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lobster bake

Last night was the big Lobster Bake at the Hopkins’ home. If you weren’t invited, don’t feel bad…. this was a donation dinner from a fundraising event, so unless you were at the fundraiser and had the winning bid…  sorry!

There were eight lovely guests. It is currently 11:30 AM the following morning and Dave and I have just now finally gotten it all cleaned up. Here is a pictorial of the event… recipes to follow.

The lobsters arrive via Fed-Ex from Maine.

Lobsters go in… ( an extra special thanks to Peggy for helping with this part and the photos … would have been impossible to take picture of myself doing this!!)

… and they come out!

Layers of sausage, clams, mussels, shrimp, corn, onions, peppers, lemons, spices, and wine…. create a clam bake!

Waiting for the guests to arrive

…. everything is ready…

They are here… putting the food out…

Tangy Coleslaw

Succotash Salad

Homemade rolls and crusty bread

Potatoes and corn

Clam bake and more lobsters

The guests!

Hot towels

Dessert time…  Deep Dish Blueberry Pie!

Peach and Mixed Berry Cobbler served in mason jars

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream served in more mason jars

A wonderful night!

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1 Kim { 01.22.12 at 1:17 PM }

Linda you know how to throw a party! Thanks for sharing the details of this one. I wish I could be as creative with a theme as you are!

2 Pat { 01.22.12 at 2:24 PM }

Everything looks fabulous! I hope the charity got big bucks for all your work. xoxoxoxoxo

3 Peggy { 01.22.12 at 5:35 PM }

Wow Linda! It looks like a fantastic evening. What a great and yummy menu. You really know how to put in all the details to make a party super special!

4 Sheila { 01.22.12 at 5:47 PM }

Too cute! And I have no doubt absolutely yummy! How nice of Dave to help with clean up. 🙂

5 Linda Hopkins { 01.22.12 at 5:51 PM }

Thanks all, and yes, Sheila, it was really nice to have a partner and assistant. He was there for me all night long, talking to guests and serving, clearing, and cleaning. Yay to Dave! 🙂

6 Marissa { 01.22.12 at 6:22 PM }

This looks incredible! Want to do this for me us when you come to San Francisco!?

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