Sunday, October 26, 2014
I celebrated my birthday during the last camp out. My favorite birthday meal is crab legs...... and heating them over a wood fire is my absolute favorite way to prep them.
I started by splitting some tatoes, stuffing them with a sliver of bacon, onion, butter and salt and pepper. Then wrapped them in foil and set them over the direct fire.
Also added a skillet of mushrooms in butter, with a few onions and some garlic. Then made a small pot of garlic butter..
Threw a couple of steaks on the fire and roasted some asparagus. Both seasoned with oil, salt and pepper. (kept it simple :))
Next came my favorite part....the crab legs! Since they are already cooked, they just need to be warmed through and need to catch a little bit of smoke.
The stuffed tater, 1/4 of a grilled steak with shrooms, asparagus, smokey crab legs and garlic butter...
Since it was my birthday celebration, I went directly to the crab legs and forgot about the rest of the stuff. I cut down a styrofoam cup to hold the butter...
Pretty much ate crab with garlic butter until I was stuffed, saved the rest of the meal for lunch the next day. Then sat back by the fire and enjoyed the night.
I don't know.... maybe I'm just odd.... but I'd rather celebrate my birthday kicked back at a quiet, beautiful location, enjoying close friends than to go to some crowded restaurant.
It was pretty nice and I'll probably do it again next year... :)