Saturday, February 09, 2008

Back in the Day

Reflecting on a special lunch posted on a different blog June 18, 2006...

I had a birthday recently (the big 3-0) and my mom wanted to take me out to lunch. She took me to Red Lobster largely because I've never had a lobster. "Oh," Mom said, "it's like shrimp...only better. If you like shrimp, you'll love lobster." When we got to Red Lobster, we looked at the menu for a lunch with lobster tail. The closest entree choice was a major platter with lobster tail, two kinds of shrimp and crab legs. However, we could also get a whole Maine lobster. My mom pushed for the later option.

"It's taken you 30 years to get a chance to eat lobster. You'd better get the whole thing!" So I did. (Although, I felt pretty silly when my mom ordered a pasta dish for $8.99 compared to my whole lobster for $24.) The lobster came out, eyeballs and all, and I didn't like it. Seriously, I love shrimp. I like lots of kinds of fish, (tuna, cod, salmon, halibut, mahi-mahi) but lobster is NOT my thing. As I valiantly tried to eat my $24 lunch, I wished I had started with the platter that had at least the two kinds of shrimp I KNEW I liked.

5 comments:

zippy said...

Yum...NOT! You're a brave gal for even trying! I am NOT a fan of seafood, in any way, shape, or form.

BTW: Thanks for asking about my dad. After living in the hospital for four long months, two additional surgeries, and many close-calls, he finally got an amazing team of doctors to help him through what a can only be described as a miraculous recovery! It was very obvious that it wasn't his time to go yet and that Heavenly Father still has work for him to finish on this side. Everytime I talk to him he will tell me through his tears that he recognizes and is grateful that he is a "walking miracle"...his doctors agree (apparently from a medical standpoint, he shouldn't still be here.)

Mom2My6Kids said...

I have never tried lobster. Ken loves it but I'm happy with my little breaded shrimp and lots of dipping sauce! Your mom is very cool though for wanting to make your birthday so special!

Jen said...

I like shrimp. I do not like lobster, and as I learned this week, I cannot bear the idea of crawdads either. EWW EWW EWW.

I've also had the freshest crab possible (caught it myself, had it cooked up by a dude on the beach) and it's gross too. Imitation all the way for me.

Liza said...

I like fish, not shrimp (although breaded its okay) and crab is okay in some instances. I hear if you get a really good fresh lobster it is much different than other- I don't know. I don't remember ever having it- I am not apposed to trying it. However I probably never will because, like you said, for the price it is NOT worth the risk.

Celia Fae said...

Hey, thanks for the advice about the spell check on google toolbar. I've been using it and it makes me happy.

I love lobster. And shrimp. I'm a good eater.