School nights for the girls mean work nights for me. And the nature of my job means I mostly have mornings off but work afternoons and swing by Afterschool care and grab the girls and get home in time for tea, bath and bed. So most dinners are made in the morning (or prepped anyway) to be served as soon as possible after we get home.
And I did that today too. I made a tofu and mince stirfry with leeks, mushrooms and spinach. Not everyone's cup of tea I'm sure but pretty happy Fukase family food.
Then I went to the supermarket and they had shark there.
Real, fairdinkum shark. Flake.
And I couldn't help myself.
I bought three packs of it.
And rushed home, put it in the fridge, went to work, picked up the girls, went home and then started to make fish and chips.
The girls are used to eating as soon as we get home and usually start complaining if dinner takes longer to prepare than it takes them to unpack their bags and wash up for dinner.
But when I said the wait was for fish and chips they were more than happy to wait.
Fish and CHIPS????
Well, I was planning fish and rice and salad but hey, why not.
So, I started cooking.....
and kept cooking.....
Oh my goodness fish and chips takes AGES.
It could have been that I used a small saucepan so I didn't need so much oil.
And then I had bought a LOT of fish...
And then I decided to make chips to boot...
And then I went out and picked the salad....
And finally, a whole hour after bedtime we ate fish and chips and salad.
And noone complained.
Well, almost noone.
Meg thought it was AMAZING.
Amy said it was just like on tv but with no beach or seagulls.
Yeah... or maybe it was my dream??
Ummm, nope. That was when we were in Australia. It was real, honey.
(Amy has really vivid dreams and gets her dreams mixed up with reality and tv quite often. It's pretty confusing for her but for the rest of us it's pretty cute.)
K was really impressed.
Wow. This batter is great.
Yeah. New recipe.
It's really flavoursome.
It's Jamie Oliver's recipe.
Hmmmm (no idea.) What's in it?
It's called beer batter.
Yeah. I used a whole can of beer.
He thought the fish was good but he thought drinking a beer would still have been better.
I don't like beer so I have no qualms about using it for beer batter.
And the fish was really great.
(I had batter left over so decided to batter K's chips. A little OTT but hey I never fry food so it won't hurt him.)