Monday, August 17, 2009

Campfire Lobster, Ren Fair and Big Foot

Good morning foodies. I hope everyone had a great weekend. My weekend for the most part. Camping didn't go too well Friday night, and if it was not for the meal, it would have been a complete and total disaster. Why do you ask??? The venue. I had never been camping in Illinois before, and now I know exactly why that is. So I'll give you guys a short run down of what it is and why you should avoid it like the plague.
Location:Chain O' Lakes State Park, Spring Grove Illinois
Camping Site Summary- No separation of sites, no trees between sites. Absolutely no privacy, peace or quite to be found anywhere near the camping location.
"Quite Hours" are supposed to begin at 10pm. No big deal...if it were enforced. Come 10pm, they are STILL letting people into the camping area to find a campsite, and that means they first drive around the camping area about 5 times with their high beams on to blind everyone and try to pick out the best site left. Once the campers are fully blinded and the late arrivals have found their site, they begin setting 11pm! That means listening to couples fighting as they struggle to build shelter in the dark and air compressors filling up inflatable mattresses well past midnight. This place got so full and loud, you would swear we were tailgating a Bears game instead of camping. I'm going to write this place a strongly worded letter as to why I will never camp in my home state again. And for anyone looking to camp in Illinois, AVOID CHAIN O LAKES!
Anyway...about the meal. If it were not for the PHENOMENAL meal I prepared for us, the night would have been a total waste. But when Lobster Gram Surf & Turf is on your dinner plate, it's hard to let anything bother you too much. The preparation was very easy, and both myself and the boy agreed that this was the most flavorful, tender lobster we had ever enjoyed, and I was heartily congratulated for having the ability to prepare something as finicky as lobster on something as uneven as a camp fire. I regret not trying this any sooner. So without further ado, Here is how I prepared Lobster tails on the camp fire with pictures :)

Seriously...if you guys ever get the chance to make lobster on a camp fire...take it! You won't regret it.
Aside from Lobster pictures, I took just a few more to share my weekend with you guys!

And lastly....something completely and totally unrelated to food in any capacity... I caught proof of Big Foot at Ren Fair.
Here is the video to prove it.

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