An entire pint of Steve’s banana pudding ice cream, as Ben and Jerry’s discontinued god’s gift to man - Late night snack. It was vanilla with caramel swirls and chocolate covered potato chip pieces. Along with chinese take out, of course.
Our extended family has pretty eclectic tastes, so we switch it up at pretty much every event. I think we’ve done styles from every major culinary region and continent except maybe Antarctica. Big favorites for protein are shrimp, scallops, salmon, crabs or steak (sous vide). Sometimes we make homemade pizza crusts and have everyone build their own personal pizza. For veggies, favorites are Belgian endives or asparagus wrapped in ham in a creamy Gruyère sauce or green beans wrapped in bacon. Dessert favorites are Black Forest cake or Crêpes Suzette or occasionally baked Alaska. But then, sometimes we just do pizza or fried chicken and ice cream.
Sushi or Poke Bowl. Steak is too common to be a celebratory dish. Lobster is an overpriced cockroach of the sea that requires too much effort that covers you to lobster bits. Shrimp is the side dish version of the lobster.
@goldnectar Well, I agree “steak” is pretty common for most now, if you do that sort of thing. But I’d say the USDA Prime stuff you can get sometimes at Costco is pretty nice. The Filet Mignon of course but that is serious $$$.
I do like your description of “overpriced cockroach” – and we didn’t even get into politics here, but I think that term might apply in more places than just the seafood market.
I remember reading a book about someone that grew up in Maine and as a kid, they would complain “oh no, not Lobster AGAIN!”
King crab, the large ones you see on Deadliest Catch, and they sell at Costco. Used to be about $12 a pound, now it’s twice that around $24. The best grade ones are snapped-up by Japan and now, China. Apparently a lot of rich people in China running the sweatshops that make all the $20 appliances that we buy from Meh.
@elimanningface Family recipe for fall holiday “co-cola salad” with black cherry jello, cubed/diced Philadelphia cream cheese, chopped pecans and dark/bing cherries and some cranberry marmalade/relish.