It’s A Fab Friday V-J Everyone!

Kiddo is not a big fan of Fridays in our house. Sure, he enjoys grilled cheese and tomato soups. He even likes Tuna Melts and meatless pastas. When it comes to most things that swim, he’s not always a fan. He’ll eat squid but not necessarily want salmon. That said, this simple battered shrimp received Kiddo approval.

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Beer-Batter Fish with Green Chile Tartar Sauce

I grew up eating Cornmeal Coated Fried Catfish. It was the only fish I knew that didn’t come from a can such as tuna or salmon. It wasn’t until the Fast-Food Chain, Long John Silver, opened in our neck of the woods when I was in high school that I had even tried battered fish.

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Florentine Style Cod

When we hear “Florentine”, our thoughts immediately gravitate to spinach and Italy. Interestingly enough, the phrase a la Florentine was  actually coined by the French. While we might not fully know why Florence is so often associated with spinach, some believe the style of dish was named for the birthplace of Catherine de Medicis; who introduced Spinach into Callic cuisine with her marriage to France’s Prince Henry in 1533.

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Shrimp Linguine with Tomato Sauce

Doesn’t this look yummy? Yeah, wish I could take the credit for this picture, but in all honesty, I can’t. As I mentioned before, my poor lap top is in the hospital for brain surgery. Until I have my own system up and running again, I am stealing pictures from the world-wide-web rather than down-load my own pictures. Still cooking, still snapping away, just keeping my pictures for another day. Maybe someday soon, I’ll go back and update with my photos.

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Valentine Seafood Supper

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday.  In our house, we observe the “No Meat On Fridays” rule for Catholics.  I know it’s old-fashion and most Catholics today don’t abide by the “old rules” – it’s just our thing.

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Citrus Kissed Scallops with Pepper Strips over Pasta

For whatever reason, we’ve been in a Pasta-Scallop frame of mind. Hubby is a big fan of Scallops. I really don’t think I had ever tasted a scallop before marring him. And to be honest, the first time I tried scallop anything I was not thrilled. So what changed?

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