We are getting skylights installed in our house, and for the past few days, there has been a massive hole in my ceiling while we try to come up with structural alternatives to having my roof potentially fall in. A huge hole in the ceiling means it’s pretty pointless for me to even try to heat our house as all the heat would rise right out of that hole anyway. Needless to say, I’ve been cold lately.
I was especially grateful when Dave invited us over for dinner this week as it meant getting out of my cold house and into his warm one. And we got a free homemade meal to boot!
Dave had told me in advance what he was making. I’m a picky eater and was not convinced that this was going to be a winner. He proved me wrong. It was one of the best meals he’s made for us. It gets five gold stars for aesthetics, too!
Dinner was shark (Dave will have to comment here to let us know specifically what kind – I forget!) wrapped in phyllo dough shaped, of course, like a shark. On the side was a balsamic reduction and pineapple slices topped with a pineapple salsa that was absolutely delicious with the fish.
Our salad was bitter greens with a citrus vinaigrette, cherry tomatoes, and macadamia nuts. In short, we had a little bit of Hawaii for dinner, which was a nice change from the 58 degree temps in my house!
This sure beats sitting at home huddled in a blankie trying to stay warm!
Here is a photo of our friend Amanda stabbing her shark! We were all a little hesitant to destroy Dave’s creation, but he told us that if we didn’t, he would be very mad because it was made to be eaten.