Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Meet Bubba

The Birthday Lobster
The youngest spawn wanted to keep him for a pet.  Get him a leash and walk him around.  Get him a friend and have races around the dining room table.  The Dragon was concerned, yet dismissive...

Farmer Ted had other plans for Bubba...

Ted's Seafood Platter
Lobster, tortilla tilapia, crabcake, blackened scallops and shrimp with mango salsa.  No birthday supper would be complete without...

GrowDammit Tomato Salad

After the youngest spawn heard about our adventures with the Batmobile, he created his own villian...

The Claw

The eldest spawn, sadly, was absent.  He has twice a day 3 hour training sessions for his high school soccer team.  Oh well, more seafoody goodness for us.

Finally, a GrowDammit Birthday Harvest...

Next...Trip Highlights Part 3.  Oh, and there's a new special edition Birthday Poll up for a limited time.


  1. 4 words about that birthday dinner: Can I move in? -Anna

  2. So I had to vote "Other." I don't care for sweets at all although I can create some pretty cool ass desserts. Actually... No one in the house has the sweet tooth. Every once in a blue moon will the youngest spawn want us to make him a creme brulee but other than that... We prefer savory stuff. Shit... Getting back to what I voted for... I went with "Other." I don't know what the "Other" is.... But i know that it's something "Other" than sweets or a cheese plate. (Alcohol is always a safe bet with me.)

    So in the last poll... The bay leaves took the day. (Sorry fennel... You had my vote.)

    Bubba the birthday lobster was p-r-e-t-t-y damn tasty! The youngest spawn and his faithful sidekick from across the street were pretty impressed whenever I busted out the butcher knife and answered their question of "How are you gonna kill it?" That scenario either goes one of two ways... Either people get freaked out when you half the lobster... Or people are all into it. The kids were all in to it. Boys being boys. With Bubba's remains... I made a slammin' lobster stock. I don't know what I'm going to use it for right now but I'll come up with something. AH! I've got it... My world famous oyster stuffing for Thanksgiving. Now THAT... Is the best stuff that you'll ever eat. I'm gonna fess up and let ya know that I TOTALLY stole the idea from a cooking show. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives... This 'Ol boy from New Orleans made this shit and I looked at Farmer Chele... She looked at me... and it was then that I made the proclamation... "I'm stealin' THAT one."

    (At Anna....) Suuurrreee... You can move in! (Ala "Freaky McGee.) - As I lick my eyebrows.

  3. Freaky McGee, weird behavior is my normal environment. You don't scare me...but I'll spare you, as in truth, I also have a personal chef in the house...he's not as experimental and open minded though when it comes to ingredients. There are too many "no's": no seafood, no veggies except "normal" ones, like potatoes, tomatoes, peppers. It's up to me to be the experimental one, and I just don't have the time or energy, and yeah interest. Michelle is a lucky gal to have such a great chef! -Anna

  4. LMAO! He met some fuckin' blackening seasoning, is what he met!

  5. Birthday dinner sounds and looks wonderful! Wish I was with y'all. Miss you, Alys Anne