Thursday is my new favorite day of the week. That's because it's Project Runway night .. and I am so addicted. I don't watch many tv shows, except for this one. And I will go out of my way NOT to miss it.
But of course it comes on right smack in the middle of dinner. So, I've had to get seriously organized, lest I have to run up and down the stairs during commercial breaks putting dinner together, and missing half the fun of watching it in the first place.
I'm not a chef type, and although I don't mind cooking (it's the cleanup I don't like), it's just not something I get all that excited about. I'm more like a food assembler. I do the shopping, and come up with the meal ideas, and then get in the kitchen and start throwing a bunch of things together. That's why my new favorite meal seemed so ingenious to me. It's all assembly.
It's made things kinda fun around here on Thursdays. Even hubby likes to watch the end of the show. Here's what I did a couple of Thursdays ago, and what I'm making tonight. Papillotes! What I love is that I can put it all together in the morning or afternoon, and then just pop it in the oven when we get ready to eat.
En papillote means parchment, or in parchment paper. It is so easy to make. (You can watch a video here.) I like using halibut, which I place on top of whatever veggies look good.. zucchini, asparagus, spinach, fresh chopped garlic, and thinly sliced onion. I drizzle some olive oil and a little bit of good white wine over the top, (okay, and a pat of real butter), whatever herbs I want, seal it up, and in about 15 minutes, we are enjoying a delicious meal that caused me no pain whatsoever. And I can get my fashion fix, too. Three cheers for Thursday!