We got fancy in the kitchen this week, and it’s all thanks to The Scrumptious Pumpkin. When I revived our printer this weekend (a.k.a. turned it on and it worked this time…), I got really excited because it meant I could actually try some of these recipes I’ve been reading about on her wonderful food blog! (I know that I could have pulled it up on one of my various laptops or smartphones and followed the recipe on-screen, but I hate doing that.) The first one we tried? Her Salmon, Spinach, and Potatoes with Lemon-Caper Sauce. However, neither B nor I actually cares for salmon, so we changed it to Tilapia, Spinach, and Potatoes with Lemon-Caper Sauce. (Also, we had some frozen tilapia already in our freezer.)
Now, here’s the difference between Jen at The Scrumptious Pumpkin and me: she actually knows how to cook. I just follow recipes and fake it. So, her “fish en papillote” (fish in aluminum foil with veggies) may have seemed simple for her, but I was quite proud of us for creating what actually appeared to be a fancy meal. (When I say “us,” I mean me and B because this happened to be the evening that I’d accompanied 115 first-graders to the park for 5.5 hours, and was so exhausted, I hardly trusted myself to perform any independent chopping.)
Here’s how it went:
So, there you have it. The fanciest-looking meal I’ve ever made. And it wasn’t even too hard. And it turned out okay. AND there wasn’t much clean-up, thanks to those handy aluminum foil packets.
Moral of the story: if you get invited to our place for dinner, this is probably what you’ll get. At least until we try another Scrumptious Pumpkin recipe. On tap for next week: the Creamy Parmesan Primavera Pasta. I’ll let you know how it goes!