On Thursday, our friends Branon and Katy Mack joined in on the fun with the most important item of all....the turkey and the deep fryer. That's right, we fried the 18 pound turkey and it was delicious! The appetizers included: crackers and dip, olives, artichokes, sour cream & caviar, seasoned nuts, pickles, pickle okra, and cheese. The main menu was: fried turkey, stuffing, cornbread dressing, 2 kinds of gravy, sweet potato casserole, potatoes au gratin, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, brussel sports, homemade rolls, and a yummy cream pudding Kristen made! Desserts: pecan pie, pumpking pie, upside down blackberry cake, homemade whipped cream, and ice cream. We sat down for the main fare around 2pm and tackled desserts around 6pm. It was a great time and we all had plenty of leftovers for the week!
Katy, Branon, Kristen, Me, and Adam
Can't forget the growing baby....13 weeks!
Random Fact from Adam: "Maine lobsters account for 80% of the U.S. lobster catch, according to the Associated Press. Other lobster-related facts:
- Maine lobstermen haul around 400,000 pounds a day.
- Lobster is Maine's most valuable fishery. Its haul of roughly 63 million pounds last year was worth some $300 million at the dock with a total economic impact estimated at about $1 billion.
- The annual catch has more than doubled in the past 15 years; at the same time the average price paid to fishermen has risen more than 75 percent, with lobstermen averaging $4.44 per pound for their catch last year.
- Lobster prices fluctuate widely during the year depending on supply and demand. The price lobstermen receive for their catch fell to as low as $2.25 a pound this month.
- Along the Portland waterfront, seafood shops are selling lobsters for as cheap as $3.89 a pound, about the price of bologna at the deli counter.
- Retailers as far south as Washington, D.C., are selling live lobster for as little as $5.99 a pound.