A Lotta Lobsta
That was then and this is now. Now we have the internet, you can search and research lobsters suppliers, you can even search and order on little handheld machines. Lobsters can be part of my dining life again.
Some friends of our who live here, also from New England, have parents who found this great Maine lobster delivery company, and sends a lobster dinner to their kid for his birthday every year. He, like me, grew up in a lobster tradition, and he too likes the taste of lobster every once in a while. A few years ago, our friends invited us over for a lobster dinner and it was so good, it tasted just like how it was when I lived in New England.
I enjoyed the dinner so much that I asked for all the details, and if we could make this a yearly tradition. Our pals parents trust Maine Lobster Direct (www.MaineLobsterDirect.com) and shipping is included in the price of the purchase.
|Lobster meat in home churned butter|
Now, we try to get a lobster dinner for the four of us about once per year. Right now, market price through Maine Lobster Direct is about $140 for four HUGE large lobsters and a quart of clam chowder, and the price includes next day shipping. This is actually too much food for the 4 of us, so we can enjoy the lobster over 2 days. The gig is, order by 5 pm Eastern, and the lobsters will be FedExed to your door around 10 am local time. It is almost as good as going to the docks myself, except that I don't have to buy an airline round trip ticket, get a cab to and from the dock, send the lobsters through XRay, get felt up by TSA, pay for BNA parking, and drive home. It would take me longer and cost way more to go pick up the lobsters myself.
It is just so nice to have our lobster tradition. Of course, I have to add my locavore stint to every meal made at home, so I hand churn my own butter to dip the lobster in. I use JD Milk Cream and Hatcher Dairy Cream and make butter. Butter is super easy to make, and if you don't have your own churn, you can use a food processor to make butter.
|Lobster Finger Puppet|