Monogrammed Pot Pies and Fish "Presents"

Monogrammed Pot Pies and Fish "Presents"

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Faith Durand
Apr 23, 2010

If you cook for kids (or heck, adults who appreciate a good meal) you should check out Jenny Rosenstrach's weblog, Dinner: A Love Story. It's full of good writing and good ideas about getting interesting, tasty dinners on the table in real-life situations. It's a great read to cap off Dinner Week, and here are a couple links to two of our favorite posts.

The first one we really liked was this recipe for chicken pot pie with sweet potatoes. (Yum!) Jenny made them extra-appealing to her girls by adding their initials with scraps of leftover dough. This was a last-minute inspiration, and a cute way to dress up already-cute mini pot pies.

Monogrammed Pot Pies

The second post we loved was this one on "fish presents." Jenny wanted to cook the very easy, very nutritious steamed fish dish, fish en papillote. Fish is baked inside parchment paper along with vegetables, and since it steams it's very hard to overcook it. It's a great dish for kids: Easy, nutritious, and mild-tasting. But Jenny knew it would need a little "rebranding" for her girls to get excited about it, so she called it "fish presents," and made a big deal of opening the little packages at the table!

Fish Presents

Take a peek — there are some inspiring ideas in here!

Related: Good Website: Real Thai Recipes

(Images: Dinner: A Love Story)

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