Independence Day Weekend Frolic!

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Dancing Off the Wall People! Bidding you a Happy Celebratory Weekend. Last evening, The Don and I began our weekend in the Finest of Style! We delightedly were guests at a swelegant dinner party…think: Bogue Sound, grandest host(s), finest home and art ever, totally glam dinner tables, perfect roses, beautiful guests…

and thank you for allowing me to elaborate…

The five course dinner progressed over three hours of convivial, diverse, and “self evident” conversation. Consider this; a minimum of 6 china patterns, 4 crystal patterns swooped up from travels around the globe, impeccable linens and white glove service. Don’t sweat it for me; I was in love with the entire envelope of activity. There was magic dancing around in every detail. The second course was lobster, paired with hand cut chips…impeccable. I’m going to BEG for the recipe, but in the interim, if you have lobster on hand for the Fourth…her ’tis my take on lobster salad –  A couple of years back we were with our family at the Cape for a few marvelous days with incredible seafood markets… so, td and I mixed this up for dinner while the youngsters and grands were driving in from Boston. In case you don’t have last night’s recipe, I’m hooking you up here with this:Lobster Salad

(a pic of salad, sans roll, extra avocado and an extra claw to boot!)

Meat from 2 boiled lobsters, chopped in large pieces
5 slices cooked bacon, chopped
4 leaves Boston Bibb lettuce
1 avocado, cut in chunks
2 tomatoes, cut in chunks
1/2 cup mayonnaise
4 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 Tbs celery leaves, chopped
2 Tbs chopped fresh basil
1 Tbs chopped fresh chives
2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
2 Tbs butter
4 long split rolls

Combine mayo, celery, celery leaves, basil, chives, and lemon juice in large bowl.
Add in lobster, bacon, avocado, and tomatoes.
Toss gently.
Melt butter in sauce pan over medium heat.
Split rolls and toast inside part in butter about 2 minutes.
Place lettuce leaf inside roll.
Top with lobster mixture.

Now for all of you who went out boating today…I hope that your spines realigned!  Nod to the Carteret County Weekend Crew!

PS…this is a HUGE PS BTW! I am officially relaunching this blog next week as PegHardee.com. I hope that you will rejoin me, or join me for the first time around, beginning NOWI promise; it’ll be a visual scrapbook.  Welcome.

 

5 thoughts on “Independence Day Weekend Frolic!

  1. LAwdy! How fabulous to read about. Felt as if I was there. I look forward to more . Good on you. Love , Lou

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  2. Since I was on the previous blog, do I need to sign up for the new one? You must text me who gave this fabulous soiree? Happy 4th. Love, Bonny

  3. I’m sooo excited you’re back! Can’t wait for more-:)
    Love,
    Katie

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