My brother Paul and I concocted a plan one summer afternoon to cook lobster tail for our Christmas dinner. Our family was on the screen porch, sipping coffee, and we slyly decided right in front of our parents that we would cook the meal, and what the main dish would be. Four months later, Paul and I were doing everything we could to keep it a secret while still figuring out how to properly cook everything. It was not easy to do, but it sure was a lot of fun.
Even though this really isn't normal content for me, I wanted to share these photos that were taken that day. We had mussels and crusty bread for the first course, asparagus and avocado salad, lobster tail and sweet potato fries for the main course, and crème brûlée for dessert. We enjoyed ginger/tequila cocktails with the first course, a light red wine (we forgot to buy white!) with the meal, and a fancy sipping rum with dessert. The meal was awesome, but more than anything, I loved enjoying the food with my family, with good conversation and lots of laughter. It was everything I could have hoped for!