June 23, 2008

Fun in the sun = Beer Battered Fish!

We really didn't have any real plans for our anniversary. I at first thought we would maybe go to dinner and dancing on Friday night (Grumpy was on call for our anniversary) but then Grumpy #1 called and wanted to know if we wanted to go out in the boat on Saturday. Well, of course, I'm going to take a peaceful day on the water over going out to dinner anytime!

So, Friday night we went to Grumpy's daddy's home, spent the evening there so the next morning we could be up and on the lake early. The kitten in the photos is Buddy. He is the in-law's kitten and is SO LOVEABLE! The picture to the right above reminds me somewhat of "A Cat in the Kitchen's" blog! As you can see to the left, Buddy decided to explore the beer box! He is so darn cute! Anyway, We were out on the water by 9 am on Saturday morning and Grumpy #1 and #2 enjoyed the day fishing while us ladies soaked up the sun and read our Taste of Home and Cooking Light magazines! It was a beautiful day and we got a lot of sun (for sure!). Grumpy #2 even burnt the top of his feet (as did I, but mine didn't stay burnt for long!).

Yesterday I cooked up the fish that was caught for dinner. It is very rare that I do an entirely fried dinner, but Grumpy really likes the beer batter fish with homemade french fries. I made the batter by mixing:

1 cup flour
1 cup beer
1-1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper

Dipped the fish fillets in the batter and into the fryer until golden brown! Yummy! I served with the homemade fries, tartar sauce and fresh corn on the cob.

For dessert I had made Dorie's Black and White Cake. It tasted awesome, but I still had messed it up. The cake didn't turn out right, the texture wasn't right for slicing (although I was able to do so, it wasn't fun & easy!) and I messed up the white frosting. I basically turned it into butter. Since I used quite a bit of white chocolate in the frosting, I decided to NOT try to remake it and instead sent Chris to the store for Heavy Cream and just whipped that up with some confectioner's sugar! I also didn't layer it correctly (am I blushing here?). I will be making the Black and White cake again - and next time will do a better job!

11 comments:

Bellini Valli said...

Our kittie loves boxes too...too dartn cute. Sounds like you had a wonderful anniversary with family and fish 'n chips!!! Wouldn't my dad LOVE that!!!

noble pig said...

It sounds like a great day regardless of the cake mistake. It looks wonderful.

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Can I come over for dinner... that fish sure looks yummy from here.

familiabencomo said...

Oh, this looks sooo good. It reminds me of my summers visiting my dad in the country. We would go fishing with a couple of uncles & granpa, then have a big family fish-fry. Fresh, very fresh, fish is the best.

xoxox Amy

p.s. Sorry 'bout the duplicate comments on the last post, but every time I left a comment the screen would freeze....oops!

Carrie said...

Awww, cute kitty! And I think the cake still looks yummy.

Kevin said...

Beer battered fish sounds good and that cake looks great!

Elle said...

What a wonderful day, and an amazing looking meal! And um, the cake looks good to me! Good enough to devour a slice or two!

Anonymous said...

It looks delicious Honey! I love fried fish (bad me) and fishing on a boat reminds me of being little and going out with my dad.
The cake looks yummy in spite of your mistakes.
Jam

GrannyLooHoo said...

Love the kitty in the beer box!

Kimi said...

Your perch looks great! What part of the world are you catching? I live on Lake Erie and the perch here is soooo great right now. We just grilled some the other night, but I am ready to do it again and post. Thanks for the inspiration!

OhioMom said...

Oh yes, Lake Erie yellow perch ... I love it! Along with some coleslaw and fries, Perch is just made to be fried :)

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