Grilled dinner / From the grill and in the kitchen this week we have grilled hog snapper, something we haven't tried before. It's such a thin fillet that it was placed on heavy foil so it wouldn't go through the grill grates. This is a Gulf fish.
Rafts of asparagus, olive oiled and salted, grilled.
It was a nice textured fish, a sweet but not buttery taste and I would gladly have it again. The local fish market doesn't get it very often.
Reading and lunches: I had been reading an autobiography by Eric Clapton and enjoying that during lunch. One of my lunches was a clean-out-the-fridge mission which inspired a pizza salad. Lots of salad greens, radish, cukes, pea pods, carrots and a deconstructed bit of pizza toppings. I scraped the cheesy veggie topping off and mixed it with the salad. It was good! And I avoided the extra carbs by harvesting only the cheese and veggie toppings. Alas, pizza is my always my downfall with a weight loss plan. I love it so. Maybe I'll just walk more.......
Something new / A while back I mentioned I lost my Fitbit. I used the Bluetooth and walked everywhere I normally do hoping to connect to my lost device. Alas, no luck and the battery would be dead after 4 days anyway, BUT --- I ordered a new one with a discount Fitbit.com gave me. I bought an Inspire HR. This tracks heart rate and is also waterproof, things my old Alta didn't have.
Movies / Did I mention we tried the Jack Ryan series from Amazon? Our library had it and we thought we'd give it a shot. Loved it! Lots of action and intriguing political plot. We'd love to see the next season when it comes out.
The library also has a Nova DVD for us called the Planets as well as Apollo: Missions to the Moon. I had looked forward to The Vanishing with Gerard Butler but it was a bit of a bust. Inspired by a true story about 3 lighthouse keepers in Scotland who disappeared without a trace back in 1900. Well now they don't actually know what happened, do they? This was a lot of conjecture that left us shaking our heads.
Doug's birthday is this Sunday so we will see what meals, beverages and desserts he wants. You have to live it up while you can! More on the birthday week later on 🎂