A taste of summer

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.

warm mini muffin with a dab of melty almond butter, mmmm

warm mini muffin with a dab of melty almond butter, mmmm

At around 7pm, stepdad made his triumphant arrival with three of these beauties:

LOBSTER!!!!

LOBSTER!!!!

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):

dinner-plate-overview

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:

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vegetables make everything look better 🙂

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!

dessert1

Have you ever seen anything more perfect??

Good night!

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2 thoughts on “A taste of summer

  1. Mimi says:

    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.

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    • Sarah says:

      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!

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