Shrimp Boil

The other weekend we had the opportunity to get together with our small group from church and enjoy a huge feast, the outdoors, and good fellowship.  Meredith and Tony invited all of us over to Tony’s place, which is a large lodge (say that 10 times fast!) up in Westfield where his sister and brother-in-law live.  The grounds were about 100 acres, half farm land and half the former site of some huge bluegrass festival.  There are even old faucets and camp hookups to prove it, as well as a big barn, outhouse, chicken coop, and pond.  It sure didn’t feel like we were less than 20 minutes from Indianapolis!

So how about that food?  Wow, was it good.  We enjoyed an old school shrimp boil, cooked in a giant pot over a pit of hot coals (due to dryness we couldn’t have an open fire).  Large shrimp, andouille sausage, potatoes, corn on the cob, onions, spices…all good things graced the pot and were poured out on the table.  Everyone sure got their fill, including Kirk who helped guarantee that there weren’t any undesired leftovers. 

Another fun fact – Kirk was thrilled to learn that the house was actually owned by Purdue alum and current NBA star (ok, benchwarmer, but who cares?!) Brian Cardinal



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