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Dinner for 1

Decided to treat myself to a nice dinner last weekend.image

Sorry, I have to brag on myself a bit too.

I was purchasing the lobster tail when a woman came up to me and asked my how I was going to cook it.  Obviously I said I was going to grill it.  She then asked how for how long or how did I know when it was done.  I could not give her a clear answer other than, I would just know.  You cook long enough, you do, you just know.  She had indicated that she always wanted to try cooking lobster but was afraid.  I spoke with her and her husband for another few minutes as they picked up their chicken kabobs and I got my filet.  Very nice couple, we said our goodbyes and went our separate ways.  Just as I was leaving the counter, I thought to myself, I am going to buy them a lobster tail for dinner.  I had the seafood counter ring me up another lobster tail, yet package it for them at no cost.  I found them a few isles away and said ...."Here, try a lobster tail on me".  They were shocked that a complete stranger would buy them a lobster tail.  I gave them a bit more specifics and some tips on grilling the tail.  I hope that they really enjoyed it.  I hope I run into them again so I can ask how it came out.

I was giggling the whole way home and through dinner at my "pay it forward" gesture.  I also thought about the passion that folks on here have for cooking, good food, sharing ideas, and helping each other out.  I consider it gift to them from the entire forum.

Since I consider it from all of us here, you owe me $$


  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,327
    edited May 2013
    Nice pic of a great looking meal!. Where do you shop, so I can pretend to run into you? I have LOTS of questions about prime rib  :D

    Just kidding. That was a nice gesture, and I'm sure they appreciated it.

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,545
    Like X 10...good stuff right there!

    Awesome looking meal too...eating like a king!

    LS may get a idea and ask all members to buy a stranger a lobster tail. :P
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • Firemedic183Firemedic183 Posts: 197
    So how long did you cook it? What Temp? PS or no PS? Now I wanna try lobster.
    Persistence and determination are omnipotent!
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,451
    Nice gesture and good looking cook. My check is in the mail.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 7,570
    Very nice meal and gesture!  I have never cooked tail myself- definitely something I want to try.  Would love to hear some details on how you did it cuz that one looks perfect. 

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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