One of the best things about going back to work is my new found love of weekends. I realize that a lot of you who work Monday through Friday probably love weekends. But when I was home for the last couple of months, I had no preference for weekends or week days – they were all the same. The only difference was that I had no chance of having a doctor’s appointment on a weekend – that was a plus.
Now that I am back at work I really love the weekends. I had a very productive day yesterday. I got a great night’s sleep (Friday into Saturday), ran a couple of errands, did laundry, I cleaned my room, I walked on the treadmill for almost an hour while watching the amazing UNC / Clemson basketball game. Then I came home and made dinner. It was a busy day.
I woke up not feeling hungry (shocking) but before I left for my errands I ate half of a blueberry muffin Larabar. I love this new flavor! This bar has vanilla extract in it – and it makes a huge difference in the taste, which is wonderful (as most larabars are). For lunch I had a lemon yogurt and before I went to the gym, I finished the larabar.
Dinner last night was a real treat. My mom went to Dave’s and bought some super fresh fish that I was in charge of preparing. I had a tuna steak to work with and a white fish that was similar to halibut. Our friend Annie came over for dinner and we all had a wonderful night.
I marinated the tuna in soy sauce, ginger, lemon, pepper and garlic for about a half an hour before I put it in the oven.
I would have grilled the tuna – but my mom was grilling a steak (surf and turf) so I baked the fish at a high temperature – 450 degrees.
I prepared the white fish differently. I sprinkled with panko bread crumbs, lemon zest and melted butter. Yum.
I sautéed spinach (and garnished it with lemon zest) and made brown rice to go with our proteins. My mom and our friend Annie enjoyed the steak and the two fish. I stuck with the fish 🙂 The white fish was not ready at the same time as the tuna, so I started without it:
I loved the way the tuna turned out:
The white fish was amazing (once it was done). Totally fresh and flakey. Dinner was a success – and there were no recipes used. Crazy – I know!