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The day began beautifully–a little chilly, but gorgeous. I went to Bible study and when we finished had to run for the car as a white-out snow storm had hit. No hat, no scarf, no boots, I was frozen by the time I started the engine, found the snow brush, got the car cleaned off, and jumped in to head for home. (Channel Saint Paul, Minnesota.) Did I say the temperature was by then 10 degrees colder than when I’d left the house? Brrr…. Of course the dogs were thrilled with the weather.
Definitely a soup day today, I’m glad I made this fun one-pan fish meal last night preparing for Friday Fish. (One more to go after this.)
If you follow a tradition of Lent, you might be interested in reading my Lenten journal (blog), written three years ago and chronicling the entire 40-day journey. Here’s the link for days 33-34; we’re a week away from the end as this Sunday is Palm/Passion Sunday and next week is Holy Week. Sigh.
About the fish dish…I’d thought about this meal for a while and just never got around to making it until last night. As Dave asked, “How long does something like this perk in your brain?” (Who knows?) The crux of it is you make a pan of risotto with a few vegetables and, when it’s done, add a layer of seasoned, thin fish fillets and lemons. Put the lid on and let it cook just a few more minutes until the fish is firm and opaque and there’s your one-pan dinner. As far as I know it’s an original dish, but who knows? If you wanted to do this on a simpler rice preparation (say long-grain white rice cooked in chicken broth), I think it would work with some extra liquid. If you do want to make the risotto and haven’t ever made it, read Mark Bittman’s article on “Laid Back Risotto,” and fear not! I did make a pound or so of green beans, too, but just because I love them. Try this: