The kids have been home from school this week for their mid-winter break, which I’m now convinced is some sort of cruel joke on parents. I mean, seriously…whose idea was it to schedule a week off from school in the middle of winter, leaving me stuck inside with three very loud, very active, and very needy children?? I’ve been jumping through hoops all week trying to keep everyone sufficiently content, which has left little time for things like thinking or writing…hence the lack of blog posts this week. Even now, as I attempt to type, the baby is grabbing at my fingers, while the other boys are playing a game which seems to center around making an unusually loud and abrasive growling sound.
This morning I took the boys to meet up with some friends at a local bounce house, followed by lunch (which turned into second breakfast, since we vacated the bounce house sooner than planned) and ice cream at Friendly’s. It was a feeble attempt to encourage the kids to burn off some of their excess energy so that I had a small chance of a calm afternoon. Though I think the ice cream may be working against my plans. Ugh…this parenting thing is hard!
New recipes coming up next week, but for now here’s a round-up of fishy recipes, which may come in handy for any of you who are observing meat-free Fridays during lent.
Pan-seared Scallops with Pina Colada Salsa and Coconut Rice
Pan-seared Cod over Bean and Basil Puree
Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Salad
Lobster BLT Sandwiches (skip the bacon)
Salmon, Cucumber, and Orzo Salad
Shrimp Scampi Flatbread Pizza (and last year’s Lenten recipe round-up!)
They all look great, but my mouth is watering at the mere thought of lobster pot pie — and the beautiful crust in the photo.
Got any non-fish ideas? My husband is allergic to all fish and shellfish and I am looking for something new besdies the same-old mac n cheese, grilled cheese and cheese pizza…..Amy
Here are a few:
Roasted Veggie and Goat Cheese Quiche: https://thegourmandmom.com/2011/11/08/roasted-vegetable-and-goat-cheese-quiche/
Baby Eggplant Stuffed with Quinoa, Goat Cheese and Sun-dried Tomatoes
Pumpkin Caramel Bisque
Thank you Amy!! 🙂 Amy