I have been knee deep in cheese today.

For the last 4 years, we’ve had a tradition of eating lobster mac and cheese on Good Friday for a late lunch. Well, I’ve had the tradition of making it and my dad has the tradition of bugging me to make it. It’s all his idea.

But who can complain about lobster mac and cheese?

I made this recipe after Mr. How Sweet and I had a five-weekends-in-a-row binge of lobster mac at the Capital Grille in 2007. It is probably the most decadent meal on this site, and easily our favorite meal that I make. Soon I’m going to redo the recipe so you don’t have to look at such horrid pictures, but if you’d like to see what a mess I was 4 days into blogging, take a gander.  Judge me.

 

Check out this deliciousness that I found at the store today. Why haven’t I seen this before??

It is definitely cocoa-y and not chocolaty, but I love it. I already had some as a snack and it is incredible. Anything to fuel my fig obsession.

Me = food coma.

 

 

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38 Responses to “A Good Friday.”

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 22, 2011 @ 5:47 pm

    I may be on my way over right now;-)

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — April 22, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

    I wanna be in a food coma too! Happy good Friday :)

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    Blog is the New Black — April 22, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

    Wow, times are good in PA! ;) Looks great!

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    Holly @ The Runny Egg — April 22, 2011 @ 5:59 pm

    Maybe everyone on earth should have lobster mac and cheese on Good Friday — then we’d have to call it Great Friday. Ok lame joke but seriously that stuff looks amazing.

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    Anne @ Baking Me — April 22, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

    Wow the lobster mac and cheese looks great! Fig and cocoa, interesting I will have to give it a try :)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — April 22, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

    Good Friday indeed!

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    Gen — April 22, 2011 @ 6:25 pm

    Never had lobster mac before…..heck I’ve never had lobster! :P
    I did make my very first homemade mac n’ cheese this week…..deelish!

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    Elizabeth — April 22, 2011 @ 6:27 pm

    There is some serious drooling going on this side of the screen. I might have to make this… tomorrow.

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    Hannah (Hannah Lives) — April 22, 2011 @ 6:50 pm

    Yum. I have never made a cheese sauce like that… in a double boiler. I’m intrigued!

    FiCoCo? Yum! I also love the Adriatic Fig Spread from Whole Foods! Yum.

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    Sarah @ goingongoals — April 22, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

    Yum! Can I come over for dinner?

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — April 22, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    fig spread..nice!

    most decadent meal on your site AND 4 days into blogging…off to check out that hidden gem :)

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    Ashley — April 22, 2011 @ 7:37 pm

    I love that fig spread!! have it in the fridge right now :)

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    stephdee — April 22, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

    so i’m over here in so cal. i’m sure there’s a little gourmet gem around here that carries that mouth watering figcocoa spread…but to make the hunt easier on myself, where did you find it?

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    Taryn — April 22, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

    Loved looking at your old post to see how far you’ve come since then! Also, lobster mac and cheese is pretty stellar, and this recipe looks downright sinful. Sinfully delicious!

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    WenDee Riffe — April 22, 2011 @ 8:18 pm

    Oh man oh man—this looks pretty darn good!!!i think we need this tradition in our house!!! Thanks and have a wonderful Easter weekend!!!

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    Jen@keepitsimplefoods — April 22, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

    I’m a HUGE fan of that fig spread. It’s my go-to stocking stuffer at the holidays!

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — April 22, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    I wish my Good Friday tradition was for you to make me lobster mac and cheese :-)

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — April 22, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    oh wow, lobster mac and cheese sounds absolutely delicious!!

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    Alaina — April 22, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

    Anything with figs is amazing! What store did you find it at?

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    Low — April 22, 2011 @ 11:16 pm

    When I move to DC, do I have an open invite to dinner? You should probably say no because I am likely to hear what you’re making and drive to Pittsburgh on the regular.

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    Joy — April 23, 2011 @ 6:54 am

    The figcoco looks awesome – are you gonna bake with it?

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    MelissaNibbles — April 23, 2011 @ 7:05 am

    Good Friday indeed. Cheese!

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    Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} — April 23, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    I enjoyed reading your old post. It’s so fun to see the evolution of a blogger.

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    Esther — April 23, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    at what store did you find the ficoco? i need to buy it pronto.

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    Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner — April 23, 2011 @ 10:54 am

    I wonder if you can make fig jam. I have a fig tree out front, so that might be where they are going to turn into! :D

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    • Lollie — April 23rd, 2011 @ 11:37 am

      I made fig jam last summer. It was (and still is) delicious! My family keeps asking when i’m making more.

      I used Ad Hoc’s recipe and i’ll definitely use it again.

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    Lollie — April 23, 2011 @ 11:35 am

    Yummm!
    Where did you find that fig spread?
    I, like you, just discovered how wonderful figs are. Whether a fresh fig, or fig newton, growing up my mother ALWAYS adored them and i thought she was nuts. Now… ok… my turn to be nuts. I love chopping dried figs into my yogurt with granola.

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    Kelly — April 23, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    Yum. I adore lobster Mac and cheese. I cant think of a more perfect food. Except maybe for a lobster roll.

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    The Teenage Taste — April 23, 2011 @ 12:36 pm

    I wouldn’t mind being in a food coma after a meal like that!

    Mmmm…

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    Kate — April 23, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    Wow. That is one of the most beautiful homemade mac and cheeses I have ever seen. GOOD Friday meal is right.

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    Erin — April 23, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

    I’ve looked at that post before, and the photos made me drool. It sounds so wonderfully decadent and full of my favorite things. But I’ve been a bit too scared (and poor) to try it! Maybe soon.

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    Angie@Angiesrecipes — April 24, 2011 @ 1:04 am

    This is indeed a gourmet mac n cheese!
    Happy Easter!
    Angie

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    elle marie — April 24, 2011 @ 8:12 am

    OH.. nommers gourmet mac & cheese!

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    Presley — April 24, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    I had to quickly minimize this page before my fiance saw it… or I’d have to leave the house RIGHT NOW to get lobster and cheese. It wouldn’t even be a question. Maybe I’ll surprise him with it soon, though!

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    Amanda — April 24, 2011 @ 11:11 am

    Sounds delish… I LOVE the idea of lobster mac n cheese but have never had it. Someday I hope!!! Have a blessed Easter sweet girl!

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    Jenn@The Leftover Queen — April 25, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    Looks delicious! A great tradition! :)

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    Allison — April 25, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    Fig and cocoa?? Yum! And lobster mac and cheese sounds like heaven. I want some in my belly right now.

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