July 4th Crab Feast

Here in the D.C. area, Fourth of July celebrations typically involve a good ole’ fashioned crab feast, featuring Maryland Blue Crabs straight from the Chesapeake Bay.  After all, babies born here learn to crack open crabs before they can walk.  OK, that may just be an urban legend, but there are plenty of kids {including my own} around here who can open a crab in under 5 seconds.  So to honor the traditional crab feast, and to inspire one of your own this weekend, here’s a sizzling mood board that will get your celebration started:

1. www.birthday-reminders.com, 2. www.abbeyhillco.com, 3. www.platesandnapkins.com, 4. www.flickr.com/photos/62657215@N00/36054325/, 5. www.homecooking.about.com, 6. www.candywarehouse.com, 7. www.jospices.com, 8. www.marylanddelivered.com, 9. www.artfulentertaining.com, 10. www.bhg.com, 11. www.marylanddelivered.com, 12. www.foodnetwork.com, 13. www.wrappedhersheys.com

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