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!!
My cookbook says to throw the lobster into the pot head first so that you don't hear it scream. It made me not want to make lobster...ReplyDelete
It's whats on the plate and in the heart. It sounds like you had a great dinner. Butter in a small coffee cup adds character to the table settings. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
We made crab legs and lobster tails with crusty bread and garlic butter last night as well. Since we are in a rental condo here in Vegas for the winter we are challenged for serving dishes but I have gotten over it and we make do with what is here (not a lot)!!ReplyDelete
Looks beautiful! I can almost taste it! Butter in the coffee cups is genius - so easy for dipping!ReplyDelete