Stepford reads and makes fish

 

This post is so hard I can’t even come up with a title yet.

It’s weird when you have a bunch of thoughts rolling around in your head, but not enough coherent ones to put them together into sentences or stories or explanations.

I can’t even get a summary of how I am feeling right now.

I just finished the book A Man Called Ove, which is definitely making it into my top 10 all time favorite books list. It has some of the best writing I have ever read and definitely kept me turning pages.

Basic story line is this: Ove is a grumpy old man living in Sweden who no one particularly likes or doesn’t like. He is making some major life decisions when a young couple move in next door and all hell breaks loose. In a good way.

This book is so good, I can’t say enough good things about it. However, it really got to me though. It reminded me of someone I know, and my heart breaks for them. I wish I could go into more detail about it. But like I said, I don’t even have a coherent thought on it, just a lot of emotions.

All I can say is, next time you see a grumpy old man in the grocery story or the parking lot, try to think about his past life, and what he has seen and done and dealt with before you come to any conclusions about his attitude. It’s like they say- everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind.

So that’s enough about that. It’s a good book. Get it. Read it.

Lets talk about fish!

Tonight for dinner, I decided that even though Wonderful Husband was still away, I was going to make flounder for dinner. I knew the kids wouldn’t appreciate it, but I was in the mood for something light and delicious.

We normally eat a Tilapia, but I read an article a while back about how its actually really bad for you, so last time I was at Sam’s Club I bought a big pack of frozen Flounder instead. I am sure you could substitute whatever fish you have on hand.

Honey Garlic Flounder

3 Flounder fillets
Salt
4 cloves minced Garlic
1/4 cup Honey
3 Tbsp Apple Cider

  1. Preheat oven to 425. Lay fillets in a greased baking pan (I used a glass Pyrex) and sprinkle with salt.
  2. Mix together remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour over fillets.
  3. Bake 15-20 minutes until fish flakes with a fork and is no longer clear.

I served ours with roasted broccoli and rice. Little Darling ate her broccoli and her rice, told me the fish was good but ate maybe three forkfuls in total. Little Littles ate every bit I gave to her. I thought it was delicious.

So there you have it, a good book, and a good recipe. All in one! Enjoy! And be sure to let me know what you think of both!

 

 

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