Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Weekend Tradition

As a New Orleans resident and the author of Eating New Orleans, Pableaux Johnson is an expert on such matters. Here, he aptly describes the tradition:

... [A] backyard crawfish boil—a traditional Easter event throughout Louisiana—is an epic affair involving 40-pound sacks of wriggling crawfish and bubbling cauldrons big enough to be stirred with canoe paddles. Unlike a New England lobster boil, where ingredients fit into a single grocery sack, Louisiana crawfish boils require planning and a pickup truck, used to transport a makeshift outdoor kitchen.

                                                        Here's what was left of ours.

Tonight we ate crawfish at John's parents house- as you read above, it is definitely a Louisiana tradition to have a crawfish boil. We didn't boil our own this weekend, but we took part in the tradition! The store they got them from said they boiled 2000 pounds today alone and they will sell out for sure! That is so crazy.

Today I finished some cake balls that I put in the freezer a few weeks ago for John's mom to bring to their church easter egg hunt. Here is the finished project:

These are some of the best looking ones that I have made- they finally came out relatively smooth! I am thinking about making another batch to bring to my family's easter celebration. We are doing a Mediterranean theme for Easter dinner so be looking for me to post the recipes of what I am bringing and I will also post some pictures of the whole feast!

Remember what Easter is all about- Jesus' death and resurrection.

Romans 6:8-11
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:10-12
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
1 Peter 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead...
John 3:16-17
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him.

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