2022 New Year Dinner At The Souto House.

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Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages NMLS #65149

2022 New Year Dinner At The Souto House.  We had our New Year's Day traditional Dinner yesterday, and once again it was worth the wait.  We started this tradition over 30 years ago, and hope to continue it for many more years.  However, we did have to change things up a little bit this year, because of COVID supply interference.

In the past the highlight of our dinner has been a jumbo lobster per couple, which weigh between 7 to 8 pounds (see picture to the right).  Some may think the meat from these HUGE lobsters would be tougher than the smaller lobsters, but it is just as tender.  However, this year jumbo lobsters were not available, so we had to scale down to the next biggest size available, which was a 3 pound lobster per person (see picture to the left).

Along with the lobsters, which we bake stuff the tails, and boil the claws, we also had, twice baked bake potatoes, and a bottle of white wine.  By the way the stuffing has crab meat, and shrimp in it.    This is the type of meal you walk away from the table needing to unbuckle your belt, and there is enough left over for lobster roles the next day.  Below is a picture of the finished meal.

 

 

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Comments (20)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

A lot of us are going to keep it simple for the next six weeks or so and hang out with the family. I t think that's a smashing idea!

Jan 02, 2022 03:03 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

By the way, I might have to come over next time when I'm in town! Devil does look quite incredible

Jan 02, 2022 03:07 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

George,

We opted for lobster tails, and Maine lobster is definitely the best.  Wishing you a wonderful new year. A

Jan 02, 2022 04:08 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Those are some healthy looking Lobsters George. I hope you're having an awesome New Year thus far 🙂

Jan 02, 2022 04:33 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I believe you are holding one of the largest lobsters I've seen in my lifetime, George.  I can tell you, I'm envious of that dinner!

Jan 02, 2022 10:18 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS George, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jan 02, 2022 10:20 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George I have missed this posts from you and yes I am one of those who believe that the 2.5 -3lbs lobsters are the best.... sadly here in Los Angeles I would need to take out a second mortgage to buy them:))) so glad you had such a great feast... you lucked out thanks to Covid I am not traveling:)) so no need to get two more lobsters:)) LOL Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family, Endre

Jan 02, 2022 11:50 PM
George Souto

Endre one 6lb lobster has more meat than two 3lb lobsters, and in my opinion, having eaten both, the 6lb lobster tastes better.  I hope the jumbo lobsters are back next year.

Jan 03, 2022 07:33 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That looks like such a delicious meal, I am glad that you got to enjoy it to ring in the New Year!

Jan 03, 2022 04:31 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello and Happy New Year, George - definitely a feast at your home.  

Jan 03, 2022 05:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi George... I guess my invitation to your New Year's lobster dinner got lost somewhere in the mail?

Jan 03, 2022 10:10 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

I once got a 20 pound Pacific lobster (they don't have claws) and it lasted for a week

Jan 03, 2022 01:05 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning George - they look delicious.  They are the Maine type I am sure.  Softer than the ones used for lobster tail.

Jan 04, 2022 06:21 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George:

That must have been a special meal, despite having to scale back. Happy New Year! Loved those lobster photos.

I've had lobster here and it just doesn't compare with Maine lobster.

Jeff

Jan 04, 2022 12:03 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Oh George Souto  you make me cry I should show you what measly tiny lobster tails Diane and I had New Years day((((((:

Jan 04, 2022 10:54 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well here you go you Yankers Fan:

 

Jan 05, 2022 11:33 PM
George Souto

Endre no matter the size it looks great!!!  ☺️

Jan 08, 2022 10:18 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - What a great tradition and year-by-year, those lobsters keep feeding the droolers and the eaters who are lucky enough to be house guests.  

Jan 06, 2022 02:14 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening George Souto ,

OH My Gosh..that looks delicious and what a wonderful tradition! My brother and his wife love Crab legs and every year that is their tradition! So fun to see what other make for New Years Day! 

Jan 06, 2022 04:21 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Myrl Jeffcoat  I really think that might be one of the best dinners I've seen in a while and one of the best lobsters. I accidentally came back to this one but I'm glad I came back to this post because it's delicious haha

Jan 06, 2022 09:33 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

George Souto that is a feast I have never eaten ... except for a stuffed potato.  

Coming from a fishing family, most everything from the sea was plentiful, including crab and lobster which to this day I have never eaten. I would sit and watch my family "pig out" and they dipped into melted butter. It is a good thing they all wore bibs ... oh, their side dish was San Francisco sourdough French bread.

Looks like you enjoyed the smaller lobsters as much as the large ones. 

Happy New Year! 

Jan 08, 2022 05:07 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You are now speaking my language George...Everyone is a lucky guest to be present in your home for New Years! Yum!

Jan 08, 2022 07:16 PM