Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fish Fry

by Meghann on October 2, 2011

I feel better.

LOADS better than this morning.

Indulging in my free Starbucks drink helped.

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Grande Mocha Light Frappuccino with extra coffee.

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The guy behind me ordered a Pumpkin Frappuccino. I didn’t know there was such a thing! If she hadn’t already started making my drink I would have done a redo. Next time, though. There’s always a next time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I had a bowl of left over 15 bean soup for lunch.

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I ate my bean soup for lunch while Derek ate his soup for breakfast. Funny how noon can go for either on the weekend. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I was pretty boring today. Lots of napping on the couch and shopping for cruise supplies (only 6 more days!). There was some football thrown in there too, but that coincided with napping on the couch. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I snacked on some fruit salad and Quaker Oatmeal Squares (BOGO at Publix this week!) before heading off the Whole Foods to finally use my Living Social deal.

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I told Derek we should treat the Whole Food Living Social Deal ($10 for $20 worth of groceries) like any other deal and buy something fun with it. We decided to buy the ingredients for an elaborate dinner and – after 30 minutes of me pacing between the meat and seafood counter with no clue what I wanted to make – we came home with fresh fish and shrimp for a fish fry.

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My Dad used to do these elaborate fries when I was a kid. He would heat up some oil and fry everything from fish to green tomatoes to asparagus and call it dinner. I wanted to recreate that with Derek.

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I made an egg wash of egg and milk, and a breading mix of bread crumbs, corn meal, whole wheat flour, and Old Bay Seasoning. The fish and shrimp took a dip in the egg, then the breading, and finally to the hot oil.

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Derek helped with turning the shrimp and fish in the hot oil until they were a light golden brown and perfectly done.

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It was a long process that resulted in an amazing dinner that both Derek and I had a hands-on experience creating.

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Along with the fish and shrimp, we also picked up our own beers at Whole Foods. I went with the Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale that was very smooth and had a nice spice to it.

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Dark chocolate for dessert.

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I. Am. Stuffed. ๐Ÿ™‚

Time to relax and watch a little more football before bed.

Good Night!

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