Hi there how has your week and how is your weekend so far? This week has been extremely busy for not only me but also the family. Gearing up for Christmas as it is now only 28 nights of sleep away brings the reality home a little too. Well, I won’t talk too much about Christmas as I have a blog post coming soon.
This week though was about celebrating that my wife was offered a job, which is tremendous news. She has changed her life around. She decided to start going to the gym about 18 months ago as wanted to get herself that little bit fitter and that initial decision has come leaps and bounds. Currently undergoing a course to become a physical training instructor, upon her first interview she has been offered the job. Unbelievable news and the kids and I are so proud, well done Bea.
Along with this, we have changed how we eat, not too much but especially around lunchtimes where my wife and I have more salads rather than sandwiches or eating convenience foods. We have also said we will try and incorporate more fish into our meal plans. I know it is easy to say fish fingers or even the good old battered fish from the local chippy but the decision is to have at least the recommended two per week with at least one to be of the oily kind, such as salmon or trout.
However not always so easy with three kids who have healthy eating habits, we are very lucky, but like all kids they have their moments and will quickly turn their noses if it does not seem to their liking.
On this occasion, however, they enjoyed this dish, much to our relief. Maybe it was the cheese sauce that helped or the crispy, scrumptiousness of the sweet potato and courgette rosti.
For me though it was a combination of the whole dish. The rosti, followed by the flaky yet meaty pieces of haddock, an oozy poached egg and velvety cheese sauce made from the poaching liquor.
This dish could easily be made with any other white fish such as cod or Pollock. Using haddock was also a natural choice to ease more fish in our meal plans. Ultimately it is the kids we aim to please the most and as the key to ‘looks good let’s eat’ is our family food for your table I would say tonight’s recipe is now a family favourite.