

My sweetheart and I.

And with a whoosh and right on time the servers brought out our dinner and we began to whack the crab and pick the delicious meat out!  The menu was Dungeness crab, cole slaw, garlic bread, oyster shooters, all the beer you can drink and.. cake!

People have the most fun!  They provide sections of wooden dowels for hitting the crab with, plus nut crackers and picks.  I like using the "bat" to crack the claws with and the handle of my fork to dig out the meat.  Some people pick, eat, pick eat.. some pick pick pick and then eat a pile.. then repeat.. and SOME.. pick pick pick and keep picking until they're done and then eat it!  I am the 2nd.. this is just one of my piles.. lol!  I think I picked and ate 5 half crabs.  It's healthy protein, people!  Don't judge!  They have this special sauce they make which is my favorite.. it's delicious!  

Continental Cocktail Sauce

1 C mayo
1/4 C ketchup
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 dashes Worcestershire

1/4 C sherry

They also had several different kinds of cake.  This was mine, German Chocolate - and I ate some but could not finish it, I was full of crab!

This is the dining room where half of the people were, the other half in the ballroom with us.

The mirrored ball in the ballroom.  It rotates and there are bright lights aimed at it during dances here.

The decorations include a line of huge red crabs hanging down the center of the ballroom.  Fun!

Today we have no plans.. we're recovering from all the fun.. we brought home 2 crabs and will be having crab salad for lunch.  Oh yes.  Uh huh.  Mmmm.  What are you up to this weekend?  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 


  1. Mmmmm indeed Teresa, my mouth is watering. It's 8.30pm now so our weekend is nearly over. Yesterday we had glorious sunshine....bliss x

  2. Oh my, what a fun event! I've only eaten crab a few times but I loved it. I am sure I would enjoy that sauce too. Everything looks so yummy and it's so nice that your family was there too. Hope you're having a good day, enjoy your crabby lunch. :)

  3. Mmmmmm, crab ... delicious! So rich - no wonder you couldn't finish your cake.

    This weekend we are hanging out with my dad. :)

  4. Crab is yummy and I enjoy that sauce as well. What fun it all looks. Lovely photos of a lovely family. You and Dayle look very well - it's a gorgeous photo of you both. My weekend is almost over. travelled back from my Mum's today. Have been visiting her - we went last Thursday. Another busy week in store :-) Hugs Anne x

  5. Oh it all looks like so much fun! It was good to see Dayle out having fun, too!


  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with family and friends. The chocolate cake looks delicious. Some lovely photos of a happy outing. I hope you both have a good week.

  7. So lovely to see you and Dayle out and looking so happy too. All that crab is making my mouth water.

  8. That looks like so much fun and what a gorgeous, happy bunch you all are. You look like you are having a ball and that crab looks delicious. I wish there were things like this over this side of the pond. Nom, Nom xx

  9. It looks like good food and good times! When we lived in Maryland I developed a love for crab cakes. Yum!

  10. Crab sounds so good as well as all the other items on the menu. Like you said, it is healthy, yes it is. I am still fussing with the wifi, ended up calling Dish and got the run around, even though they install the wifi, it is not their equipment and the manufacturing company would have to handle that, service calls usually run around $80 bucks, or I could try to fix the problem myself (what does he think I am a wifi wizard, I have been trying that and getting nowhere) or my 3rd option was for $7 a month they have this extra thing called Smart Network Support..well gee, now we get down to the nitty gritty, so they will help me if they can tack on a $7 a month fee.......maybe I will just call my computer guy tomorrow and see if he can help me. I will just put it all aside and crochet. I have had enough for one day, 3 hours of wasted time.
    Susanne :(

  11. What a fun time. Just as well you like crab :) Did I read right - the cake had crab in it ???? Sounds like you had a great time with your family. xox

  12. It looks like you all had a wonderfully crabby time yesterday! What fun! I hope Dayle had a good time too without too much pain. Thanks for taking us along for such a good time. You are indeed lucky to have so much family close by to play with. :-)

  13. What great fun Teresa!
    Thank you for your kind words, and love and support.
    XO Kris

  14. Once I went to a crab dinner down in Crescent City. The tables were covered in newspaper, and the crab had already been whacked so we did a lot of picking and talked about the articles on the newspapers in front of us :) The crab was yummy and the evening was great fun, just as yours appears to have been. I went to the Visual Prayer Workshop Sat. and don't have any art techniques to share with you, but I loved spending the whole afternoon absorbed in drawing. Then this afternoon I went to our scrapbooking group and practiced drawing flowers with my watercolor pencils...felt like I learned something in the process :) So glad Dayle is out and about and that you were able to enjoy time with your family! Hope to swim Monday afternoon :) xx

  15. Oh, that sounds like fun. I bet you get some delicious crab up there by the sea. We don't eat seafood much here. Nothing seems that fresh, and there is nothing worse than unfresh seafood! Bleh! Glad Dayle was able to get out of the house and join you. Your siblings are precious!

  16. I love when you post about this, I want to be there eating and having fun right next to you. By the way you and Dayle are both looking fantastic!
    Hugs to you,

  17. What a fun, family time, Teresa! So glad Dayle is getting out and about too! Loved seeing all your colourful photos of the crab dinner!
    Wishing you a great week.
    Helen xox

  18. SHe is way too young to be a trial lawyer. WOW>
    I had such fun looking at your images of the fest.
    Id' love some cake thanks


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