Friday, January 2, 2015
FFWD Simplest Breton Fish Soup
New Year's Eve. My best friend says that it's even worse than Valentine's Day. There's so much pressure to have interesting plans. Last year Paul's mom was in town so we actually went out to dinner (barely qualifies as exciting), but this year we had no such luck. We both got off of work early (yay!) so we played with Charlotte and her friend at the park, cooked dinner, and the three of us ate together. After Charlotte went to sleep Paul and I had dessert and went to bed early. Everything was great until the midnight fireworks woke Charlotte.
For dinner, I made the fish soup, salad, and roasted butternut squash. Paul really liked the soup. Charlotte wouldn't touch the fish or potatoes but she loved drinking the broth, and loved opening mussels although she didn't actually eat any. I'm kind of with Charlotte on this one, except I did like the potatoes. I think I just need to accept that I'm not a big fan of sardines or mussels, and the cod I bought just wasn't very good at all. Oh well. The highlight of our meal was definitely the dessert. I know Rachael Ray isn't popular, but I made her chocolate pots de creme and they really were excellent. Quick, easy, used ingredients I always have on hand, and delicious. I'll definitely be making those again.