Yesterday, Mrs. Fly and I had a date day. We went to our favorite hole-in-the-wall sushi place for lunch. It's in the next town, but it's the closest edible sushi place from where we live that serves lunch, so we do what we must. I heard that a new place opened up in town so we'll have to check that out when we get a chance. It's a little weird to me that there aren't better sushi places in our town - there are quite a number of Japanese families, and tons of people with money to blow. I really think a Nobu would totally clean up. I was actually going to write him a letter, but as you may have guessed, I have some lazy-ass issues.
This is another one of those "order three lunch specials" for the two of us places. Even on days when I wake up at a normal time, I rarely eat breakfast (which I know is bad), so I'm ravenous when lunch time rolls around. *That's* why I eat so much. Yeah! Yeah! That's the ticket!
WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
After lunch, we went to the huge supermarket in the nearby town and got lobsters for dinner. Mrs. Fly had been craving it for a few days and the lobsters were only $5.99 a pound (which is basically like telling the Flys that it's free) so it was a no-brainer. My favorite size is probably 1.75-2 pounds - if it's much smaller, the work-to-meat ratio is too high, and if it's much bigger, the shells are harder to crack and the meat is tougher. So we got 3 lobsters - one for each of us, and a third "contingency" lobster in case "one of us" needed more. We put the kids to sleep and had a nice romantic dinner. I only had one lobster, so Mrs. Fly is going to use the third lobster for lobster rolls later in the week.
Not sure if I gave you guys my "lobster schpiel," but I think most people don't truly enjoy the FULL lobster. Everyone eats the tail and claws, but imo pretty much the whole lobster has great flavor. I know a guy who claimed the best meat was in the legs. TBH, it's kind of hard to tell, and it's a lot of work unless you get a huge lobster. I also like the meat above the legs in the body cavity. Again, it's a lot of work, but I like the texture. And finally, I love the green stuff in the body cavity - it's got great favor and such a nice compliment to the more subtle flavor of the rest of the lobster. But most people probably throw it away. Mrs. Fly is a faux lobster lover, so I get the benefit of partaking of her body and legs. ;-) Maybe I should write romance novels... But I digress...