By: Sherree Thompson
Y’all – my first batch of tomatoes didn’t make. The kids and I planted them the first day in February. I really think the plants would have been fine if we didn’t have the crazy “Polar Vortex” thing-a-ma-jigger. I mean, let’s face it, not many people would survive two weeks indoors with two curious little’s and three dogs. Add a husband and Momma to that mixture and it’s a recipe for disaster.
Thank God I bought way too many seeds. As it turns out, I needed them. I heard that we had another “Deep Freeze” coming and hoped I wouldn’t run into the same results.
Now my sweet peas are another story. Those things took off and I seriously need to transplant them. I started them in an empty egg carton and they were rapidly out growing it. I’m a firm believer in using what you’ve got, but I never expected them to grow that fast.
I managed to pull together a window box and a vine grower. It was fairly easy to make. The only issue now is I think I might have given them a bit of transplant shock. They look a little shabby, but I’m hoping they will pull through.
I’m so ready for some fresh veggies it’s not even funny. My poor creative side has been a bit hampered. Even so, I still managed to make a few good supers.
For instance, here is any easy Fish Stick Recipe.
- 1 teaspoon roasted cumin
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tsp lemon peel
- 1 1/2 tsp dill
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 cups breadcrumbs (I used Pepperidge Farm)
- 2 cups yogurt (I only had vanilla)
- 2 pounds tuna* (Give or take; just enough for 4 people)
* I used tuna. I suggest using a milder white fish like flounder or cod.
I think it works best with about an inch or so rise. Then you can adjust cooking accordingly.
- Mix the spices in the yogurt. Let it marry for about 10 minutes.
- Slice the fish against the grain, then roll each piece in the yogurt mixture and then the breadcrumbs.
- Place fish on lightly olive oiled-baking sheet and place in a preheated 400-degree oven until the bread crumbs brown.
- Flip the fish and cook for another 10 minutes or so.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!