New England's answer to this is the lobster boil!!
I cooked up some spicy potatoes, corn, mushrooms and onions and poured everything out on the table!
And then came the lobsters. It was a BYOLob party so everyone brought the lobster of their choosing.
Ian's chosen lobster weighed in at a whopping 3lbs! Dwarfing ours and doubling each of their weight in one fell swoop.
Amazing! They were so yummy!
And I made pecan pie for dessert (over which we both laid hands and said prayers for the successfulness of the crust-- they worked by the way)
Best pecan pie ever!! Another one might be on the Thanksgiving menu!