Saturday was all about the cooking! Hey, that’s my area. I waffled over what I wanted to make but eventually settled on fish tacos. I’ve really been wanting to try them – they’re all over the cooking shows and everyone loves them. So I set about making the best and freshest fish tacos that I could make – short of making my own tortillas, but I considered doing that too.
I made my own chimichurri sauce. There are a bunch of recipes – I’m not sure two are the same. What I eventually settled on was cilantro, parsley, onion, garlic, jalapeno, lime juice, salt and a bit of canola oil. (most recipes used olive oil, turns out I don’t like EVOO in salad dressing like applications) It was delicious. I marinated my fish fillets in it and I even baked it in the chimichurri for the most flavor possible.
I made my own pico de gallo. Onions, cilantro, parsley, garlic, jalapenos, lime juice, salt and tomatoes. Amazingly similar, really, but the proportions are a bit different. It was sublime. A little spicier than the chimichurri – just right in my opinion.
I made my own guacamole. Hell, what is it really besides avocado with pico de gallo and a little more lime juice and jalapeno? Fantastico! I loves me some guacamole.
Tortilla – fish fillet with chimichurri – guacamole made with the delicioso pico de gallo – and it was somehow really, really bland. And tasteless. The fish magically sucked out all the deliciousness I prepared. I don’t know how. I don’t know why. I don’t know why all you people love this stuff.
I was supposed to put some tangy cole slaw onto it. I bought the cabbage but decided I wanted the guac and pico, etc. I’ve still got some fish, maybe the tangy cole slaw will help. Or maybe frying the fillets – I know some people fry them. I may as well cook the rest of the fish but I want to know what sucked out all my tasty deliciousness. Anybody know?
It was fun anyway. I enjoy cooking and experimenting and I have leftover chimchurri, pico de gallo, and guacamole. So I can give it another try. Maybe half a cup of sriracha would help.
Sunday is take a bath day. I wish I had a bathtub. Anyone who wants to donate the roughly $5000 to install a handicap bathtub, please line up on the right. No pushing.
I really do wish I had a tub. I miss taking a nice relaxing bath and I think it would be great for the arthritis and other pain. Back in the day, I got up an extra hour early for work so I could blissfully start my day soaking in a hot tub. For those that freak out about potentially dirty bath water, the answer is shower > bath > shower. I used to eat breakfast and read in the tub for as long as possible. It made mornings so much better and was totally worth getting up early.
I haven’t come up with an alternative. I sleep very badly and I’m already under orders to nap when necessary. Plus I lay down for a while most afternoons to read and elevate my leg. Those are the most relaxing things I can think of. I could meditate. I haven’t finished listening to and doing the exercises in my Pema Chodron download. That may be the closest thing I can do, but a bath sure would be nice.
Monday, 9/16: Put Your Fork Down In Between Bites
Tuesday, 9/17: Say No
Wednesday, 9/18: Forgive Someone
Thursday, 9/19: Pay Attention to Why You’re Eating
Friday, 9/20: Write a List of Fun Things You Want To Do and Put The List On Your Fridge
Saturday, 9/21: When You’re Not Hungry, Do Something Besides Eating
Sunday, 9/22: Go To a Museum