Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lobster Roll

Somehow, I posted the Maggie Monday story without telling you about the poor crustacean. (I know exactly how it happened, but I can't admit I'm that dumb sometimes.)

Some of her friends stole it as a practical joke. We surmise that she had been someplace bragging about it and they wanted to bring her down a peg. Thank god because what would my family be without the line, "I'm just a poor widow with a 10-pound lobster"?

The 10-pound lobster found its way back to the pot of the poor widow, happily for the widow; less so for the lobster.

Someone said they didn't know if they had a pot that would hold a 10-pound lobster. In New England, every family has one of these:


This was the kind we had anyway. You might have one without the bottom portion, depending on how you felt about clams.

6 comments:

Kathryn said...

Not a big fan of steamed clams, though fried ones, even with bellies, are mighty tasty. Still I would keep the bottom part for lobster broth.

Alice said...

I must say I'm relieved that Maggie did get her lobster back, but it was a good story. A few years ago my husband made lobster bisque and we had to run out and buy a bigger pot! That is saying something because I make a lot of homemade soups and we had some pretty big pots to start with. We were in Calgary at the time, not at all close to New England.

Xeyedmary said...

I love your grandmother! I'd ask to adopt her, but I suspect she's more than I can handle!

Donna said...

Ours did not have the pretty lobster on it, but the bottom did say clam broth.

Anonymous said...

So, it's a steamer? I love the spigot.

dd

mainely stitching said...

We got a hand-me-down lobster pot from my mom but oh my god it stinks so bad we've put it down cellar! I think a pretty new one with a lobster painted on the side is just the ticket. ;)