Kitchen Challenges

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We recently got to enjoy our kitchen with the simple pleasure of having friends over for dinner.

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But, the evening came with a couple of challenges. Our guests did not show up empty handed. Carol brought a broken crock pot, and Lorra brought a smoked whitefish.

Could John fix the damaged cord on the crock pot?

Could Dan use the smoked whitefish to make a delicious dinner?

We accepted the girls’ challenges.

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John got straight to the nuts and bolts of the repair.

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While he spliced wires, I sliced peppers.

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He dipped into his stash of electrical wire caps …

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while I prepped lots of other ingredients: garlic, shallot, capers, oyster mushrooms, parsley, and thyme.

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Lorra had the less enviable task of cleaning the whitefish.

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The little orange light on the crockpot signaled a successful repair.

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The aroma from the sauté pan suggested my recipe would be equally successful.

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All of the prepped ingredients were sautéed in olive oil before adding the whitefish pieces, fresh lemon juice, and ground pepper.

I served the whitefish medley over a nest of zucchini ribbons (sliced with a vegetable peeler and lightly sautéed).

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Everyone said it was delicious (and I had to agree).

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John and I love a good challenge…

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or two.

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live. enjoy. repeat.

1 CommentLeave a comment

  • You are both astounding. This was a great insight to your creativity and diversity.
    Photos are perfect. Gee, all I do is rave or should I say gush?

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