You can make a lobster burger yourself if you are lucky enough to get fresh lobster (or even frozen lobster). I can rarely eat a whole lobster at one time (everyone else does, though!), so I keep some of the meat for the following day's lunch. I then make a lobster sandwich or a burger.
Method for a lobster sandwich or burger: Chop up the lobster meat (not too small); mix in mayonnaise, salt, pepper, a fair amount of chopped celery. Then, taste for flavour. I add paprika and if you like it a bit hot, a drop or so of hot pepper sauce. NB: I always add a squeeze or so of lemon juice (or to taste). My sister Paula reminded me when she read my blog. I forgot it. Some like chopped onion. I do not. Place it on a crisp lettuce leaf on a slice of bread or burger half, top it with the other half and enjoy!
My sister Carol, who lives in New Hampshire, stayed with me for three weeks in August. The picture at left was taken at Angie's in Middleton where she enjoyed a large piece of haddock with French fries and a glass of white wine. "Excellent!" she said.
I couldn't resist their chicken wings. They were as good as I have had other than my own. They were sticky and crunchy and delicious. Perhaps they were just as good as mine!
My friend Mary, who lives in Ontario, spent a week with me at the beginning of my stay.
Both Mary and Carol pitched right in and made a big difference, ensuring that we had some good dinners at home. I tend to not cook much for myself when there so that kept me eating well! I did entertain frequently, so that meant I had to get out the pots and pans and measuring spoons.
My sister Paula (who lives nearby in N.S.) and I had many a glass of wine together, always part of our summer days and evenings. Paula's husband Laurie had to listen to us discuss books--one of our favourite topics--and other stories we managed to come up with. Always the gentleman, he made sure our wine glasses were never empty!
Above left and forefront, my glazed, curried sausage bites
The evening is kept short: people arrive around 4:30 to 5 p.m. and leave by 7 p.m. A nice late afternoon/early evening with time to talk and to have a bite to eat, along with whatever drink one has brought.
If you like curry, then add as much or as little as you like. I add a lot. I don't add it all at once though; I taste the sauce and add curry powder accordingly. (You can instead also add liquid curry sauce from a jar.)
Note: When I take these out with me, I carry them along in a hot corning ware dish (and sometimes a rack with a candle to place under the sausage bites). I also make sure I take tooth picks to spear them.
The next TGIF was in early July. We sat looking out at Sandy Bottom Lake, near Annapolis Royal, enjoying the peacefulness, the food and the conversations.
Some of the group, with the hostess, Mary (in white) with our friend, Jim, in centre
Our friend John invited me, Paula and Laurie to his house for a lobster feed. His daughter, Andree, and her partner, Stuart, were visiting from Ontario. It was a wonderful evening with quite a spread.
Below, John cracking the shells--with help from his daughter Andree--to make it easier for his guests to enjoy the lobster.
Paula tying John's lobster bib (you need one!) and John tying his daughter Andree's.
In my next blog post I shall talk about the rest of my summer in prose and photos.