Friday, May 27, 2011

Graduation Party {Food & Friends}

Mark wanted a Low Country Boil and Oyster Roast for his Graduation Party. It's a Southern Tradition- 
and a South Carolina one at that.

"There are two kinds of social gatherings in coastal GA and SC that revolve around shellfish. One is very much like a Louisiana boil, that involves shrimp, corn on the cob, sausage, and red potatoes and is considered part of Lowcountry cuisine. Known variously as Frogmore Stew, Beaufort Stew/Boil, Tidewater boil, or a Lowcountry Boil, they tend to be milder than the Cajun and Creole cousins (Wikipedia)."

The Master Chef at work.....
Matt was in charge of cooking all the food! & he did a marvelous job (as usual)!!! :)


MMM! So good!

Time to Dig in......

Peel n Eat Shrimp, Corn on the cob, Red potatoes, & Kielbasa sausage

and an Oyster Bar

Paul, Brandon, & Lauren enjoying the oysters

Sandy's first experience with eating oysters

How To:

1. Shuck the shell off with your handy dandy knife
2. Add some chopped onions and a shot of Tabasco (optional)
3. Lemon wedge squeeze of juice on top
4. Tilt your head back and let it slide OR scrape it off the shell

Chocolate cupcakes with Buttercream frosting

Orange cake made by Mama Pepin- she makes the BEST!!!

The College Graduates with their parents
 (Pepins are in black & Haydens are in blue)

Congratulations Mark & Sandy! 


  1. Oh my word!! That food looks AMAZING! My husband and I are moving down south in a few weeks(to Augusta GA) and I can't wait to have southern food!

  2. oooooh those cupcakes look FANtastic. I'm still a little hesitant on the low country boil... BUT hey, I would give it a try. ;)


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