March 7, 2009

Fast And Easy Date Night Dinner At Home

Remember when Saturday night was date night? Well this week Saturday night was eat-in night.

After having some electrical work done this morning - yeah, Saturday and repairman are two things you don't want to hear in the same sentence - we determined later in the day that the reason there was still a "hum" from "the box" and the lights were still flickering after "the fix" was due to a malfunctioning heat pump. Of course, that would not be the heat pump that was replaced with a new one last year. Oh nooooo! The heat/ac guys will be here on Monday, so we ate in tonight.

Sea Cuisine prepared the potato crusted cod with chives and cheddar cheese - "and I helped!" I also wrestled a monster sweet potato to the cutting board, peeled it, cubed it, and then tossed it with olive oil, garlic salt, crushed rosemary and freshly ground nutmeg before roasting. For something green, I prepped fresh asparagus with olive oil and lemon pepper, then gave it a splash of Ken's Fat Free Raspberry Pecan Vinaigrette after it was roasted to perfection. In fact, everything was perfection!

If Sea Cuisine prepared fish products are available in your area, give them a try. They take the guess work out of finding reliable fish at the market and knowing how to prepare it at home. A delicious fish dinner will be ready in about 20 minutes and it will be a lot less expensive than at most restaurants. In fact, it probably won't cost any more than the fish on a bun at the drive-thru.

I guess I've always loved a simple fish dinner. Have I ever told you about the guy I was dating once who prepared a special candlelight fish dinner for my birthday? Filet-O-Fish sandwiches and candles attached to upside down shot glasses with melted wax. Now I do the cooking . . . and he does the dishes.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Ugh- not a good thing to have happen on the weekend. Looks like you made the best of it though!