Monthly Archives: December 2011

Stir-Fried Spicy Lobster Recipe Forwarded By Steve Reynolds

Found on The HungryMonster.com

Serving Size :  
8 servings.

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Ready, set, cook!

CHEF’S NOTE: You will need 8 one-pound lobsters, blanched, with all the meat removed from the shells. Chop the meat, and reserve all the head shells, legs, and tail pieces. STEP ONE: Soy Butter Sauce and Pasta– Bring soy sauce to a boil, add butter in chunks, stirring until all is incorporated. Set aside. Cook angel hair pasta in boiling salted water until "al dente." STEP TWO: The Lobster– Combine sesame oil with hot pepper oil (approximately 1 ounce total per portion based on the desired hotness). Stir-fry lobsters in oils after coming up to smoke stage. Add scallions, peppers, and mushrooms. Cook until "al dente." Add angel hair pasta and soy butter to mixture, toss everything together. Place on center of each plate. Arrange hot lobster shells on plates to appear as a whole lobster presentation

Question 2 ~ Extreme Truck & Auto $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway @ gimmesound

Kory brings you trivia question #2 of the 50$ Gift Certificate Giveaway presented by Sean Nolan of Extreme Truck & Auto and Gimmesound.com. Enjoy the sultry sounds of ZZ Top while pondering the answers. Good Luck!

Check out tonight’s music lineup here

Happy Santa Lucia Day!!!- Celebrate By Making Santa Lucia Cuccia With Sista Felicia

The Gloucester Times Taste of The Times Is Hosting Felicia’s Video Today check it out-

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Click here for the printable recipe as well

December 13th is Santa Lucia Day Learn more About The Day Here

From wikipedia-

Italy

St. Lucia is the patron saint of the city of Syracuse (Sicily), where she was born. Celebrations take place on the 13th of December and in May. St. Lucy is also popular among children in some regions of North-Eastern Italy, namely Trentino, East Lombardy (Bergamo, Brescia, Cremona and Mantua), parts of Veneto, (Verona), parts of Emilia-Romagna, (Piacenza, Parma and Reggio Emilia), and all of Friuli, where she brings gifts to good children and coal to bad ones the night between December 12 and 13. She arrives in the company of a donkey and her escort, Castaldo. Children are asked to leave some coffee for Lucia, some flour for the donkey and bread for Castaldo. They must not watch Santa Lucia delivering these gifts, or she will throw ashes in their eyes, temporarily blinding them. In Sicily and among the Sicilian diaspora, cuccìa is eaten in memory of Saint Lucy’s miraculous averting of famine.

2011 Tree Decorating With The Girls

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Shot these with the Mrs’ Nikon D40 and the cheap awesome 35mm nikon 1.8 prime lens I got her for her birthday.  You can find it here. The beauty of a 35mm prime lens this fast is that you can isolate your subjects and throw the background out of focus.  They also perform super well in low light.  With the kit lens that shipped with her D40 I would have had to use the flash and the photos would have had all that blown out whitewashed look to them-UGLY.  Not using the flash with the kit lens would have produced blurry out of focus photos as well.  Love manually focusing with these, makes photography fun!   Every enthusiast photographer that has a dslr or interchangeable lens camera should own a fast 35mm prime. (Paul Morrison this means you)

Community Stuff

Pew Party & Pledges Please!!

Karen Ristuben writes-

Hello friends of The Center project!
Two things:
*  We are having a potluck neighborhood party at The Center this Thursday from 5-8 pm to remove the pews and to celebrate in holiday and community spirit.  Please be a part of this event!!  Invitation is attached.
*  And, a very friendly update and reminder:
Our fund drive for The Center’s Feasibility Study and Option to Purchase needs your pledges right away.  We are interviewing two excellent consultants this week, and would like to start working with one of them right after the New Year.  And, our Center Steering Committee is meeting this Wednesday to get things rolling.   But, we are still several thousand dollars short of our goal, so we need you now!  Easy pledging & Paypal available on the website – www.rockyneckartcolony.org
Hope to see you on Thursday if not before!
Yours, Karen

Cynthia Dempster asks-

Hi Joey,

  Do you have any idea where I can purchase used lobster buoys?

Thanks,  Cynthia Dempster

Pathways

Pathways for Children will be hosting  Parent & Child Playgroups on Monday mornings from 10:00- 11:30 am, at their Cape Ann Families playspace located at 28 Emerson Ave.( across the street from Pathways) in Gloucester.  Parents/caregivers and children ages birth- 5 years of age are welcome.  This drop-in group offers a great opportunity to socialize, learn new songs, find out about interesting family happening on Cape Ann and have FUN!  The group starts Monday, December 12th and will be closed on 12/26 & 1/ 2 for the holidays.  For further information please contact Amy Larsen, Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Coordinator at 978 281-2400 x 120 or at alarsen@pw4c.org.  This activity is made possible through a grant from the Department of Early Childhood Education & Care and Pathways for Children.