Massachusetts Lobster Day - October 12

  • Posted on: 12 October 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

We woke up and heard the news.  We were so excited, we nearly tripped over our own lobster pots! Governor Patrick has issued a proclamation designating October 12, 2013 Massachusetts Lobster Day!

Massachusetts Lobster Day

The Proclamation reads: 

Whereas Lobster fishing is the Commonwealth’s oldest continuous industry; and  

Whereas In 2011, more than 13.7 million pounds of lobster were landed in Massachusetts by commercial fishermen; and  

Whereas There are approximately 50 ports in Massachusetts that have commercial lobster trap fishermen. Our lobster trap fishery is conducted by individual, small, owner-operated businesses rather than large corporations; and  

Whereas Massachusetts-based lobster dealers are one of the leading chief suppliers of the American Lobster to the world market; and

Whereas The beginning of October is when the yearly supply of Commonwealth-caught lobsters are at their most abundant; and

Whereas For generations, the lobster has provided a source of food, jobs and economic activity, and a way of life that dates back to the Native Americans and the first European settlers,  

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim October 6th,  2012 to be,

LOBSTER DAY

And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.

 

Well, of course, you know how WE are going to recognize Massachusetts Lobster Day - by serving up some delicious lobster to our customers all over New England.

    

This Month's Clambake-to-Travel Winner

  • Posted on: 8 October 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

Congratulations to Nancy from North Kingstown, RI.

She is the winner of this month's Clambake to Travel give-away.

clambake to go

Nancy's meal includes Lobster / Steamers / Mussels / Chourico / Corn on the Cob / Red Bliss Potatoes & Onions packed in rock weed in a reusable pot. All she has to do is add water and put it on the stove top.  In about 20 minutes, Nancy and her guests will be ready to dive in to their Traditional Old Fashioned Clambake.

Enjoy, Nancy!

You could become next month's winner.  Simply visit the "Win a Clambake" page to register.
Please, feel free to enter every month.  The more the merrier.    

                                                Good Luck!

Pigs in Mud Cake

  • Posted on: 3 October 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

Our friends over at the United Regional Chamber of Commerce knew that they wanted a good old-fashioned pig roast for their inaugural Fun Fest Picnic.

Tricia White of Friends Food Family offered to make her nationally renowned "Pigs in the Mud" Peanut Butter Fudge Cake. Of course, this was a natural complement to the B&M Catering Pig Roast we would be hosting at the picnic.  

pigs in the mud chocolate cake

We were thrilled to be invited to help make the little pigs that would be on top of the cake.

Where to begin? Fondant, of course. Fondant is a thick paste made of sugar and water and often flavored or colored, used in the making of candy and the icing and decoration of cakes. Pails of red and white fondant appeared on the counter. The first task was to mix the two together in order to make a nice, smooth, uniform pig-pink color.

The next task was to start forming the piggies.   A good-sized round ball here, a smaller one for the head, and then four more for the feet.  Add a rounded nose, a couple of pointy ears, and we were almost there.  A toothpick and a paring knife helped add the details of the eyes, nostrils, toes and belly button.  There - Backstroke Piggie.

Another ball of fondant, a crease with a paring knife, a squiggle for a tail - Diving Piggie!  

pig on back chocolate mud cakepig diving in chocolate mud cake

Next, we needed the Lounging Piggie.  For that we used two fondant balls for the belly and head, added the nose and ears, some arms, a couple smaller balls for feet - toothpick for details - and Voila!  Similar techniques were used for the Belly-Flop Piggie.

pig sits in chocolate mud cakepig lies on belly in choclolate mud cake

Our piggie-making tasks completed, we left the pink darlings in the good hands of Tricia who then baked, frosted and "fenced" two cakes according to the instructions on her website.  She then had to transport them so very carefully to the picnic.  They were a real hit - and, of course, they were delicious, too.

Fall is in the Air

  • Posted on: 30 September 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

Summertime - What a blast!  Beach clambakes, backyard barbecues, company outings, weddings, graduations and so much more.

But now comes the time of the year so many of us enjoy.  Autumn in New England.  The air turns crisp and cool with the unmistakeable scent of autumn.  The colors deepen into warm reds, oranges and browns. 

Autumn harvest - outdoor catering

This year, we are gearing up for some different kinds of functions.  We recently had the good fortune to serve up food at the Rustic Tri Vue Drive-In in North Smithfield, RI. They were showing "The Millers" while we cooked up our Ocean State Clambake. The offerings included red or white chowders, steamed clams, lobsters, steak tips, rib-eye steak, bbq chicken and grilled swordfish. We also brought along plenty of corn on the cob, garden salad, sweet potatoes and red bliss potatoes. That was definitely NOT your normal Drive-In snack bar fare!

B&M Catering - outdoor catering specialists

With football season in full swing, you may see our trucks setting up to serve tailgate parties at parking lots from Hartford to Worcester - and, of course, Foxboro. (Go, Patriots!)  Popular fare for tailgating are pulled pork sandwiches and barbecue chicken wings.  Some folks really enjoy our deep-fried turkeys

This October, we will be in Rehoboth, MA for the Tuff Scramblers Ultimate 5K Adventure Race. We think folks will be quite hungry for their pulled pork sandwiches and potatoes after their experience with obstacles, trails, and plenty of mud.

And then, there's the old-fashioned backyard pig-roast.  Some of our clients get their own fire-pits roaring to keep their guests warm, while we get our pig roasters cranking.  Appetites get going with the smell of the roasting pork, the crackling fire, and the cool night air.

Pig roast - outdoor catering specialists.

So, yes, summer is frantic and fun - but autumn in these parts has a flavor all its own.  We are only too happy to serve up great New England fare to suit the mood.

Learn more about our Autumn Harvest Fest fare.

Contact Tim or Mick, our event planning specialists to find out what kinds of fun ideas we can cook up for your outing.  

Fall Fun Fest with the United Regional Chamber of Commerce

  • Posted on: 24 September 2013
  • By: Brian and Mick

The United Regional Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its first annual Fall Fest.

urcc welcome

It was a really great day for a company outing. On this cool, crisp first day of autumn, members of the Chamber and their guests gathered at Country Gardens in Rehoboth, MA.  We enjoyed the beauty of the secret gardens, bamboo-wall sitting areas and the koi pond. 

the fresh lobster autumn carriage

FUN Enterprises, as always, kept the party moving with their talented caricature artist and a hilarious magician. Guests got to make spin art frisbees and glasses.  We even got a picture of The Fresh Lobster on the photograph tiles.

The Fresh Lobster picture tile  the fresh lobster spin art

Tricia White of Friends Food Family created two amazing, large "Pigs in the Mud" Fudge Cakes for the occasion which were a perfect compliment to our pig roast.

pigs in mud cake

After lunch, there were some rousing games of volleyball.  We even saw some competitive games of bocce taking place.

We are very grateful to Kim, Lisa and Jack of the United Regional Chamber of Commerce for organizing this fall picnic.  We are already looking forward to next year's event.

Want to see more pictures from the event?  Check out the Fall Fest album on our Facebook page.

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For more outdoor fun ideas, check out our Company Picnic and Outdoor Fun board on Pinterest.

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