The social this week was a Project classic: the “Low Country Boil.” This traditional Southern experience involves preparing tons of shrimp, potatoes, sausages, and corn, pouring it on a big long table, and eating it with your hands. Everyone on Project dresses up for the occasion as a hick or a Southern belle/prep. The result is a mixture of crazy costumes, fake Southern accents, and delicious food!
As the dinner portion of the social draws to a close, it is tradition to have a “sing along” led by Paul Poteat on guitar. This year, some girls who work with people from Project at Chick-fil-A came to the social and led us in a typical South Carolina country song as well. Other highlights of the sing along included “Baby” by Justin Bieber and “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus. The night continued with a bobbing for apples competition, a long dance party, and many laughs and good conversations!
The low country boil is 1) a favorite of the CO staff, and 2) pretty legitimate. We talked about the low country boil with people at Walmart and they all affirmed that it is indeed a part of Southern culinary culture.