Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Unwrapping Dinner

Do you remember when you were a kid and you got a fast food burger, the anticipation and excitement of unwrapping the paper around it?  At least for me, fast food burgers were a rare treat, and I always loved unwrapping the paper around the sandwich.  Similar to how I felt tonight as I “unwrapped” my dinner.  Though I have come a long way in terms of dinner tastes, I still love the surprise of  “what’s inside.”


Halibut with Tomatoes and Olives  serves 2

  • 2 – 6 oz Halibut fillets (or substitute any firm white fish)
  • 1/2 zucchini, cut into match stick piece
  • 6-8 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 6 kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/4 dry white wine
  • fresh thyme, sliced tomato and salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 375.  Cut 2 large rectangles of parchment paper and fold in half.  On one half of the fold, lay half of the cut up zucchini and mushrooms.  Season with salt and pepper.  Lay 1 piece of fish over each mound of vegetables and salt and pepper the fish.  Top the fish with both kinds of tomatoes and sliced olives.  Pour 2 Tbsp of wine on top and add 2 sprigs of fresh thyme.   Start on one end and roll the parchment paper to seal your packets.   Bake packets 12 –15 minutes, or until their is a “poof” in your packet. 





Rice Krispie treats with candy corn.  Swoons  <3 

(While I may have “graduated” in my entree choices, I still go back to being a kid at heart in my love for simple Rice Krispie treats.)

Let’s just say that way to much of this pan of treats is gone for only 2 people eating them.  I should know better than to make a whole pan when I’m PMSing. 


What are some of your favorite childhood foods that you still love today?


  1. I love the taste of fish cooked in parchment or foil. Its so moist! And rice krispie treats for dessert...with candy corns! Now I want one!

  2. You're so cute. I love the parallels you draw athough I have to admit, fast food was not rare in my childhood. We ate a lot of it so I think as a result my relationship is a little different. That said, there are lots of favorite childhood foods I still enjoy. What can really take the place of a warm chocolate chip cookie straight from the oven?

  3. Hi! I have your two recipes ready to email you but I can't find your email address....can you email me at Thanks!
    PS....the candy corn in the rice krispies is genius!

  4. I'm a sucker for candy corn and rice crispy treats....this could be DANGEROUS for me. hehe!

  5. I have never cooked fish like that....
    but I am weird and like my fish a little on the dry side:):)
    My favorite childhood food....hmmmm....I can't think of any that I still eat....although I do still drool over potato chips!!! heehee!!!!