Yes. I’m still here.
Sorry for the long(ish) absence. Life has been really crazy over here. (Actually, I should be cleaning my room right now. But, hey.)
On Tuesday two good friends and I put together a fancy dinner for the leadership couples in our church. It was a BLAST – but still a lot of work, and very exhausting. We decorated our basement, and set up a table with white tablecloths down there. The night of, all of us – my friends and their brothers and I and my siblings – dressed up fancy and served/waited on the parents.
Anyways, lots of fun, but it took up Monday (cooking and prepping) and Tuesday (more cooking, prepping, and then serving). Wednesday was takedown and we had company, Thursday Mom and I had to run an errand, and on Friday I spent the day at a friend’s home making Milky Way Bars (which was a blast). And today Mom and I went shopping again.
So, basically, I’ve been busy.
Now, a (hopefully) brief story – I have some large-ish hoop earrings that I wear quite a bit. Well, on Monday I went to put them on, and one broke. I was pretty bummed! I wear those a lot! Thankfully, Mom had just received a coupon in the mail for Kohl’s (where I got my first pair) and I was hopeful that I could find another pair.
Today Mom and I went to Kohl’s, and they didn’t have any. I was not too thrilled to say the least. So on the way home we stopped at a different Kohl’s, and they had a pair of the hoops! Not only that, but they were on sale, along with a bunch of other earrings, so I got several pairs. And that makes me really happy. 🙂
Also, I got some pairs that *actually* have color on them, which makes me happy that I am branching out (most of my earrings are silver).
Moving on now.
I made this really tasty fish for dinner. It turned out so well that I want to post it here, mostly so that I can make it again (I am bound to forget).
So, without further ado (or earrings), here it is.
Fish in Sauce (I am really creative with names, am I not?)
10 fillets of fish (mine was either catfish or tilapia, I didn’t look)
Salt and Lemony-Dill Seasoning (or dill)
Butter (and lots of it!)
1 onion, minced
2 c. Chicken broth
1/2 c. Water
3 Lemons, juiced
Dill and lemony-dill seasoning
Minced green onions
1. Melt the butter over medium heat. Fry the fish over medium heat on both sides until cooked through, being careful not to overcook. Sprinkle the fish with salt and lemony-dill seasoning while it’s frying. Add butter as necessary to keep it from sticking. When cooked, transfer to a 9×13” pan.
2. Scrape out any burned bits from the pan and pour out any burned butter. Add a pat of butter and the onion, and sauté until softened.
3. Add the broth, water, and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer, and simmer for 8-10 minutes. Add four tablespoons of cold butter one tablespoon at a time, whisking after each addition until the piece of butter is gone. Sprinkle the dill and lemony dill seasoning into the sauce.
4. Sprinkle some green onions over the fish in the pan, pour the sauce on it, then sprinkle some more green onions on top.
If you try this, please let me know if you like it!