Nearly nine weeks ago I set my watch to Eastern time for our vacation to Maine, and even though we have been back for nearly six weeks now, I have yet to set it back to Central time. I just like that when I look down at my watch I’m reminded of our family trip. I know one day it’s going to end up making me really late for something (like when the time changes this fall), but for now, it makes me smile.
So in honor of the Eastern time zone and family vacations, and because it’s nearing the official end of summer, we’re going to close out our Maine recipes this week. First up, a Classic Lobster Roll.
We prepared this dish from some of the leftover lobster meat we had saved throughout the week. I know you’re thinking, “Leftover lobster? Surely they didn’t leave any uneaten lobster on their plates!” And no, Mike and I certainly didn’t leave any lobster on our plates, but Mr. N and Miss A can’t quite finish a whole two-pound lobster just yet. (Although Mr. N can come close!) So, we chopped up the leftover lobster.
Miss A added the juice from half of a lemon and then ate the other half. I’m not quite sure how, but she just sucks on them like they’re oranges.
While Miss A was finishing off her fruit, we mixed all the ingredients together and tossed the bowl into the fridge for an hour. When it was time for dinner we then toasted some top loading rolls in a skillet with butter and chopped chives.
And finally, it was time to load in the lobstah. We served the lobster rolls for our last night at the cabin; and being the last night, we also gave the kids the option to eat whatever they wanted. Not surprisingly, they opted for pizzas. It was their loss, but our gain.
Mike and I both loved the simplicity of this classic dish. It’s a no frills sandwich that packs a ton of flavor, comfort and satisfaction. That said, it’s not our favorite way to eat lobster, so it didn’t earn the full 4 spoon rating. It did come in at a solid 3 spoons though.
It was the perfect way to close out our time in Maine. Well, almost perfect. After all a Maine vacation wouldn’t be complete without…wait for it…wait for it…No really, wait for it. We’ll be back on Thursday. (I’m sure you can all venture a guess though!)
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