With Summer coming to a close, I always like to get friends together to celebrate the end of another great season. It’s hard to believe that Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner. Times flies, doesn’t it?
Hosting a “Low Country Boil” is a great way to casually entertain during the hot summer months. While it is typically seen as a Fourth of July or Memorial Day meal, I think it serves as a perfect Labor Day Weekend festivity.
The “Low Country Boil” originated in the 1960s. When Frogmore Stew was first cooked in the 1960s, Frogmore was a little hamlet on St. Helena Island, near Beaufort, South Carolina. Unfortunately, much to the annoyance and dismay of the local residents, the name Frogmore was abolished in the 1980s by the postal service. That changed the name of the popular dish to Lowcountry Boil or Beaufort Stew-except. I’ve been told that the residents of Frogmore have kept the name Frogmore Stew.