Merry Christmas everyone! Today was a grand day of just the four of us and Jack. We had no idea that Jack loved Christmas as much as he does, it is only his third one so maybe he was still shy last year or having Rex still around made a difference. But today he played with every single one of his squeaky toys for hours, he was a riot today.
We decided on lobster newburg for our Christmas dinner and so I spent a good part of the day making lobster stock; cooking the lobsters, chopping the vegetables, straining out all the solids and then reducing it but in the middle right after boiling the lobsters and starting the stock. My hubby came to the rescue. I needed my hubby’s strong hands and arms to pick the carcass apart and get the succulent meat out so that I could get the shells into the basic mireproix to get the essence of the lobster into a stock. Not only was my hubby Santa these two days but he was also lobster man.
I had to peel our four huge crayfish and now I have little cuts all of my hands! I will have to look your recipe up – sounds yum. We just had ours cold with cocktail sauce.
I hope that you disinfected your little cuts because even though they are tiny, they can be very nasty nevertheless. Lobster Newburg is a thicker version of a lobster bisque, same ingredients except the newburg sauce has egg yolks and a roux as a base. I’m thinking that any kind of shellfish is very tasty with cocktail sauce. I love mine with horseradish!
I am getting hungry again!
Somehow I always do that to people; make them hungry. I just love talking about food and I guess my enthusiasm is contagious.:)
😆 Love that video! Poor lobster! From the frying pan into the fire! (dog to pan)
Is it the French in me? I am not cold hearted but I just saw the hilarity in the whole situation. My little Jack all proud of himself bagging a lobster and off he was to go kill it. The lobster was rambunctious and Jack liked that, we showed him a lethargic one earlier and Jack wasn’t interested, he wanted a challenge. The lobster only had hours to live, it gave him an adventure. How many lobsters have wrestled with dogs?
My daughters enjoyed watching the chase 🙂
Jackie Paulson said:
I laughed sososo hard, Jake is so funny…I could answer where he was going with it, but I’d rather not. How funny…. Merry Christmas Laurie and FAMILy
Wasn’t it the funniest? I hope that you had the merriest of Christmas’s!