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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sixty-Nine: Panko Fish Sticks

Panko Fish Sticks
Rating: Delicious

1 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup all-purpose or whole-wheat flour
4 egg whites, lightly beaten (I have used less egg whites and was fine)
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 1/2 lb grouper or cod, cut into 1 1/4-inch (3 cm) slices
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
Preheat oven to 400 ˚F (200 ˚C).

In shallow dish, combine panko, paprika and walnuts. In another small dish, place flour. Whisk together egg whites and canola oil in third dish.
Season fish with salt and pepper and brush with Dijon mustard. Dip fish in flour, then egg and oil, and dredge in panko mixture, pressing firmly to coat. Place fish on lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes evenly when tested with fork.

Review: These are delicious and one of our favorite dinner treats. It's the classic meal that takes you back to your childhood but definitely has an adult twist. The pecans just make it even better. The recipe originally called for walnuts, but I'm a pecan girl, not a walnut girl so I switched it up.

Sixty-Eight: Meatball Sub Casserole

Meatball Sub Casserole
Rating: Good
Online Location: http://www.brendascanadiankitchen.com/2011/05/meatball-sub-casserole.html

1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
3 T grated Parmesan cheese
1 pound ground beef
1 loaf (1 pound) Italian bread, cut into 1.5-inch slices
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 jar (28 ounce) spaghetti or marinara sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced

In a bowl, combine onions, bread crumbs & parmesan cheese. Mix in 1LB beef. Shape into 1-inch balls; place on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes until no longer pink.

Arrange bread in a single layer in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish (all of the bread might not be used). Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, Italian seasoning and pepper. Spread over the bread. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella.

Combine the spaghetti sauce & garlic; add meatballs. Pour over cheese mixture; sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through.

Review: Tasted good. I made the mistake of using french bread and it didn't turn out as well as it would have had I used the Italian bread. Was really good and moist. Joshua and I both agreed that we'd make it again. Leftovers were gone in the next day.


I haven't updated in months. Like literally, MONTHS! How depressing. Sure there's not many who read this, but that's okay. I will just talk to myself!
First update, Hess (Joshua's very good friend from Korea) was living with us for the first 3 months we were here at Carson. It was stressful but I'm glad we could help house him in his hour(s) of need.
My best friend, Ashley, came and spent Thanksgiving weekend with us. We had just moved into our house so we were literally dodging boxes everywhere we walked but I was so glad to have here there. We had been living in a hotel for the entire month previous to that and I had been stuck with two boys. Needless to say, I NEEDED to have some girl time.
It's so nice to finally have our house...an American house! There's not much about it that I don't adore. It's so nice to have an oven that I don't have to convert from Celsius to Fahrenheit every time I want to cook something (I still remember that it's 180C when you are trying to cook at 350F).
Let's see...what else is new?
Oh! I know! Sirius!
Sirius is our newest addition to the family. We got him about a day after he turned 3 months, on December 23rd. He is now 4 months old and a definite mama's boy. He sleeps with me (won't sleep on Joshua's pillow..only mine) and will fall asleep at my feet while I'm washing dishes. He's such a little cutie and we just adore him. He's black with grey white behind his ears and his back is a bit peppery. He's got little grey and white hairs mixed into his black fur on his back. I always tell people he looks like a 45 year old man who just started to grey.

^This is our sweet Sirius Lupin Delp

I am job searching but haven't had much luck yet so for right now I've just been doing the housewife thing. I make sure lunch and dinner are done, floors are clean, clothes are washed, and our pantry is stocked. It's been a lot of fun but I really would like to find even just a part time job.
I've got a few recipes to add to the blog, so I'll be doing that over the next few days. :)