Hi everyone. Happy new week and Tuesday for T!
You may notice for T day this summer that I haven't mentioned Pop's or any lobster rolls since back when they opened in May. Lobster rolls are my favorite summer sandwich, but this year the prices have gone up a lot; in some places they have gone sky high. A lobster roll at Pop's went from $18 last summer to $23 this summer. (Even $18 isn't cheap but to have a few in the summer is worth the splurge to me since life is short.) I kept hoping as the amount of lobsters on the market increased this summer prices would go back down, but low and behold, they have not.
My daughter and I tried another take out restaurant further up the road one day this summer, and their lobster rolls were $35 for a small, $45 for a regular, and $55 for a large sized one.
Eeeks. No way am I paying that!
It seems even all seafood prices have jumped off the charts this year.
Sources claim the high price is because there aren't enough people working at the processing end; IE, the people who clean the lobsters or other shellfish out of their shells. That might be true except even whole lobsters are high this year, and there is really no processing there.
However a couple of weekends ago my mother-in-law's best friends were visiting for just a couple of days from California. My husband has known Bob and Katie since he was a teenager; in fact Katie claims she is my husband's second mother. Since Bob and Katie used to live in Maine near where my in-laws used to live, and since they can't get lobster rolls in California, even at the higher price we were going to have some for dinner.
My husband and Bob decided to drive down to Pop's to pick up food. Pop's only takes cash, so we were all sitting at the table pulling out whatever cash we had to give the men so they would have enough to get each of us a lobster roll (except my husband who isn't a fan), plus a small order of fried clams and some onion rings too.
While they were gone to get our dinner, we ladies had a glass of wine and chatted.
We are all trying to be good and not start eating our lobster rolls while we wait for my husband to heat up the rest of the food. Pop's is just far from my MIL's that the fried food was only just warm when it arrived.
And once the hot food was put on the table, we indulged in a delicious lunch.