Monday, August 13, 2012

Trout for Lunch

I have been trying to eat more fish lately, and so I picked up a couple rainbow trout at the grocery store. I am always a bit nervous when I prepare it, because fish isn't always cheap, so I don't want to ruin it. I'm also trying to get my kids hooked on fish, so I want to make it in a way that they'll like it too.
Here is what I did, but I may not be doing exact measurements!

I patted the fish dry with a paper towel. The oven was preheating at 475. On the inside of the whole boneless trout, I sprinkled in kosher salt, added pepper, and white truffle butter(I think the special butter added a richness of flavor!). I cut up lemon slices and put them inside the trout and then closed the trout. I added lemon slices on top of the skin after I coated the skin with some olive oil drizzle. I baked for about 24 minutes. When I pulled it out, I warmed up some citrus soy sauce from Wegman's. I sauteed some mushrooms in butter on the cooktop as a side dish.

Delicious meal! My kids loved it and said it was the best fish they have ever had. Even my husband liked it. The kids didn't care for the sauce, so that is why I served in a side bowl and just spooned some onto my own fish. Truthfully the sauce was delicious, but the fish was still excellent without it too.  Such a simple meal, but so tasty! I can't wait to make it again.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

12 Years Together

This weekend we celebrated our 12th anniversary.  I think this was one of our best anniversaries ever!
For starters, we had a date night on Friday.  We went to one of our favorite places, Coastal Flats.  My husband had reserved a table that morning, so when we got there that evening, the staff was expecting our arrival. We got many congrats from the employees.  Phil ordered his usual, the delicious steak, and I got the scrumptious pecan crusted trout.  The food there never disappoints. We turned down dessert since we were full, but then our server came back and said that he would give it to us for free. I don't know about you, but I don't turn down free $7 desserts, especially if chocolate is an option. We ordered the chocolate waffle. Delicious! Turns out the staff had prepared a special hand drawn card for us, and they all signed the back. Our dessert had chocolate words drawn on the plate, congratulating us on 12 years. We ended the night by going to see the Hunger Games.
One reason we celebrated early is because Father's Day fell on our anniversary this year. We took a long time coming up with a plan for Father's Day, and we still hadn't figured out our plans except to go to church. Well between services, Phil got the most brilliant idea ever.  He asked me if we could pull off going to Ocean City, MD after second service. Well, if you know me at all, you'll know I didn't hesitate about an offer to go to the beach! 
After church, we told the surprised and very excited kids. We rushed home, grabbed some stuff, asked a neighbor to watch the dog, and hopped in the car. No fancy Father's Day lunch today, just McDonald's for the road! We arrived in Ocean City at 4:30 pm.  We put our toes in the water, walked the boardwalk, indulged in Fisher's popcorn and Kohr's ice cream.  We had dinner at Lobster Shanty at Fenwick Island.  We ended the evening by playing a round of indoor miniature golf at 10:30 at night. 
We reluctantly got back in the car and drove home, getting back about 2:30 a.m. so my husband could go to work in the morning.
Was it worth it? Absolutely! We had an amazing anniversary and Father's Day! The memories of this weekend will stay with us for many years to come.