After years of hearing about the land of the Motts, I finally made my way to Attleboro, Massachusetts to see where my father-in-law's family grew up. It was great to actually spend some quality time with everyone (the wedding weekend wasn't exactly packed with free time) and get a grand tour of all of the wonderful places that I had heard about so many times.
We capped off our weekend in New England with a big ole traditional clam bake for Nancy's 80th birthday celebration.
Now that the seaweed was ready to go, there were just a few other last-minute preparations before the big event. So, we dug the pit, prepped the food, started the fire, loaded up goodies, and enjoyed some brews while the steam worked its magic.
|The Corn Husking Crew|
|Purging the Clams|
|After the fire smolders down to red hot rocks, add the seaweed, |
then the seafood, cover and steam.
|A few, short, delicious-smelling hours later, the perfectly |
cooked shellfish are unveiled.
|Wicked excited about our lobstaaas!|
We spent the rest of the afternoon eating, chatting, and laughing and it was pretty darn awesome. I think I'll invite myself up there every year for tasty seafood and wonderful company.
|Mott Family Clam Bake 2012|