Posts Tagged ‘Solebury’

Lobsterfest 2009

June 6, 2009

Today was the 14th Annual Lobsterfest for the Trinity Youth Group at the Episcopal Church here in Solebury, PA.  It’s a fund raiser for the Youth Group’s Mission to Philadelphia where the Youth Group, in connection with the Philly based Urban Tree Connection, create urban farms. The urban farms allow city folks to grow their own food. 

Lobsterfest Volunteers

The actual Lobsterfest is almost a day long event with live music, games, concessions, silent auction and of course food.  They do offer hamburgers and hot dogs but the highlight is of course the lobster.  Unfortunately Donna is allergic to seafood and the smell of the lobster cooking is enough to set her off on a bad path so we made a quick stop and got a dinner for me to go.  Imagine Lobster Take OutLobsterfest Dinner

 For a donation of $31 you get a 1 1/2 Pound Lobster, an ear of corn, a portion of creamy coleslaw and a fresh roll.  They are actually prepared for take out so everything comes ready to take home.  My first lobster of the year was well cooked, tender and sweet to the taste.  It was a female, some say they are sweeter, but I enjoyed the roe which came as a bonus.  The Corn was fresh and sweet with plump kernels. The Coleslaw was creamy but needed more carrot to balance the slightly tart cabbage.  The Roll was fresh and great for soaking up the lobster juices and small pieces of lobster meat that fall off as you pick thru the shells. The Lemon Slice was a nice touch as a touch of lemon juice brings out the flavour of the meat even more. BTW I ate on the deck so the smell would bother Donna. Thank heavens it stopped raining today.

This was my 3rd time at the Lobsterfest and I will be back next year.  Let me know if you want to join me.

Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury,  PA       215-297-5135

Church Ham Dinner

May 17, 2009

Solebury United Methodist Ham SupperEvery year the Solebury United Methodist Church sponsors a Ham Dinner to raise funds for different church activities.  Donna and JoJo have been going the past few years as kinda a girls night out and they both enjoy the ham.  I don’t, they do. They brought me a take out order to try and convince me I like it.

The take out order they brought me was a great value at $12. For that you get a big portion of sliced Virginia ham with raisin sauce, green beans, boiled red potatoes, coleslaw, apples sauce, two rolls and carrot cake. Since they went to the effort of bringing home an order, I had to at least taste the food and report back to you what it was like. Again giving so much to my craft.

Church Ham Supper

The Virginia ham was very sweet, tender and favourful.  The raisin sauce with very plump raisin, matched well with sweet and slight salty ham. You could tell the tasty green beans were fresh and cut up by kitchen crew earlier that day. The red potatoes were well cooked with a bit of parsley thrown in for decoration. The apple sauce was a good match for the ham, matching the sweetness in both. The coleslaw is fast becoming my favourite salad (tell us your favourite salad here). I like the contrast in the sweet dressing and the tart cabbage, the crispiness of the veggies and the creaminess of the total salad.

The surprise of the meal was the carrot cake.  Most carrot cakes are very dense, the Church Supper cake was extremely light with a nice sweet frosting to match. 

All in all, the meal was a success and a bit of a revelation for me, well it was a church supper. LOL. Perhaps next year I will attend in person.