The heart and glitter-filled meat counter display on Valentine’s day suckered me into buying lobster tails for the first time ever. I had ten extra bucks on me, which is what two tails costs, so to hell with being smart and frugal – I did it. And then realized that I had no idea how to cook the things. I ended up waiting a few days for them to thaw in the fridge, then boiled them for five minutes while my other half grilled the steakburger. That worked well enough, but we couldn’t figure out how to get the meat out! After abandoning my knife and fork after the first few attempted cuts and instead digging in to break the tough exoskeleton apart with my bare hands, I felt like a real cavewoman by the time I got all of the meat out. It was kind of awesome. 🙂
The asparagus is something new: frozen asparagus that you can steam in its bag in the microwave. Fresh steamed asparagus is my favorite vegetable, but canned asparagus makes the list somewhere below brussel sprouts and beets which taste like slimy dirt and sweet dirt, respectively. This new frozen asparagus? Well, it’s actually not that bad. It’s not fresh steamed from the garden, but at least the flavor was OK and while they weren’t crisp at all, they weren’t mushy like canned asparagus either. Conclusion: I’ll probably buy it again, for use as a backup when I’m out of fresh veggies and don’t feel like driving to the grocery store.