When 5:30 pm came around and the key dinner ingredient still had not arrived from the grocery store, I broke into the pile of freshly baked muffins to tide me over.
At around 7pm, stepdad made his triumphant arrival with three of these beauties:
I felt a little bit guilty watching their quivering antennae poking out of the boiling water — as soon as this picture was done, I ducked my head and closed my eyes and sort of dove under the table so I wouldn’t have to watch — but clearly not guilty enough. My plate (with appropriate tools in the background):
Did you know that lobster is not very photogenic? I suppose you do now. I just could not figure out how to get a good, eye-free photo. So I focused on the veggies instead. Cauliflower and kale, first steamed and then sauteed with garlic and olive oil:
For dessert, we each had another square of the leftover apple-cranberry pie with a couple spoonfuls of a part-skim ricotta/nonfat plain yogurt/cinnamon mixture and three plump and juicy cherries!
Have you ever seen anything more perfect??
2 thoughts on “A taste of summer”
OMG Sarah – do you always cook/ eat this often or is this due to the holidays? I have to give you credit – altho I’m not sure if you can say this is a minor obsession! 🙂 I think you should try out for the next food network star.
It’s not minor, is it? It’s all pretty representative of how I TRY to cook/eat all the time, but several factors get in the way in my non-vacation life (budget, schedule, the free food that seems to pop up everywhere at work and school). It will be interesting to see what becomes of the blog when I go back to work next week!