Happy Lobster Day!
“I didn’t know that lobsters had a day,” you say?
But, apparently they do!
Hmmm. I wonder if they get the day off? Sure they do. All fishermen go to a ballgame and Red Lobster® closes in their honor. LOL No,I don’t think so. Poor dears, they have no CLUE they have a day. *More about it: Lobster Day
Do you love lobster? I sure do. I have to say that I have not been willing to pick one out to send to its death in a boiling caldron of water. No. I take the weakling’s way out, go to a restaurant and order lobster tail dripping with lots of melted butter. Yum!
So, for our tribute to LOBSTERS, let’s first learn a little bit about them before we talk about EATING them!:
- Lobsters are crustaceans which are part of the arthropoda phyllum (joint legged).
- Lobsters have exoskeletons that serve as protection, like armor.
- Lobsters have 10 legs.
- Lobsters live in the ocean and are found in each and every one!
- Lobster sizes: smallest is a Slipper Lobster – and, silly me, it technically is not a lobster at all. It measures 2.2 inches and looks really scary, for such a little guy. The largest real lobster ever found was caught off the coast of Nova Scotia and it weighed 44.4 POUNDS!
- Kinds of Lobsters in USA: the American and the Spiny. For eats, I prefer Maine Lobsters because they are so sweet.
We WILL get to the eating part of our celebration but, next, here is a great video about Lobsters by Jonathan Bird. If you have kids at home, have them gather around and watch it with you!
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When I discovered that today was Lobster Day, it gave me a craving for lobster. Since I’m all out of it right now, I thought I would do the next best thing (other than going to an expensive restaurant) and find some yummy lobster recipes to share with you right here!