My DH usually gives me a treat on my birthday, but with the temperature in the high 90's, we didn't feel like going out last Monday. He would have taken me to a favorite seafood restaurant by the coast and would have ordered a lobster for me. I told him perhaps when the weather is better we can go out. So I figured - 80+ miles round trip to the coast, and a lobster dinner would have cost us at least $100. But then, I went shopping this morning to buy the usual week-long staples, and there it was, at the seafood counter: Lobsters - $4.99 a pound! So, bought the groceries, and then went up to the counter and asked for 2 lobsters, have them steamed.
I got home and told DH I got my birthday lunch so we didn't have to plan on going to Portsmouth NH...
so here's my dinner - freshly caught and steamed by my favorite grocer
There's severe thunderstorm warning for the next few hours, and hopefully we'd get a break in the weather by Saturday. Still too iffy to plan on a boat trip the isles and the lakes are still too crowded with vacationers from out of state.