When Mom's Away.... Dad Comes to Dinner
Apr. 28, 2012 3:10 pm
Updated: Apr. 30, 2012 5:35 pm
My mom took off early in the week with my little sister and niece and headed to Illinois for a dog show. Dad stayed home to look after their dog, a lab. The dog show is the Nationals for Spinone Italianos; the breed of dog my sisters have. Before she
left, though, she did fill the freezer with easy to make frozen dinners and told him to run the vacuum cleaner.
I knew my Dad would get tired of the frozen dinners, so I gave him a call and told him to come over for a fish fry on Thursday evening. Jon went fishing a couple weeks ago and caught a nice bunch of gigantic crappies. We had one nice meal and the rest we put
in the freezer. I use 'Shore Lunch' to bread my fish before frying. It fries up with a light breading that has good flavor; you can still taste the fish when it's done. To go with that we had french fries and cole slaw, along with store-bought bakery dinner
rolls (it was a week night after all). While walking through the store to get the rolls, I spied a display of strawberries and the little sponge-cake cups. Hmmmm...... Strawberry shortcake with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream on top would make a great
dessert! Those were some very tasty strawberries. I wish I would have bought more.
Dad filled us in on what he's been doing to keep himself busy while Mom is away. He's taken the dog for a few walks to the woods, mowed the lawn, went to his heart rehab classes, and watched some sports on TV. I noticed he didn't mention vacuuming. So, as
he left for home I reminded him to not forget to do it before she gets home!