Binge Watching

We’re fully back into the school/activity routine. Ballet resumed last week, and this week it’s soccer time! Jack had practice this evening and Brian is the assistant coach, so they aren’t usually home until 7:30ish on Mondays. Jack was starving before practice so I ended up feeding the kids around 5. Isla FINALLY agreed to try Trader Joe’s orange chicken (Jack’s fave) and actually gave it a thumbs up… could we possibly be moving past the insanely picky phase??? Dear God I hope so.

We bought a package of frozen barramundi at Costco, and I ended up using it to make a version of Skinnytaste’s basil-parmesan salmon. I know I’ve posted about it before, but this is just a really perfect weeknight recipe. Earlier this afternoon I thawed the fish filets, then patted dry and seasoned with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Then you stir together mayo, parmesan and fresh basil to make a thick sauce. I went ahead and spread that on the fish and then stashed the filets in the fridge until Brian got home. Seven minutes in the air fryer (at 390) and voila!!

This fish is SO GOOD. I actually think I like the recipe better with the barramundi than the salmon. The sauce is a little rich and it just seems to work better with the lighter fish. Love the cheesy crust on top.

On the side is just some Bird’s Eye vegetable pasta marinara (the cheesy penne is better), and the salad I cannot get enough of: Jo’s Quick Table Salad from the Magnolia Table cookbook. Field greens, mandarin oranges, dried cherries, pecans, feta and Brianna’s blush vinaigrette. We brought home a ton of dried cherries from Michigan!

In entertainment news, I finished Orange Is the New Black last night and I’m pretty conflicted on the ending. Anyone else? I’ve been staying up way too late watching the final season. Also currently reading The Whisper Network for book club and had NO IDEA it was set in Dallas. That was a fun little surprise! So far I really like it.

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