A special New Year's Eve dinner

Laurie and I decided we were going to stay home for New Year's Eve.  A nice dinner and a movie were two things on our to-do list.  Laurie was in charge of the dinner and I was in charge of the movie.  My job was easy.

Living in New England, fresh lobster is very available, though I can't recall the last time we had a winter meal with lobster.  Usually, in the summer, especially when traveling along the Maine coast, we manage to eat a few lobster rolls.  (Lobster rolls are made with grilled buttered hot dog buns that are overstuffed with cold lobster meat.) Our most frequent eatery?  Sprague's on the wharf in Wiscasset, Maine.

For our New Year's Eve dinner, Laurie decided to make something scrumptious with lobster: Lobster Macaroni and Cheese. She made this recipe once before and decided it would be even better with a larger allocation of lobster. Who was I to complain.  And, since it is winter here, and since I get very little opportunity to take pictures in winter, I was anxious to take some photographs of the construction process.

For geeks: All but the last of this series of images was taken with a Sony NEX A6000 (a new, only two-week old acquisition) with either a Sigma 90mm F2.8 prime lens (#3,#4) or an old Minolta 35-70mm F3.5 zoom (#1,#2).  The final image was captured with an iPhone 5S as I wanted to immediately text it to a few friends who I knew would be extremely jeolous.

Oh, what movie did I pick?  Trading Places with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd.

mixing the lobster in with the noodles and cheese sauce

 sprinkling cheese on top, which was followed with some bread crumbs

baked to perfection

 on the plate (iPhone image)

served with a fresh beet salad

1 comment:

Theresa Johnston said...

Love this. And I'm coming over next time you make it