Good morning, my friends!
I had my mom over for diner last night! Matt had a work dinner to attend so I thought it would be fun to have a girls night in. 🙂 First requirement: Prosecco, obviously!
We cooked a Blue Apron meal together, which is one of my favorite ways to have someone over for dinner without it being stressful/requiring planning. Matt was not sad to miss a fish dinner, although I think he would have liked this one!
This was the Meyer Lemon-Glazed Catfish with Ginger Collard Green and Cracked Freekeh Salad. The lemon was basically a quick candied peel – so good and unique! I used half the sugar they gave us (I don’t like things too sweet!) and it was perfect – you just mix the sugar, water, and sliced lemon in a pan then simmer until it reduces and softens. Apparently a Meyer lemon is a cross between a common lemon and a mandarin orange. It looks a little like an orange – I thought they gave us one by accident!
We had fun catching up while making the meal together!
I added a little extra greens to the mix because we had some on hand to use up. 🙂
Dinner is served! Have you guys had freekeh before? (We were cracking up pronouncing that, btw – freeeeekehhhh!!!) It’s an ancient wheat grain that is harvested while young and green, then roasted. It’s really good – kind of like cracked wheat.
Yum! Thanks for joining me, mom!
This morning I was up early for a little Urban Athletic Club action via ClassPass (<—affiliate link for $20 off your first month) with Chelsea and Kathleen. Tough as always! I followed it up with my Flour Free Breakfast Pancake (<- recipe) back at home.
Topped with raspberries, pumpkin seeds, and slivered almonds this time! Delish.
And now, back to work! I don’t have any meetings this afternoon so I’m planning to take the opportunity to work on some writing projects. Heads down!
Have a great day! 🙂