Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Getting Ready

It's only a week until our big party to celebrate Independence Day. Next Wednesday on the 4th of July our yard will be full of people enjoying a real New England Lobster Bake. You want to know something? I can't wait.  Let me elaborate......I can't wait to sit down at the table with my bag of steamers and lobsters, my serving of drawn better, a nice frosty draft beer and have at it.

Yes. I have lobsters on the brain. I haven't had any yet this year so I am nearly salivating at the thought.

One thing you should know about lobster bakes, when the lobsters come off they have the smokey goodness imparted from the seaweed (which they're baked in). Oh my, it is Good with a capital G.

If a lobster bake sounds like too much work, how about lobster dip?  I posted my Smorgasbord Lobster Dip a while back, and thought some of you may have missed it. I made it up on the fly and it is a keeper.

It's downright decadent.

Keep in mind that my measurements are approximate (since I was 'winging it'), but you'll get the idea. Adjust as you see fit according to your own taste.

1.5 - 2 cups of cooked lobster meat, chopped (not to small- you want some good sized chunks in there)
1 cup of low fat Hellman's mayonaise
1/2 low fat sour cream
1 8 oz block of low fat cream cheese- allow to soften at room temp for awhile
1/2 cup to 1 cup of crumbled feta
1/4- 1/2 cup of parmesan
sprinkle of red pepper flakes or cayenne
(no salt required, the cheese makes it salty enough)

Make some. Soon. You'll be the hit of the party.

Here's to summer and all that it brings, including our 4th of July Lobster Bake.

You'll be hearing and seeing more about it in the coming days.

What are your plans for the 4th? Are you having close to 100 people over to your house like us? Watching fireworks?  BBQing? Picnicing? Going to a parade? Do tell.

On another note, if you have an online shop, stop over to 'Trees. Hides.' for the link up that Shirley is hosting!

Ciao for now,


  1. Lobsters and I don't get on! However the recipe and description of the lobster bake sound great! Sorry not to have been commenting of late - my dear husband died very suddenly when we were staying with younger daughter, so I stayed around until everything was over. After 23 years of caring 24/7 plus another 20 years just being married - it's quite some adjustment!. However once the formalities are done with - the Cuddlies at will have to come into their own fulltime: as opposed to just a paying pastime! Enjoy yourselves. Look forward to hearing more!

    1. Isobel, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I know it's not been easy for you to be his caretaker, and I'm sure it's been a very difficult time. Be strong and hang tough.

      It's good to see you. You've been on my mind.
      Pam ((())))

  2. Ooooooo lady....I will be trying this lobster dip for sure!!! We will be pulling out the tables and chairs and having a bbq on the 4th and hopefully a spectacular firework show put on in the middle of the street by the hubbs hahaha the kids will think it's spectacular till about the age of 10 hits hahahaha Wishing you a lovely 4th....Xo, Ashley

    1. too funny Ashley! listen, even when it's just sparklers here, I'm happy. have to say there has been someone in the next neighborhood that, some years, puts on a great show and all we have to do is walk across the street to get a good view. i'm thinking it's someone who comes to visit since it isn't every year. Do you know how many chairs and tables I powerwashed last week? my goodness. I'll probably give them another once over but at least they all had a good going over. BBQ sounds fab. we have that on the 4th too with drumsticks, italian sausage and keep the natives and non seafood lovers happy before the lobbies come off the bake.


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