We are at the beach. Our Denver son and family are here staying with friends just down the beach and we are waiting for the rest of our Charlotte kids to come Thursday. Had dinner last night for Denver crowd and the friends–gumbo and crab cakes which I did not think we would have!
DS and family announced that no matter the cost of crab meat they were not leaving the beach without CRAB CAKES. He found lump at $40/lb. I said that I needed to check with “my people” before we jumped at that (not unexpected) price. AND “my people” in Georgetown had special crab at $30–also not unexpected and not that much more than in past years. So got all 3 of what they had and will do it again on thursday when rest of family is here. Special is actually what I prefer but it wasn’t available in June so was surprised to find it now.
Gumbo was good. I just served it without rice but with baguette slices if anyone wanted to sop up. That really worked for me–and them.