Happy New Year – With Lobster and Chocolate

Lobster with Pasta / Chocolate Cake Roll:

2017 — Happy New Year, everyone!!  I do hope everyone enjoyed the Holidays — And we’re all looking forward to a positive new year!!

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I realize I’m a day (two days) late about this, but New Year’s Day is my Anniversary and I often get distracted.  Actually, the entire (previous) week was a bit distracting.  Husband bought a new car.  He’s very happy — He got something sporty to drive, and his bike fits in the back.  Then we unexpectedly had to take in Mother-in-Law’s dog — The well-behaved Riley.  And we basically had other Holiday Doings all through the week — All pleasantly distracting.

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Above — Riley the Havanese.  He says ‘Happy New Year’!!

But I do want to get back to Pots, and Food, and Pots.  I want to share some truly tasty, slightly festive, New Year’s Goodies — Lobster with Fennel and Corn (with Pasta).  And a Chocolate Mousse Cake Roll (from my favorite French Bakery).

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The Food — Lobster with Fennel and Corn over Pasta:

I was in the mood to try Lobster with ‘good stuff’ as a topping with pasta.  I prepared live lobster — Steamed, then all meat removed from the shells.  Then the topping mixture….  Sauteed fennel and onion, very carmelized.  Then a bit of white wine, then heavy cream — Then some of my (frozen) summer corn.  Finally, I added chunks of the lobster and some bright green snow peas.

All served over garganelli pasta.  Oh my!  Oh my!  Absolutely lobster-lovely!  Wonderful (heavenly) flavors!  Delightful textures!  Recipe included on my Recipes Page.

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More Food — Chocolate-Mousse Cake Roll:

My favorite bakery in the Twin Cities is Patrick’s French Bakery.  Husband picked up a treat — A chocolate-mousse cake roll (a holiday thing).  Every bite (every slice) was heavenly — With whipped cream and raspberries, of course

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The Pottery — Plates and Plates:

I’m serving my Lobster-with-Pasta in a large Pasta Bowl made by Minnesota Artist, Warren Mackenzie — Shino glaze with finger-swipes.  So glad I have this Bowl in my life — Classic Warren Mackenzie!!

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I’m serving slices of chocolate cake roll on two different plates.  I love this crazy/geometric, black/white Plate made by Minnesota Artist, Mike Helke.  Mike creates wonderful abstract Pots — I would call it ‘controlled crazy’!!

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And I’m serving another slice of chocolate cake roll on a Maasha Plate.  White stoneware, soda fired with ash glazes — This batch came of out the kiln with such lovely carbon-trapping at a the edges!

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And that’s my Happy New Year posting!  Happy/Happy 2017 everyone!!

And yes — I will be announcing my annual Pottery-GiveAway in my next Posting!!  Stay tuned.

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One thought on “Happy New Year – With Lobster and Chocolate

  1. Happy Anniversary, Happy 2017 Marcia & Bob,

    We always love having you in our inbox….especially seeing Mashaa pottery with your most creative, yummy edibles!

    Blessings, Blessings. With Love, Meg & Jim email to mashaaclay@msn.com returned???

    On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 8:08 AM, Marcia Tani Paul wrote:

    > maashaclayblog posted: “Lobster with Pasta / Chocolate Cake Roll: 2017 — > Happy New Year, everyone!! I do hope everyone enjoyed the Holidays — And > we’re all looking forward to a positive new year!! I realize I’m a day (two > days) late about this, but New Year’s Day is” >

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