Sunday, August 23, 2009

Lobstah Rally at the Pumpkin Patch

Well, the SKP's Chapter 3 Lobster Rally was a lot of fun! These Mainer's really know how to do a Rally! There were plenty of Haddock Chowder and Lobstahs, plus Happy Hours.....along with an interesting Wine tasting by the nearby Winterport Winery, featuring blueberry and cranberry wines that were amazing! Norah & Howie and Bob & I paid a visit to the folks at Winterport Winery and you just might see some Blueberry wine at the next Happy Hour! You will be very surprised at just how good it is....we were! (Perhaps Norah will share HERS!) :)

Here you see Jane Sloan getting her steamed corn from Bob's basket.......

.....Howie and Bob are fraternizing with the lobsters before they hit the plate....

....the huge steamer baskets used to steam the lobstahs and corn.....
and Howie and Norah contemplating the feast before them!
It didn't take long to devour the little fellows! One of the Maine gals, Marsha, was kind enough to show us how to "pick" the body of the lobsters and remove the meat there to be used for a Lobster Stew! Picking the bodies of four lobsters yielded more than enough tender meat to make a wonderful Lobster Stew!! I made the stew for our dinner one evening, and wow! was it delicious!!
We will sure miss the wonderful fare, fresh from the cool seas in Maine as we head South. We'll miss the cool pleasant weather also!! But we have more great memories with old friends and new!
Hugs to everyone!

3 comments:

squawmama said...

WOW you just don't know how bad I want to be with you!!! I am originally from New England but was raised it the south... My parents however still cooked the New England way... I LOVE Lobster and can't get enough... Looks like you're having a great time...

Have Fun & Travel Safe!
Donna

Arlene said...

We eat all the pickings from the lobster, never save it!! Now my mouth is watering.

Lobster Queen said...

Glad you enjoyed it so much. I love those old-fashioned community suppers. If you really want to get the most out of lobster, you can crush the shells and use them in a soup. There a recipe for it on my site. It's a great way to make the most of lobster.