Saturday, March 31, 2018

Holiday Weekend Eats

All I need is an edible fish fry on Good Friday and an adorable lamb cake for Easter.
Yesterday's fish fry place had free popcorn which my mother seemed to enjoy more than the fish or chips. She mostly couldn't get over all the wine corks on the wall.
Full disclosure, my 93-year-old Italian Catholic mother got a scrumptious burger with fried onions instead of fish and begrudgingly sampled mine.

What is this nonsense?



We'll call this "Twelve Years of Catholic School"




Maaaay Ewe Have A Happy Easter!

22 comments:

  1. Good for your mom! She's gorgeous, by the way. I made us tuna fish and black olive sandwiches today, but I would've preferred a burger and fries. Nobody wanted to clean up to go out so that was out.

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    1. Mmmm, yum yum, tuna is quite popular around here and I've loved black olives since I was a kid. Really, tuna fish sandwiches is one of the things I'm most often hungry for.
      Sometimes I run out of ideas of where to take her so a fish fry on Good Friday seemed like a good choice. She said she wasn't hungry but made short work of a sizable custard ice cream cone just after.
      I'll pass on your compliment she'll love it, although she'll most likely yell at me for taking her photo, haha.

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  2. Hi Jeanna, so glad your Mum got an airing over Easter. Mine's still airing out in Thailand, well the last I heard she was, should be back next Friday, just in time for our Easter (and she says she doesn't enjoy chocolate????!!!). I love your Mums not impressed expression, there is no attempt to hide it, and why should there be? Your fish looks good! I love fried fish, but hate cooking it. The burger sounds good, but for me it would have been fish... When I read lamb cake, I did wonder... Lamb? Cake?... Now I see! It's lovely!!.. I couldn't cut that. Look at it's smiley face! Which end do you start?... Hope you are enjoying your Easter weekend, it certainly started off well.

    xx

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    1. Thailand, wow! I can't even get my mother to the pool and it's across from her apartment. Your mom doesn't enjoy chocolate? My dad used to say he "didn't really like it" but that never stopped him from eating everything in sight.
      She thinks a lot of things are "stupid" and that wall of corks was one of them, lol.
      I'm not a very good cooker of fish, I basically know one way to make it unless you count reheating.
      I thought of you when I cut into the lamb cake and asked people, "Do you want the head or the butt?' We ended up with a lamb's head that reminded me of the horses head in "The Godfather."

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  3. Wishing you and your grandmother a happy Easter! I hope she enjoyed the burger in place of her fish. That's a very atmospheric portrait of her, by the way. #mysundayphoto

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    1. She ended up taking it home, eating a very large custard ice cream cone and giving the delicious (and expensive) burger away. It's an Italian thing. Thanks, she complained no end when I told her people liked her photo, lol.

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  4. 93 and still going out with you for lunch that is great, what a star your Mum sounds. Happy Easter

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    1. Oh yeah, going out for lunch or dinner is essential.

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  5. Tbh, I'm with your mum on fish and chips. Love the chips, not a fish fan. Looks an interesting place. Happy Easter

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    1. It's not something many people get right and nothing will beat the fish someone just caught from a clean lake. It's a decent neighborhood place and I will be getting the burger next time I go. Hope you and the fam had a grand Easter, Emma.

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  6. The Dad did a fish fry on Friday and I hear it was good! Happy Easter from all of us!

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    1. I like when fish comes into the house. The curly cousin doesn't really like it but she's a Cat lic so I guess she eats fish this time of year, I don't know. Happy Easter and congrats on the new cat tree.
      -Dex

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  7. I'm glad you can still enjoy your mom. That's so wonderful.

    Have a fabulous Easter. ♥

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    1. I need to "air her out" as Debbie says, lol. I hope you had a great Easter too, Sandee.

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  8. You mom looks great and I love the Easter lamb cake

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  9. Wow, like to look like your grandmother when I grow up! And those funky sunglasses, are they hers? She can't have meat, or is it because Catholics eat fish on Friday? Kudos to you for taking her out!
    That's a great collection of corks -would be a great display, Jeanna! Thanks for sharing it all with All Seasons - enjoy your week!

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    1. Those are her glasses and she has some even funkier ones in the car, JSG. This is actually my mother which I guess makes me pretty old, lol. You'd never know it from what she says but my mother is in pretty good shape.
      Catholics are supposed to give up meat on the Fridays during Lent and this was Good Friday, the big one. But it's been so long since I've been a practicing Catholic I don't know if that's a thing anymore.
      I kind of liked the corks but she thought they were stupid.

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  10. That's one great perk of being 'of a certain age'--you can tell people what you really want!!! Good on her! I grew up in a very Catholic town so I remember lots of friends having fish sticks on Friday. I never cared for fish much until I got to New Zealand and had 'proper' fish and chips :)

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    1. She's had that perk for 80 plus years, Betty! You have made me so hungry for good fish and chips but the best fish I've had is fresh caught, nothing really compares.

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  11. Making me feel hungry, hope you had a good Easter

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

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    1. It was a very tasty and fairly high calorie Easter, Darren. Hope you had a good one too my talented friend.

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