Friday, September 30, 2011

I Want Another Lobster Roll!

I want another lobster roll, not just any lobster roll but one from Red's Eats.  I don't think that's going to happen anytime soon - I'm in Ontario and not planning on heading down Route 1 in Maine.  If you're lucky enough to be going that way, a stop at the little lobster shack on the side of the road in Wiscasset is very important.  Don't be put off by the long lines  - it'll be well worth it when you have that lobster roll in front of you...

We were there just after Labor Day - it took us about 45 minutes to get to the window.  That's me in the flowered top - edging ever so close.....

I've had lobster rolls before but nothing compares to this - first off, all lobster rolls should be on a top slice bun - hamburger buns or kaisers just aren't the same.    I've never seen anything like this - they advertise a pound of lobster in each roll, I believe it - my goodness - it's crazy - it was so big you had to eat it with a fork and knife.   Lobster rolls usually have mayo, not this one, it was pure meat - claws, tails, yummmm!!  And a little dish of melted butter!!!  We also tried the onion rings, which were homemade and oh, so good!!!  I wanted to try the clam cakes - we ordered two  - they were tasty too!!

We're spoiled now - no lobster roll will ever compare!!! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Deals at the 70 Mile Yard Sale

Our vacation was just about over but our last day on Prince Edward Island was sure a fun one - it was the 70 Mile Yard Sale Weekend - deals everywhere and a fair amount of junk too, I have to say!!!  I was hopful for Pyrex - I wasn't disappointed. 

You know how you feel when you find something so cheap, you just want to get out of there, well, that happened to me - I just wanted to take the goods and get back to the car.

Is it any wonder I wanted to get to the car?  There are six side plates and one bowl - every piece still has the original sticker - yard sale price of $3.... I spotted them as soon as I walked into the yard and grabbed them with lightening speed!!  I was all ready to pay and I spotted these ramekins - 75 cents for 3 - my day was starting out in the best way and it was only 8 am. 

More Pyrex, more deals - I already have this cookie jar and I paid $10 for mine - this one was $1 - I know Carla will take this off my hands...  A Pyrex Carafe for 50 cents..  And the yellow and red fridgies were sold together, price $2 - the lids I bought earlier in the trip. 

But, it wasn't all Pyrex - picked up a few other treasures too....

This is one heavy duty thermos!!  $5

Aren't these the sweetest Winnie the Pooh bookends?  Not the usual thing I would buy, but when I saw the date on them, had to purchase and for $3 - you couldn't go wrong!

$2 for a like new dart board for the game room.

I've started to pick up some old red handled utensils - yard sale purchases are the beater on the left and the sifter - $3 for the two.  The lifter is from home, the other two I bought on the way to the Island.  I'll have more in another post on some goodies we picked up there..  Meantime, I will be going over to The Pyrex Collective and blogging about my non yard sale Pyrex purchases.  

I've linked up to Apron Thrift Girl - there's lots of neat stuff over there...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Old Recipes Galore

Pork Pickle, Cheapskate Cookies, Clara Kirby Molasses Cookies - these are some old time recipes that are in my grandmothers recipe box - pork pickle calls for 100 pounds of pork - can you imagine making that?    And - Clara Kirby's Molasses Cookies calls for 2/3 c. fat - does that sound like a cookie you might want to bite into? 

These old tin recipes boxes belonged to my Mom and my two Grandmothers - they're all full  of recipe cards and scraps of paper with writing on them that I remember so well.   I'd love to have one of my grandmother's molasses cookies right now or a Lottie's Special.....

I consider myself lucky to even have one of these boxes - I found my paternal grandmother's recipe box quite a few years ago at a collectible shop when I was home visiting Prince Edward Island. My eyes went right to the red plaid box because it was the same as Mom's - I opened it up and recognized the writing as my grandmother's - I would have bought that for any price. It had been sold at auction(that's a real long story) - and ended up in this little shop within walking distance of my home!!  It's funny the way things work out sometimes....

These old recipe books are also from Prince Edward Island - The Women's Institute Book cost 25 cents and has a wartime section - it tells ways of saving sugar, substitutes for sugar and just about two pages on fat - uses of fats and drippings, deflavorizing fat, fat substitutions - not something you would ever find in a modern cookbook!!  Thank goodness for that!! 

The other old cookbook is from Kings County  Hospital in Montague, Prince Edward Island - this belonged to my great aunt - she has written extra recipes all over the book, it must have been well used, it is tied together with twine  And - as a side note - I was born in this hospital!  It's a walk back in time to see some of the old local ads - not many of these local establishments are still operating today.

I'll treasure these boxes and books always!!