"Don't let having a baby keep you from doing what you love. Take her along and she'll learn to enjoy the things you do."
So last week we headed her advice and took P along to do one of the things we love: being outside and fishing.
We drove out to the lake and Eric strapped on the baby backpack. We hiked along a little trail before heading to the water. It was so fun watching her eyes get big as she looked up at the trees and listened to the birds. She babbled and pointed at different things and we knew she was soaking it all in.
I showed her how to catch the biggest fish of the day.
Then Eric wanted to switch off and gave me the backpack so he could catch some fish. P has always loved being outside. Even as a newborn. When she would be a little fussy, we just walked outside and she would be happy. I love that she's an outdoorsy girl and hope she grows to enjoy it even more.
We had a blast with her at the lake and caught enough fish for dinner.
|yes, his shirt says Math Sharks, he was quite the shark in high school :)|
So here's a quick recipe for baked fish. We used crappie because that's what we caught but tilapia would be great too.
juice from one lemon
5 T butter
2 cloves garlic
1 T fresh dill - chopped
1/4 C fresh parslet - chopped
1/4 C mayo
Lay your fillets on a rimmed baking sheet.
In a saucepan, melt 4 T butter and saute the garlic, lemon juice, dill and parsley for a few minutes. Stir in the mayo and cook another 2 minutes, or so. Drizzle the liquid over the fillets and cook at 350 degrees until the fish starts to flake.
Turn the oven to broil and cook until the fish is golden brown. While the fish is baking, saute the scallions in the remaining T of butter, until tender and starting to brown.
Take the fish out and sprinkle the scallions over the top and serve with fresh lemon.
I hope you all had a great weekend and happy Monday!