Lobster Rolls – A Maine Tradition


I’ve been trying to each state in the order they became a part of the U.S., but I got excited about burnt ends and jumped ahead! Before Missouri became a state, Maine was admitted to the union. And what could be more iconic for Maine than lobster?

I tried to find other dishes that might represent the state. I’m not a huge fan of the crustacean myself. It’s OK, but I prefer the flavor of shellfish like shrimp or crab. I ran across things like blueberries, duck fat fries and whoopie pies. But everything else had lobster in it.  So here I am faced with lobster – rolls to be exact. But these are right up my alley – super easy to make!

Lobster Rolls

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Grilled Chicken and Potato Salad


With all this hot weather, who wants to heat things up in the house! I don’t know about you, but our grill gets a lot of use during the summer months. Not just because it’s hot outside, but also because, it’s just the summer thing to do!

This potato salad is cooked entirely on the grill – gas or charcoal – and can be a side dish but makes a great main course too (like lunch the day after!).

grilled potato salad

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday link up #204


Memorial day is over and we’re on our way to summer – but it seems like winter is still trying to plunder many parts of our country. We’ve been having crock pot soup again! But I am in full anticipation of warmer weather and outdoor parties. What do you anticipate for the summer?

And while you’re thinking about it, think about this…

what's for dinner?

  Well come on over – this is the place to answer that question! This is the home of a collection of fabulous recipes! A collaboration of ideas ~

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share as many as three RECIPES! But make them ones you haven’t shared in a month or so…

               Remember, be sure there is an edible recipe in your post.

 Here are the some delicious ideas that were shared last week (and not just for dinner!):

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Missouri Burnt Ends


Next state up – Missouri. My daughter lives in Kansas City and she informed me, Missouri IS burnt ends. So that’s what we’re going with.

What are bunt ends, you ask?
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Oyster Po’ Boy – Sautéd not Fried


I love an oyster – and we had so many …

Ever seen a 6 inch oyster? Our neighbors brought us two dozen fresh oysters. And these babies were HUGE! The question than came what to do with them all?

We started with these – oyster on the half shell. A deliciously salty raw oyster sitting on the shell. Now note, the dish these are sitting on is 8 inches long!

We smoked some too. And I roasted quite a few. And then I thought, what to do with the rest? I could make Bacon wrapped deep fried oysters… or wait! One of those wonderful sandwiches – oyster po’boy.

oyster po' boy feature

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