During the day, this is how I work at my laptop:
A good 75% of my day includes typing around a 29-pound pug that is sitting on my lap.
When Mal got home from school today, he experienced working around with the pug on his lap.
You might be surprised to hear that Murphy is quite the workaholic. He sat on my lap for most of the morning and then planted his big ol’ butt on Mal’s lap all afternoon.
Murphy also takes his work very seriously. Apparently, he didn’t want me screwing around interrupting his hard work by snapping photos of him.
I have no idea why he’s making that face!
For dinner tonight, I cooked fish. You read that right. I cooked cod all by myself! :-D Can you believe I’ve never cooked fish?! Well, ok, I’ve cooked shrimp and scallops, but never a “fillet” of fish, like cod, haddock, salmon, etc.
To be honest, the thought of cooking fish always intimidated me. I have no idea why, but fish just wasn’t something that I wanted to try to cook and then mess up. But, when it comes to Real Simple recipes, I have a lot of cooking confidence. So, when I stumbled upon this recipe for Soy-Glazed Fish, I knew that I could make it– without screwing it up! Seriously, this recipe was so simple! Here’s what to do:
First, turn on the broiler. Then, in a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, soy sauce, and ginger and set it aside.
Then, place the fish on a foil-lined broilerproof rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle it with 1 teaspoon of the oil and season with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
Broil the fish until it is opaque throughout, 5 to 7 minutes, basting with the soy mixture twice during the last 2 minutes of cooking.
It was so easy. Really. And the fish turned out great!
On the side, I had roasted broccoli and zucchini.
The best part about this meal (beside the taste) was how little time it took to cook. From start to finish, it took less than 20 minutes. How’s that for “fast food”?
For dessert, I made a batch of my mom’s apple crisp. (I couldn’t get it out of my mind after mentioning it this morning!) This recipe is THE BEST and it’s also super easy to make. I highly recommend it!
Quick tip: Apples from the “reduced produce” section of the grocery store are perfect for this recipe. You can just cut off the bad/bruised parts and save yourself a few bucks!
Enjoy the evening, folks!
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