Two Meals

One: Fish.

As you might recall. I hadn't until recently cooked fish before. I did try, though, and it worked out great! This is what I did.
I drizzled a casserole dish with olive oil, then placed a half-pound cod filet (cut into two servings) into the pan. I drizzled the fish again with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper, some thyme and rosemary. Then, I chopped garlic and two roma tomatoes and sprinkled them over the top. I squeezed half a lemon over the fish and sliced the other half. I placed the slices on top of the fish and sprinkled capers over. Then I baked the fish until it was flaky. I served with steamed broccoli and buttery cous cous. Delish.

Two: Picnic.

Last weekend, my girlfriends and I descended on Northampton for our fifth college reunion. In a (feeble) effort to save money, we thought we would lunch on the grass on picnic food rather than forking out for a reunion-sponsored meal or schmancy restaurant option. Though I would be surprised if any of us actually saved money with this plan, we did indulge in one of the most delicious, nostalgic, idyllic early-summer picnics you could imagine.
On this plate:
  • Satay noodles - the stuff of my dreams - from the State Street Fruit Store Deli. Oh, how I have missed these noodles.
  • CRAZY delicious strawberries.
  • Sunflower seed bread with cheddar and sopressata.
  • Rosemary bread with brie. French Batard with smoked gouda. Bread from the Hungry Ghost Bakery.
  • We also had prosecco with strawberry juice.
We all lounged on a blanket under the Big Elm Tree on Chapin Lawn and swapped stories and muppet imitations and news from our every-days. The funny thing was that even though we're five years and miles and miles away from then, it seemed like nothing more than the old every-day we had in college. Much love to all my Smithies.


This Week's The Grand Essential To-Do

  • Do laundry (ASAP)
  • Final Edits/Bibliography tweaking on Prospectus (By Tuesday 5 PM)
  • Post lecture notes (today)
  • Finish PITF application (today)
  • Submit Final Exam question proposals (today)
  • GWF final report (today)
  • Find and book a moving company (by Friday?)
  • Finish grading for Extension school (by Thursday)
  • Write Extension School Final (by next Thursday)
  • Car for 5/21-24 (ASAP)
  • Hotel for 7/18 in Marion, MA (ASAP)
  • Hotel for 8/20-23 in Tiverton, RI (ASAP)
  • Change addresses on everything (5/15)