Okay, so this was Christmas Eve dinner, and not at all what I had planned, but it was very, very good. Mike has requested that lobster alfredo become our new Christmas Eve tradition. I make the easiest alfredo sauce ever (a stick of butter, a cup of heavy cream, and a cup of grated parm, cooked until reduced and thickened), so as long as we can get great local lobster like this, I’m happy to oblige.
Speaking of tradition, we started this one in our New York days. Not quite the same as New York bagels, but these bagels from Olga’s are pretty darned tasty, and my home-cured salmon was delicious.
So you know the Toll House cookie recipe on the package of chocolate chips? My mom makes that recipe every year, and she swears she follows it to the letter, but somehow her version just tastes better than any other I’ve tasted. (Others agree – at times she has made hundreds and hundreds just to satisfy demand.) We took a break mid-dinner prep for cookies, and I washed mine down with a little shot of Rhody Fresh milk.
With our prep finished, it was time to sit and snack before putting the finishing touches on our meal.
We didn’t go all out this year as we have in years past, but I think we enjoyed ourselves more. Everything was delicious, and I felt really proud to have sourced so much from the farmers’ market (click on the photos for more detail). We are truly lucky to have landed here.