What are your favorite foods for Memorial Day?

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What are your favorite foods for Memorial Day?

  We're have a little get together, and I wondered about all of you.  What are your Memorial Day favorites?

I'm planning ribs, slaw and cornbread (with the additions of jalapenos, onions, fresh corn kernels and cheese).

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I think I'll head down to the local dock and pick up some freshly caught lobsters.  Sautee the lobster meat in a butter sauce and serve on an English pea puree with some lobster roe spaetzle.  Of course, I'm not cooking for 40.

 

Its very interesting that when you mix the spaetzle mix with the row it starts out green and once you drop it in the boiling water it turns pinkish red.

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What time is dinner?  

 

I thought of you recently Elliot.  We were on the Cape the last week of April.  The weather was New England spring, rainy and raw, but I didn't care.  We got to see family and friends AND eat my death row meal...3 lb lobstas!! 

 

Please post photos of your dinner.  It sounds incredible.

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LOL!

 

Nina, I will take a raw and rainy NE spring day to the 95 degree, 90% humidity of FL any day of the week.  Throw in some occasional snow, blustery winds and I'm all good.  It goes along with the beautiful sunny skies and 70 - 80 degree spring and summer days.  Went for a walk during lunch on Friday to the seaport from work and had a nice lobster roll and chowda at James Hook.

 

 

On the way back to work I saw this most unlikely dock in the middle of the channel.

 

 

And what would Boston be without a Lobster weathervane with a  tower crane in he background?

 

Hope you enjoyed the 3 lb'er.  Many say they dont like them because the meat is tough.  I just think they dont know how to cook them.  For me, it just means more meat.

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Great reply Elliot :)

The meat of a 3 pounder is absolutely NOT tough.  We just put that rumor out there to keep them all to ourselves.  There's just more to love.  All of the little legs have enough meat in them for a tasty bite, as well as the meat between the ribs.  The leftover meat is served chilled over some salad greens with the dressing made from the tomalley, homemade mayo, a little dijon and lemon.  Try it sometime.

 

  

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P.S.  I'm not in South Florida....I can't stand that heat/humidity either.

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Nina,

 

I think we should start a thread of things Lobster.

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Ugh! That lobster roll is torturous. I almost tried punching through my computer screen to grab it.

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I'm with you Nina.  Since it is just the two of us I'm cooking two racks of ribs, one baby back and one spare rib.  Slaw and beans for sides.

 

No lobsters in Lake Michigan, just PCBs!

 

While the ribs cook in the smoker (4-5 hrs) I am going to attempt a 2 car garage door replacement!  They say it's a big job, we'll see.

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But you have some pretty tasty Coho in the lake.  Went fishing while I was in college and caught some nice salmon off the coast of Chicago.

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Lots of sport fishing available but I wouldn't anything caught in Lake Michigan.  Here is a quote from the wiki entry on PCBs

 

Much of the Great Lakes area is still heavily polluted with PCBs, despite extensive remediation work.[44] Locally-caught fresh water fish and shellfish are contaminated with PCBs, and their consumption is restricted.

 

This has been the case since about 1964!

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So that's why I have been glowing since 1976.

 

I guess I'll stick to New England seafood.

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LOL Elliott,  and you thought it was your glowing personality that people referred to.

 

@ Limey,  I forgot beans!  Thanks for the reminder.  It will be quite for us too.  We are visiting another couple, but my friend is having a tonsillectomy and won't want to eat spicy grilled foods. Any suggestions?

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After a tonsillectomy I would love some homemade vanilla ice cream or gelato!

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I finally got my tonsils removed last year and had my doctor prescribe me Breyer’s Peach Ice Cream... to be used as needed :)

 

My favorite recent recipe was a basic Creme Caramel recipe.. made into Ice Cream. Great taste, but a little dense since I just put the cream mixture in the freezer. No prescription required. Oh, did I mention that I used manufacturing cream instead of half & half?

 

Let’s see, there is protein from the eggs & cream and yes, a lot of calories. Even so, if it’s only “part of a balanced diet” it can work.

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Memorial day was hot and humid here in WI.  I got the garage done and cooked some amazing ribs...

 

Check my Facebook pics.

 

 

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So here is what I did for Memorial Day in Maine.  It all about boat to boil. 

 

And yes, that's $7.75/lb for hard shell 1 1/2 lbers for bugs that were swimming that morning off of York Harbor.

 

Angry little bug, isnt she?

 

Not for long!

 

Lobster sauteed in butter on top of an English pea puree and lobster tomalley spaetzle topped with a