Home - is where I want to be / But I guess I'm already there /I come home -
she lifted up her wings /
Guess that this must be the place...
- Talking Heads, "Naive Melody"

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Fish Dilemma

The problem has been around for years now. We're supposed to eat fish at least twice a week (gotta get those Omega 3s), yet the consequences of overfishing for both the environment and the individual food budget are increasingly well documented. Tilapia is supposed to be the "fix it" fish--easily farmed without the very fact of farming it causing new devastation and health hazards. It's a mild white fish, neutral in flavor--a bit too neutral, to be honest, but there are ways to deal with that.

This was a very good meal. The balsamic sauce is just about perfect (with that much butter, it ought to be!). You can go all-out and make your mashed potatoes with cream, but I generally use chicken stock these days.

tilapia with balsamic butter sauce, thyme mashed potatoes, and sugar snap peas

The only problem with this meal was that too much of it needed attention at the last minute. Otherwise excellent.

It was a good end to a highly productive day. A lot of errands got run, cleaning was done, and we took JJ to Babies R Us to buy yet another wardrobe for him, as he has outgrown most of his 3-6 month-sized clothes, and he needed some warmer-weather gear as well (on Saturday after we got to the park, we realized that he didn't have a sunhat; a good half-dozen knitted winter caps, yes, but nothing else). And L needed new sneakers (Dora the Explorer, naturally).

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