......finding a new home for lutefisk lovers.

(ok we don't love it. or even like it. but we're supposed to.)

19 June 2012

The Highlight Reel: A Seacoast Christmas

**MOVING DAY IS DRAWING NEAR!   I'll be re-posting some of the highlights of our New England experience until the world stops spinning and I get rid of this stress-induced rash!   See you in Minnesota!! 

For Mike (age 42) and Liam (age 8), this would be the first Christmas ever celebrated outside the snowy, familial cocoon of Minnesota. For me, it would be the first outside Minnesota since 1977. For all of us, it would be the first celebrated without our families of origin.

This Christmas would have to be special.
It would have to be carefully crafted.
It would have to be different.

Welcome to our seacoast Christmas........

Falling in the surf while gathering sea water for our Christmas lobster boil.
Mike to me 60 seconds earlier: "Do you want me to save you when you fall in? Or should I just get a good picture?"

Got it! HA! Our lobsters will be boiled in sea water (and sand and rocks).

Cookbook says: "Kill the lobster. Preferably with a butcher knife to the head. Plunge the knife into the head, then pull the knife down, splitting the front of the head in two. Or plunge the lobster into a pot of boiling water for one minute."

It's your choice. Whatever you want to do. Really. Whatever. And his name is Pinchy.

Full Menu:
Oysters on the Half Shell
New Potatoes with Chanterelles and Dill
Onion Pie with Jarlsberg and Thyme
Buttermilk Biscuits

(thanks to Kitchen of Light: New Scandinavian Cooking by Andreas Viestad)

Merry Christmas from the coast of New Hampshire!

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