A New England Dinner

There is nothing better after a day in the sun than a leisurely dinner. Inspired by the sea that we spend our weekend days on, this past Sunday we enjoyed a picnic dinner of New England favorites.

The first course was a mix of mesclun greens topped with fresh local peaches, goat cheese, and drizzles of honey balsamic and blood orange olive oil, one of my favorite additions to recipes ever. It was a light, simple  yet totally elegant starter and tided us over until we got the rest of the meal cookin’.


Peach and mesclun greens salad

Our next course was lobster, two perfect Maine lobsters boiled and dipped in Kate’s butter with sea salt. Eaten while sitting on the floor, barefoot of course. I love sitting on the floor.


After salads and lobsters, we were full, so we decided to spend some time cleaning up and hanging out on the deck listening to Spotify. Do you guys have it yet? It’s pretty awesome. I could spend hours searching for songs.

Our third course was another simple one, steamers, lemony butter, and a giant soft baguette.


butter and bread

Lots of butter and bread and a couple of Harpoon summer beers later, we were stuffed. . . but not too stuffed for Magnum ice cream bars. Is there any other way to end a summer meal than with ice cream?

It might seem that I am obsessed with summer, and I would say that is perfectly okay.

Ready for the weekend yet?

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Tags: clams, dinner, Food, lobster, New England, salad, summer

  1. Heather’s avatar

    Your meal looks amazing – I just bought peaches at the farmers market yesterday – I cannot wait for them to ripen up a little!

    Lobster is one of my favorite foods – I could eat it all the time!


  2. Daisy’s avatar

    so ready for the weekend!! this is the quintessential summer feast, nicely done!


  3. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    So perfectly summery! I am loving fresh peaches these days.


  4. Michelle’s avatar

    This meal looks perfect, absolutely perfect.


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  6. Terri’s avatar

    yum, yum, yummy!


  7. Ashley’s avatar

    blood orange olive oil? now that just sounds heavenly.


  8. Megan’s avatar

    Sounds fabulous. I am obsessed with summer too.


  9. Elizabeth’s avatar

    That peach and goat cheese salad looks divine.


  10. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    I’m definitely obsessed with summer. My friend and I have plans to grill lobster tails Sunday night. I can’t wait!


  11. Mark’s avatar

    Terrific… I’ve been craving soft-shell crabs for several weeks and now I look at this delicious meal :) I so want lobster and soft-shelled crabs right now!


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