Because we aren’t celebrating Valentine’s Day, but we aren’t NOT celebrating it either, right? Here’s our in-case-you-need-a-fancy-meal solution.
I’ve been making this sea bass for over a year now, and it is hands down one of my feels-like-a-restaurant meals that we make at home. Sea bass is definitely expensive so this is a real treat, but the veggies we have on the side are simple, affordable, and treated so well that they are just as much the star of the show as the fish. This is something I always say about restaurants – if the vegetables are good, everything else will be spectacular. We had a particularly expensive meal last night that featured steamed unsalted zucchini, and we were NOT impressed.
We need to be kind to our veggies because they’re pretty kind to us, you know? So, with that, I give you Seared Sea Bass + Meyer Lemon Crumbs with Curried Carrot Puree and Garlic Spinach.…
We are starting with dessert first, today.
Because it’s Valentine’s week!
Now, to be incredibly clear, I don’t give a hoot about V-day. I fully get that it’s a fabricated holiday to get us to buy chocolate and cards and flowers and makes single people feel bad and moms of elementary schoolers annoyed.
Oh shit. This is my first year as a school mom. Do I have to DO something for Beck’s class? This is literally the first time I am considering this.
I just started hating Valentine’s Day, fun real life train of thought for you there (not fabricated, ugh, wish it was). But also, I don’t hate nice dinners. I don’t hate cooking for people I love year round, and I definitely don’t hate making lovely desserts. This gooey chocolate cake ticks a lot of boxes for me, the main one being that it is RIDICULOUSLY delicious and insanely simple.…
The good news here is that this is the time when babies start to look a little more commercial-ready, a little less “I’m sorry your baby was born deformed.” ~actual comment some troll left on my Insta about Will.~
To be clear, Will is not deformed, nor did the image I shared look like he was, people are monsters.…