Mother’s Day Lobster
Friday May 11th 2007, 5:32 pm

Every family has their own traditions for Mother’s Day. In our family, and many families in Nova Scotia, having a lobster dinner is something we look forward to every year. Even though Nova Scotia is on the east coast of Canada, lobster is expensive to buy, and is considered quite a treat. Most of the lobster caught off the coast of Nova Scotia is exported to the United States and other parts of the world, where there is a large market for this delicious seafood. Our grocery stores usually sell it for a more affordable price twice a year, for Mother’s Day and New Year’s. It is cheaper to buy it then because more Nova Scotians are willing to buy lobster for these special occasions, and they are also more plentiful due to the lobster seasons in various parts of the province.

This Mother’s Day, we can buy a nice fresh lobster for $8.47 a pound. At 1 1/2 pounds for each lobster, it will cost about $12.70 for one lobster for each person. This price is so much cheaper than at other times of the year, so we don’t have lobster often. My daughter’s birthday is also on Mother’s Day this year, so we plan on buying enough lobster to have it for more than one day. It is so easy to eat more than one lobster at a sitting, along with salads, rolls and cheesecake for dessert. It will be a very special meal of my favourite foods.

For all mothers, I hope you have a great Mother’s Day on Sunday,