New England Dinner Chronicle
It was like any other day at work, then like any other day commuting home, then like any other day trying run errands after work, and then it was like any other day as I walked into the house. But then, a call came to the house for an offer I could not refuse. It was for a New England boil dinner of the very best kinds at a friend's home for his birthday. This friend is originally from New England, with parents who are total lobster and clam connoisseurs, and his parents figured out that every year they will send him a mail ordered New England lobster dinner and all the fixings (aka fixin's in the south). This package came with clams, and lobsters caught and boxed with ice packs and seaweed just one short day before and overnight mailed to his house. It is such a treat to be invited to this celebratory dinner, that I was beside myself! Believe me, I was so happy that he was born, and I was more than happy to help him celebrate his birth. I had other errands to run, and I had 4 miles to jog (as I train for the Nashville Marathon), and I had to drop stuff off at another friend's house later on that evening, but all of that went to the wayside for this wonderful birthday dinner. Here is the photographic chronicle of this wonderful birthday dinner. Thank you friend's mom and dad! Thank you for having a son who lives near us now, and who has such a generous spirit to share his New England dinner!
We each had ramekins of melted butter to dip the clams and lobster in. It was truly decadent to have a nice big ramekin of my very own. The birthday fellow told us that there have been studies showing that men who drink whole milk have lower risk of prostate cancer than those who drink skim. It has something to do with the milk fat. Well, here's to a bunch of melted butter for prostate health! Ah, my prostate feels better already! Wait, I don't have one.