December 25, 2013.
As always Christmas here on the Veranda was perfect. A fifth boat, Scotch Mist, showed up here during the night and we were all scheduled to get together on the beach at 1500 hours for a feast. Part of our contribution was to be Lobster Risotto. So after exchanging presents Christy and I went out to grab a couple of fresh lobster for the risotto.
The wind is not due to drop off until tomorrow so the conditions were still a bit sporting. We did succeed in grabbing three nice bugs and a Ocean Trigger that weighed in at almost nine pounds. I was after lobster but when I saw the trigger swim into a crevice in the coral I snuck to the other end and waited in the hopes he was traveling straight through. Just before I turned blue he popped out right in front of me and I sent my spear ripping through his body. On the plus side for him is now hes not going to have to wear that Christmas sweater his Grandmother knitted for him. Color me an optimist.
The afternoons meal was unbelievable. Perfectly grilled Bison steaks, turkey, stuffing, coleslaw, lobster risotto,
Bahamanian Mac-n-Cheese, grilled lobster
bites wrapped in bacon, cranberries, corn and peas. For dessert
there were homemade sticky buns and Christy turned out a perfect
rendition of Letas condensed milk and cherry pie.
|Steve slices up the Bison|
|Everybody wants one of Susan's sticky buns|
|Leta would be proud of Christy's "Leta Pie"|
Christy & I hope everyone of you had a wonderful Christmas as well. Onward to New Years.....