Substitutions and Detours
The IH824 Family ended up leaving today instead of tomorrow. Something about missing a dog (I don’t get it), inviting a friend down for a hunt on New Year’s Eve (really – who does that?), and wanting to spend just a little more time with the twins. (totally understandable)
So today I was a big fat lazy toad. I read, I napped, I wrote a little bit. I drove to Joe Patti’s and picked up some fish to take home and stuff to make dinner.
I went to the other end of the island – where it was rumored there was a hand wash car wash. It wasn’t, so I came home.
I made Coriander Orange Shrimp for an appetizer and enjoyed it with a glass of wine and my last spectacular beach sunset.
Then I made dinner.
Fish Moolie (but different)
Side: Basmati rice
Veggie: Bok Choy with Lime Dressing
I must have been distracted when I made my grocery list. I thought we had a lime left here, but we didn’t. So I substituted lemon grass paste where ever that was called – or a glug of wine. I also didn’t by ginger, unsweetened coconut to roast for the moolie paste, or soy sauce. Still – it all turned out well – and I did a great job of cutting all the sizes down to one serving so I didn’t have any leftovers to throw away.
Tomorrow I will be on the road early-ish. But I don’t have to make the complete twelve hour drive. Instead I am making a detour and stopping in Atlanta to see my friend Elisa! I am so excited she made it back from Rochester and we have this change to spend time (and New Year’s Eve) together.
She has kindly offered her guest room, so I will be staying at Chez Shimmy then continuing on home on Thursday!
Substitutions and Detour really CAN work well.