|Buddy's Delectable Cream of Crab Soup|
Yesterday was the perfect day at the Chesapeake Bay--well, almost. There was the tornado warning just after 4 p.m. and the controlled rush of hundreds of people to cars and buses to leave before the storm. We just made it to our car before the wind and the sideways rain moved in. Tree limbs and one whole tree blew over onto the narrow road leading out of Sandy Point State Park as we drove away.
Other than that, though, the day was picturesque. If you live in the Mid-Atlantic region, you know that sudden shifts in the weather and temperature are part of the charm of living here. You deal with it. Besides, few of us die-hard crab fans were going to miss the 45th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival and the beloved Crab Soup Cookoff.
|Eager Tasters in Line for Crab Soup Samples|
My favorite creamy crab soup, pictured above, was from Buddy's Crabs & Ribs Restaurant in Annapolis, Maryland. It was buttery, beset with chunks of Maryland blue crab, and was just so rich. Sparing no expense in the ingredients, it seemed, Buddy's soup tasted like the Rolls Royce of creamy crab soups. And there were some fabulous creamy crab soups to be tasted at the cookoff.
|Chilled Watermelon & Crab Soup with Cilantro|
For the rest of the afternoon, my family and I enjoyed the musical entertainment and eventually found a shady spot near the Chesapeake Bay and enjoyed the view and the bay breezes.