Friday, November 16, 2012

This Moment

This Moment - A Friday ritual inspired by Soule Mama
A simple and special moment that I want to hold onto and cherish.
If you feel inspired to do the same, please 
leave a link to your moment in the comments.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

For the Love of Lobster Mac and Cheese

One Friday night recently my neighbor popped in after supper.  Miss B was already in her nightgown.  Five minutes later and I would have been too... anyhoo this lovely neighbor wanted to know if we enjoyed eating lobster.  Why yes, we do!  Apparently her daughter, who is a recent graduate and now a marine biologist has been doing some fishing/lobstering work on the side for extra money.  She invited Miss B and I over to pick out a couple lobsters to take home and cook. We threw on boots and sweaters and were there in a flash.  We are no strangers to live lobsters, my dad being a recreational lobsterman and all, so Miss B was not at all squeamish about picking out our haul.

These were quite honestly the biggest lobsters I'd ever seen.  I ended up steaming them for 15 minutes (a far cry longer than I generally would), and we picked them and had lobster rolls the following day.  But we still had a ton of meat - ah such a problem, I know ; )  I love sweet fresh lobster straight up.  Steamed and maybe dipped in a bit of melted butter, but that's it.  However my taste buds being a bit wonky these days I decided instead on a lobster mac and cheese.  Normally I find dishes like this absolute sacrilege, I mean why mess with perfection, but like I said, these are strange times.

I ended up using this recipe from the Barefoot Contessa.  Miraculously I had all the ingredients on hand, or worthy substitutions (I used Comte instead of Gruyere).  It was insanely good!  My plan was  to serve it one or two meals and freeze the rest in smaller portions for the darker days of winter, but it was so crazy good the hubs and I ate it for both lunch and dinner until it was gone.  I cannot recommend this recipe enough.  If you've ever been tempted by lobster mac and cheese I implore you to use this recipe.  Yumm, yumm, yummy!

Thanks neighbor!  Now plotting her tasty thank you.  Maybe a jar of the rose petal syrup we made this spring?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Where I've Been

The lovely Salmon Falls River sporting in fall costume.

Why hello there!  You may have wondered what black hole I have fallen into...well it is a black hole of happiness so to speak.

While I have not been blogging I've been...

Celebrating a second heartbeat!!

Spending a lot of time in the bathroom.

Spending a lot of time on the couch.

Spending a lot of time on our other couch.

Calling my hubby and asking him to bring sandwiches home for supper.

Celebrating a second heartbeat!!

Getting really good at saying no thank you to opportunities to do more.

Getting really good at just being, but getting at least a short walk in every day.

Telling Miss B she is going to be a big sister.

Watching her process this, and do a happy dance because she is so excited.

The next day answering her questions about whether or not you can marry your brother ; )

Still celebrating that second heartbeat and now feeling flutters of movement!!!

It is now a rare day when I actually vomit - yay!  And though I can still over do it, I feel my energy is on the upswing.

Dressing up as a super hero, maybe super mom, for Halloween, cause you know, I am ; )

Anyway, I hope to reconnect with this space, with the caveat there may be a few more things baby running through my noggin.  Just saying.