Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday Tidings

Not alot went on today. In fact I slept for most of the day!

The weather here was absolutely beautiful! It was sunny and temperatures went to a nice 15 degrees celcius!! That is fabulous temperature for this time of year here in Newfoundland! Trevor and I are just itching to get the patio ready for the summer season! From what the forecast is predicting, we are to have a nice sunny and warm Easter weekend. We might be crazy enough to get some of the patio ready. We have two mini patio size greenhouses this year and we are biting at the bit to get our veggies and herbs started!

I decided to start up another Christmas gift today.. Yep you read right, I am working on this year's Christmas gifts now! Hey, with an infant on the way, my time will not be my own when I want it to be, so I have to start early! I already have one gift completed! This next one I'm doing will be a sewing machine cover for my aunt. The center of the cover has a little bit of redwork embroidery work to it so I have that to stitch first. I will post a photo of the center when that part is completed. I plan to work on it again for a bit after I post this message.

Being today is Good Friday, it is a meatless day for us. Trevor and I opted out for the traditional ordering out of fish and chips and went on a more healthy route. I made up my homemade cod au gratin with a Ceasar salad on the side. I think I posted this recipe before, but I thought I would post it again. It is so easy to make up. I made up extra today so I could freeze it for later meals.

Cod au Gratin

3 lbs fresh cod fillets
3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp flour
2 cups 1% milk
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
Pepper to taste
3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 tsp savoury (dill or tarragon are good to use as a substitute)
1 1/2 cups shredded medium cheddar cheese
1 cup cracker crumbs
1 Tbsp olive oil

Scald the milk in the microwave for about 4-5 minutes. In a medium saucepan add the butter and flour and cook together for 2 minutes. Slowly pour in the scalded milk whisking constantly. Cook until the sauce begins to thicken. Add the lemon zest, Dijon mustard, savoury and pepper. Add the parmesan cheese just before pouring on the fish.

Arrange the fish in the bottom of a greased 9x9 inch baking dish. Pour the sauce over the fish and top with cheddar cheese.

Mix the cracker crumbs with the olive oil and sprinkle over the cheese. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour in a 350 degree F oven until bubbling and the top has evenly browned.

Well nothing more to report since my last post. I'm heading back to the living room for another hour or so to do some more embroidery work.

Happy Easter Weekend Everyone!

Quiltingly Yours


Maria said...

Looks Good , enjoy your meal.

What a clever girl getting in to early for Xmas while you can.

Looking forward to seeing the sewing machine I need to make one for myself.

limpingalong said...

Yes, you are so clever to have already started your Christmas!
I haven't finished last Christmas yet!!

Happy Easter!