Sunday, March 24, 2013

Fish for Good Friday

My little Easter Bunny community on my kitchen window sill.

 Years ago I was busy making Easter gifts in my ceramics studio into
the wee hours of the night for many days before each holiday.
   Now we have blogs and online shops to tend.
  Recently,  I found some of my vintage ceramics that were never sold,
and I've listed them on my Etsy shop since they are vintage
and they are handmade! 
 Meanwhile, I'm enjoying them on my kitchen windowsill,
 with some of my mini collectibles.
They make me smile, they are my toys!  
 I love Easter and I love miniatures! 

I love to cook too!  Teddy and I went shopping recently and bought some frozen fish,
 so I could make some easy economy meals.  Fried fish is perfect for a meatless
Good Friday meal!   It can be prepared quickly and it's tasty.
 Cole slaw and fries are also good accompaniments, like good old Fish and Chips
from Ted's English heritage.
Fried Fish for Good Friday

A simple meal of cucumbers vinegarette, red potatoes, peas,
 and  fried fish  with homemade tartar sauce, at the kitchen table,
 set with  everyday Corelle dishes, old etched glasses, and  colorful vintage linens.

 Whiting, it's flaky and mild tasting. 

At Aldi, I bought  a 2 lb. bag of frozen fillets for $3.99.
I thawed the fish, marinated some cucumbers,started boiling red-skin potato halves, and opened a can of peas to warm.
 I set out 3 plates, assembly-line style, one with flour, one with  a beaten egg and one with bread crumbs, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and you can add any herbs you like.
First I coated each fillet in flour, then dipped in the egg wash, and finally the bread crumbs.  I fried them at med-high heat   in a large preheated skillet with about 1/2 inch of oil. . When golden-brown,  I turned  them carefully, using an egg turner and fork. It only takes several minutes on each side,  and it's done when it flakes easily and both sides are nicely browned.
While they are cooking, I mix up some  simple Tartar Sauce, using equal parts mayonaise and sweet pickle relish.
I like to use mayonaise either homemade, which  I make with olive oil, or low-fat,  but you can use whatever mayo you have.

 How do you like my mismatched silverware?
  I get a kick out of collecting different patterns and am making us
 a unique set of one of a kind pieces.  I like to think of all the tables they
 graced and imagine  the families that used them through the years.
Isn't it fun?

After dinner clean-up, when  all the dishes are done,
 We  sit down with a cups of green tea and some cookies.

This is a vintage tablecloth, with lots of spring flowers 
and it goes with my red and white kitchen.
I am using a darling,  pretty fluted-shaped teacup. 
 I really like the name of the pattern,  "Health and Happiness".
It's  by Royal Stafford Bone China, 
Made in England, from the Special Occasion Series.

 I baked the Swig Cookies, that are all over Pinterest, couldn't resist.
Mandi , from, says they're
 "LITERALLY the best cookies known to man"
Who wouldn't like these simple sugar cookies with sour cream frosting?

Our nice little quiet evening meal for two.

 I'm not Catholic, but I know many people keep the tradition of not eating meat on Good Friday.
  Easter Sunday, we'll enjoy a huge  traditional ham dinner with lots of family!  I can't wait to see the children and share the special day with loved ones.  

Easter is so special to me, as I personally celebrate God's gift of his son to us, and  remember his death  and  resurrection..  He's alive, and in me.  And because he made the ultimate sacrifice, and I believe in Him,  I  have eternal life!  It's a free gift to all who believe! 
I feel renewed and joy-filled, my life has meaning and peace "that passeth understanding" !       

May you experience the joy of Easter and know God's love and grace in your life.

Happy Easter Hugs!
  Love, Linda

I'm joining Monday  parties:  Easter Party,   Cottage Style Entertaining at

 Mop It Up Monday #60, at
 Kathe's You're Gonna Love It!  at


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Linda,
Well I enjoy my visit so much when I stop by. Love your ceramics from the past. What darling treasures. I too started out in the 70's doing ceramics and enjoying that process so much.

Your fish dinner looks so yummy good. This is my kind of meal. What time is dinner and when can I stop by. LOL
You know that is a great tip to mix relish with mayo for a tarter sauce. I never did that and it is such a good idea. We have an Aldi too now. I visited it once and loved the sales.

Wishing you a special Easter week. Thank you for stopping by while I was away from my blog with visiting family.
So nice to catch up with you now.
Hugs!! CM

Laurie Ritchey said...

Your miniatures are so cute. Love that picture of the little boy with the Easter bunny. Mismatched flatware is so much more interesting than having it all match.
Yes, He is risen, and we are blessed beyond measure. laurie said...

Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at


The Tablescaper said...

So cute!

Great to have you be a part of SEASONAL SUNDAYS!

- The Tablescaper