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Ga Vacation Day 6

Sunday looked quite a bit like Saturday. We worked in the house and the yard all day. I had some shrimp left over from the night before, so I did a low country boil for dinner. For those of you who might not know what that is...

You throw some whole red potatoes, halved onions, some cup up smoked sausage and more Old Bay Seasoning than you think you should in some water in a big pot on the stove (or if you're feeding a crowd- a huge pot on a gas burner in the back yard). After about 20 minutes you add some corn on the cobb (frozen will do fine, but fresh is better!). After about 10 minutes you throw in 1/2 pound of shrimp per person. Then you take it off the flame and drain it. Don't let the shrimp cook for more than about 3 minutes or they'll be too done. Traditionally, this is poured all over a table spread with newspaper and people just pick out what they want. We were eating inside, so I put it all in a humongoid stainless steel bowl and served it from there.

However you do it, it'll be good. There's something about the smoked sausage and the Old Bay that make it so so so tasty. You can also throw in a few more halved onions when you add the corn, if you want the onions to be part of the service instead of part of the flavoring for the boil.

We went to bed after watching Tour de France coverage. Not a bad day at all!

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