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After being told I would never be able to have children, I am now a stay-at-home Mommy to Maddie who happens to have Down Syndrome. I've been married 16 years to my best friend, having the time of my life. Thanks for stopping by and sharing in our little journey through life.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mystery Box Challenge - Accepted!

Do you guys watch Master Chef?  
Kyle and I watch it and love to figure out what we would do with the mystery box challenges (most of which we have no idea where to start!!)
Friday night a knock on the door from Tara, Tenley's Mommy, presented us with a real life mystery box challenge of our very own!!!
Tommy had flown in from Maine and was given 4 fresh lobster, caught that morning!!  
They weren't sure what to do with them, so we graciously took them off their hands : )  

We put them in paper bags and put them in the refrigerator to await their destiny.  

The next night...
into the pot they went!

Two were made for lobster risotto...

Which we made a stock for.

And two were eaten surf and turf style.  

 Nate and Cindy came over to help us enjoy the lobster.  
Turns out they were not as tasty as we had hoped!  

Oh well... 

One knock on the door
Four live lobster
Two amazing friends to share it with
Mystery box challenge - Complete!!


  1. I hope they were still alive when you stuck them in the pot to boil!!!

  2. They were alive and kicking! We had read that once they die, there's no point in cooking them anymore, but luckily they survived the night in the refrigerator. : )