what a gorgeous day!
my jambaloney is on-site working at LobstersRUs...an amazing company that employs many of our friends. jambaloney is developing an application for them to take them from paper to computer - he is one of the smartest application developers i have ever met! i have worked throughout my career on developing applications from the analyst side, and trust me, his applications are both practical and beautiful. and he is working soo hard because it is important to him to make this company thrive. he makes me proud...soo proud!
one of the perks of the job?
those one and a half pound lobsters weren't free...he had to pay for them. but arthur, who works at the store selling them, cooks them to perfection. most people over-cook lobster but not our buddy arthur. he's been cooking lobster for 50some years and he knows what he is doing!
that's what we had for supper last night and they may very well have been the very first 2 caught-lobsters since the season started! they were full of salt-water...so salty that it made your eyes tear up! and full of delicious paste (most people don't eat the paste but the paste is soooo delicious!). it has taken years but i have finally taught jambaloney how to properly eat a lobster - every time you break off a body part - you slurp the salt-water juice out of it.
the best way to eat them is to cover your table in garbage bags, take off all of your clothes (if you happen to be wearing any)...and slurp all of that delicious atlantic ocean salt water out of them before you start eating.
we stock up on these beautiful babies during season and then break them up, get the meat out of them, vaccuum-seal them and have them all year long. but the first and freshest caught lobster of the season are divine. absolutely divine!
teehee. he's bringing two more home tonight. we'll gorge on fresh-cooked arthur lobster until we're sick of them and then break them down to freeze and have delicious lobster all winter.
the seafood here is to die for. and plentiful. we love living here. especially on beautiful days like today when my man is at work doing a fantastic job, the people that we love are employed and we know that when he gets home - we have a long weekend of gorgeous planting days! he will be back to work on monday but between now and then there will be lots of planting, lots of fun, we're definitely going fishing for trout, lots of laughing, lots of suntanning and lots of giving thanks for being where we are in our lives. it's important to give thanks...very important.
oh i forgot - there will be lots of lobster - woohoo!