Saturday, February 21, 2015

Use only as directed

Some of the instructions and warnings on the Bayou Classic boiler/steampot that Jessa got me for Yule:
  • Sober adult operation ONLY!
  • ALWAYS operate in an open area a minimum of 10-ft from buildings, trees, and overhangs.
  • NEVER use under any roof or overhang.
  • NEVER allow children or pets near the cooking area during and after use.
  • NEVER! No barefeet [sic] or sandals while cooking.
  • ALWAYS wear protective mitts, gloves, goggles and long sleeve clothing when cooking.
I can see the logic behind each and every one of these admonitions, but let's be honest: Everyone knows the crabs, crawfish, shrimp, etc. will be cooked under the carport with a passel of kids and dogs running underfoot. The cook will be wearing shorts, T-shirt, and flip-flops—well, shorts, anyway—and drinking beer. That's just how it's done. That's arguably how it should be done.

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."

—William Shakespeare 

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