Under the Sea
It seems we're eating our way through Episode 11, "Ocean Deep," of Discovery's Planet Earth series. Last night: pan-seared scallops in champagne sauce (we were out of white wine) cooked with oyster mushrooms and served with Simon's special-recipe butternut squash faux risotto. Today: tuna fish sandwiches. At this rate, by Saturday we'll be slurping sharkfin soup sprinkled with sailfish roe.
[Lest you be inordinately impressed, the scallops were frozen and from a bag, the thyme was dried and from a bottle, and the risotto was not arborio but jasmine rice, and flavored with butternut squash soup from a box (et tu, soup?) and topped with bagged, pre-shredded parmesan cheese. We did use sea salt for extra fancy points, though. I got the recipe from on-demand's Digital Cookbook.]
And that's all there is today. Any requests? Anything you're dying to know? I'm at your service.