My husband came downstairs yesterday and said that because it was Valentine's Day we should do something special for dinner. He suggested lobster - my thoughts exactly. I offered to pick up a baguette and the lobster since he has been really busy at work lately.
The supermarket just down the road always has a good supply of live lobster and they will steam them for you, if you can wait 15 minutes or so. I have never cooked a live lobster - I know, I'm a wimp!! I got to the supermarket about 5:00pm and since no one ahead of me had ordered lobster, I just had to wait for my 3 to be cooked and I was home by 5:30. I wrapped the box in a blanket to keep the lobsters warm and set about making french fries from scratch - we do them on a cookie sheet in the oven - a little less fat. I then made the salad while my husband set the table. I don't have a lot of fancy dishes so the drawn butter is in small coffee cups - oh well. To me it's more about what's on the plates than the plates!!
It was a wonderful special dinner with our youngest - who loves lobster too - a great end to a very grey February day!!