Flounder in Lemon Butter Sauce

Back to reality. Back to schedules. Back to meal planning. I took a nice long-two week vacation from making dinners 4-5 nights a week and it was wonderful. Not having to worry about meal planning on a tight weeknight schedule was such a stress relief. However, no sooner did I unpack our bags that I felt the pressure seep back in. I figured I’d ease myself into the dinnertime routine. Last night, I made one of Mom’s simplest recipes: Flounder in Lemon Butter. I knew my daughter wouldn’t be home for dinner so that gave me the … [Read more...]

Grilled Tilapia with Dijon

We’re desperately holding on to summer even though so many kids have already started school. We’ve got one week left so that means we’ve been firing up the grill every single day. I realized that while we have been grilling a ton this summer, it’s mostly been meats--- flank steak, burgers, chicken--- the basics (for me). Remember, three summers ago I was petrified of the grill and never used it but, now I’m I’ve been donned grill master of the household. Doing some research I realized the last time I cooked with tilapia was when my … [Read more...]

Flounder Picatta

I've taken at least two weeks off from cooking.  Between the end of school year activities, send off to sleep away camp, a trip to LA  and an unexpected surgery, my kitchen has not been used other than to heat pre-made food or to enjoy some carry out. And you know what? It was ok.  I'm learning that sometimes it's good to take a break from something and take time to regroup. Well, I'm happy to say that I (finally) got back in the kitchen yesterday.  It's also the first time I've felt up to putting together a meal. And, I'm so happy I … [Read more...]