Thursday, October 15, 2009

Let's Go Swimmin' on Foodie Friday

Join in on Foodie Friday hosted on Designs by Gollum

Darling vintage tablecloth that a fellow collector picked up for me, just love it!
 Turquoise and Rose Post 86 Fiesta with vintage Yellow Fiesta and the smallest of the Marigold Baking Bowls. Carved wooden birds are from Jamaica, napkin rings from eBay, glassware from Pier 1, flatware is Dansk.

The perfect feast to go with this watery tablescape ...... 
Homer wants to know what's for dinner?

Nothing better than fresh lobster, which requires salted boiling water, add a few celery stalks, some carrots and a couple of sliced fresh lemons to the water to reduce any aromas of the sea. 20-30 minutes depending on the size of your catch, use a CLEAN pair of tin-snips to make fast work of cracking the shells for your guests. Serve with lots of fresh lemon wedges and clarified butter. Enjoy!!

Should there be any leftovers (NOT at our house!), here's a quick and easy peasy Lobster Bisque that's great on a Sunday afternoon for a snack in front of the football game.

Lobster bits (the more the better, I usually simmer the shells in a small amount of water to loosen all the bits and flavor, gently reduce and remove the shells)
1 Can Cream of Asparagus Soup
1 Can Cream of Mushroon Soup
1 Cup Light Cream (Half and Half)
Pinch of Cayenne pepper to taste (Better yet 1/2 t - 1 t fresh very very very finely diced Cayenne pepper from the garden)

Mix together, simmer being careful not to scald the soup.
Top with dallop of sour cream, fresh herbs of your choice, mine would be fresh garlic chives or parsley.
Dry Sherry served in mini-creamers for each guest to add according to their taste.
Fresh San Francisco sourdough bread to make sure you get every last drop mopped up!


  1. such a cute post, i love your little helper~

  2. This is an adorable post...loved it all.

  3. I've been waiting to see what you would do with this cloth, and it was worth the wait! It looks fabulous with your lovely accessories, especially the napkin rings. The menu is perfect, too. I'll be revisting this one for some time. Thanks for the treat!

  4. What a fun post! You lucky girl....Lobster is my favorite:)

  5. UMMM fresh lobster! The napkin rings are adorable!!

    Have a great weekend!


  6. I love the color you've brought to your tablescape. It persinifies good cheer. I also love the easy recipe for lobster bisque. Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Lovely tablescape but I'm sad about the lobsters.... I hate seeing them packed up alive with ice ever since I saw life lobster in a blister package in our supermarket...

  8. Next time you make lobster, give me a call.


  9. I'm glad you finally got your tablecloth! The table looks great and it looks like Homer is ready to dive in!! :)

  10. What a beautiful tablesscape. Love the colors and the lobster bisque sound s so EASY!!! THANKS!!! Geri

  11. This one just makes me smile....check out the grins on those napkin rings, that's how I feel about this tablecloth.

    Daphne, out twin cloths should get together sometime! LOL And M, I've had it scheduled for awhile since Brad sent it to me, just waiting for it to work its way into the schedule. :-)

    Thanks for visiting everyone ..... there are more FISH in my future, so check back often!


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