Saturday, August 28, 2010


Amanda, Inga, and I drove down Route 1 to "the island" where her family lobsters (pronounced "lob-stahs"). Her pops brought us 3 lobsters off the boat that morning...and we brought them back up to Amanda's for dinner. Even Inga was introduced to the lobster (youtube link here: ).

I never thought I'd have the guts to make lobster, but I totally did! (scroll down for how to do it yourself)

...the lobster boats in the bay

..Inga hunting for Lobster on the beach.... of the private beaches off the island...

..Amanda introducing Inga to dinner (she was a little scared)...

..poor guys...or gals....



1. Keep your lobster on ice (or in "the crisper" which I learned is the veggie-drawer in your fridge) until your pot is ready.

2. Boil a LARGE pot with about 5-7 inches of water on the bottom. (We got the large pot with wire rack for 20$ at Walmart).

3. De-band your lobster.

4. Place your lobster on wire rack in the pot with boiling water. Cover the pot.

5. Steam for 15-20 minutes until bright red.

6. Melt about 1-2 tbs of butter per lobster, gather a lot of napkins, and BON APETITE!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy Birthday, Cupcake!

*Happy Birthday*
to my little devil kitty, Cupcake!!!
A mere 3 years old, adorable, and still full of mischief...MEOW!