Tonight was special for a number of reasons:
1. Morgan came to spend the night and hang out!
2. My parents came over for dinner.
3. The Mavs were on tv!!
Nights don't get much better or more exhausting (in a good way)! For dinner tonight I tried a menu from Southern Living's Christmas Cookbook (latest edition) and was very pleased with the results. The menu: Easy Weeknight Favorites, including Crispy Oven-Fried Catfish, Ranch Potatoes, Pecan Broccoli, and Rosemary Roasted Cherry Tomatoes. This was one of those "all out" kind of nights and I don't understand how someone would call this an easy weeknight. Nonetheless, none of the recipes were difficult and they were nice flavors. I did enjoy the prep plan included in the cookbook to help you get everything on the table at the same time. If I had actually followed it a little more closely, I am sure everything would have been the right temperature, too! Oh, well...it tasted good.
Next I got started on the catfish. Liked the buttermilk bath and the cajun seasoning (used PC Creole seasoning). The catfish was breaded with crushed Corn Flakes and I liked the crunch produced. I would definitely use this oven method in the future for all types of fish with different seasonings.
Overall a great "weeknight" menu. I did not make the S'mores Sundaes that were included on this menu. Instead we had the best ice cream known to man, courtesey of my parents. Thanks for the Blue Bell, Mom and Dad! We are looking forward to the Blueberry Cheesecake!
Mavs 113, Pistons 88