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Valentine's Day Dinner for 3

Maddy, Ian and I enjoyed lobster rolls in Sophie's absence (stay tuned for Katsucon post).  Harris Teeter was having a sale on lobster tail, and there was no way we were braving the restaurant crowds.  I needed a luxe but simple meal that would not addle my post-call brain. I used my friend Jennifer's hot dog bun recipe, and Martha Stewart's lobster roll recipe.  I skipped the herbs because I didn't have any and added some finely diced celery. They were delicious, but I wished for more lobster.  Still, at about half the cost of a restaurant lobster roll, totally worth it.  We drank Red Shoe Diaries, a pisco-based cocktail sanctioned by the February issue of Bon Appetit.  Powerful but smooth.  After dinner we snacked on Buffalo Wing popcorn--spicy even though I omitted the cayenne.  Additionally, it took way less than 10 minutes for me to get that sugar caramelized.  Watch it closely!  I sent the bulk of it home with Maddy the next day.  It simultaneously cures sweet, salty, crunchy cravings and is only slightly less addictive than kettle corn--that heat does build to a point where you need to stop or just drink more beer.


Champagne Supernova

February needs its marching orders.