Lobster Lovin’ Lara Party

Lobster Ladies

My friend Lara (on the right above) recently left her job at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, so we had a little “growing away” party at our house with part of our old museum crew.  Lara is a creative writer, education technology designer and a great mom, so she deserved a special party. 

I made pizza, but didn’t have tons of time to do anything creative. Thankfully my friend Wendy swooped in toting a humongous basket of Lobster Party: two live lobsters, patterened aprons (that in the right room would make for some wicked fun wallpaper), matching chef hats, and her own giant pot for boiling the red ones.  Lora brought two bottles of wine that she and Scott made(!) and an awesome salad that her high school son threw together (isn’t there a lucky spouse in his future?). Jane brought the perfect almond shortbread cookies, just the right mixture of chewy and crispy. 

Celebrating the Kill

The Buddh-ish ones among us went to the other room when the live lobsters were plopped into the pot of boiling water (The squeamish did not included John, obviously, since he enjoyed playing with the deceased).  Not only did Wendy bring the lobsters, but she brought the know-how that goes into mining every bit of meat out of them. She’s no novice. Wendy actually does lobster prep demonstrations in schools all over Indianapolis. Kids in town see her at the grocery store and scream, “Lobster Lady!” (in a good way, not as an insult)
Lobster Queen
  Being a true Mainer, Wendy was so focused on prying out every piece of meat possible that she could not be bothered to look up for a photo.  I was a little worried that she would be so busy she’d forget to eat, but I do think she finally sqeezed some chow time in, too. 

Lara is much beloved. Not too many people can say they had fresh lobster prepared tableside at their goodbye party.

6 Responses to “Lobster Lovin’ Lara Party”

  1. November 4, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    I love the expression on John’s face at the dining room table. He reminds me of Dwight Schrute.

  2. November 4, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    I know Wendy the Lobster Lady!! She’s in my book club…She’s the greatest!
    Looks like a fantastic time!

  3. November 4, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    Love the matching aprons!!

  4. November 5, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    Melissa, why am I not surprised you know Wendy? And she is the greatest.

  5. November 5, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    I think many know Wendy! I had the pleasure of meeting her a looooong time ago when my mom still worked at the IMA. 🙂

  6. 6 snoglobedame2
    November 6, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    What a great party!! everything was fabulous–the company most of all–former ima employees ROCK! much love, lara

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