Fandango’s Flashback Friday — April 21st

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Flashback Friday post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (21st) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This was originally posted on April 21, 2018.

Blue Crab Feast


If you’ve ever lived anywhere near the Chesapeake Bay, you may have experienced the local delicacy of blue crabs. Oh yum!

The best way to eat these delicious crustaceans is to spread brown paper or newspaper pages across your table, offer each diner a simple, metal nutcracker and pick, and a wooden crab mallet.


You should also make sure that a roll of paper towels, as well as a pitcher (or two) of beer and paper cups, are within reach. Be sure to advise your guests to remove their rings and watches, and to roll up their sleeves.

And then dump a pile of freshly steamed and seasoned (preferably with Old Bay Seasoning) blue crabs on the table and have yourselves a crab feast.


It doesn’t get any better than this.

Written for today’s one-word prompt, “mallet.”

8 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flashback Friday — April 21st

  1. Carol anne April 21, 2023 / 7:24 am

    I’ve never eaten crabs! I don’t know if I’d like them!

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    • Fandango April 21, 2023 / 7:57 am

      They are delicious!


  2. Marleen April 21, 2023 / 3:15 pm

    This messy crab experience can be had in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. I’m guessing they express the crabs up from the Gulf, although finding a blue crab in the lake has occurred.

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