Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fish and Chips

Today I am featuring my husband's cooking and my tablescape. It's all about fish & chips and a nice bottle of wine.

I have been getting the table ready while he is outside cooking.

The rectangle dish has such vivid colors  of orange, yellow, green and blue. I sat it in a stand to show it off. I added blue glasses to bring out the blue in the dish.

I found another set of glasses at Marshall's to add to my blue Dollar Store wine glasses. The new beverage glasses are a lighter shade of blue have beautiful light green stem that is reflecting the blue from the wine glass.

I found an orange wine bottle and small fish plate to add to the bread rack. The fish plate worked well to serve extra hush puppies.

My husband has been so busy outside frying the fish, chips, and hush puppies. He has a fish breader plastic container that has a sieve type insert that allows you to turn it over and separate the fish and the excess breading.

My only contribution was mixing up the hush puppies. It wasn't too hard, add 3/4 cup of water to the mix. I did mix two batches and he added jalapenos to the second batch. The stainless steel deep fryer is by DeLongi. He used a cooking thermometer to get the oil to 400 degrees to fry the fish, chips and hush puppies.

My favorite part of the meal is the hush puppies. I did try the ones with the jalapenos and they were very tasty and the jalapenos gave them a little extra bite. He thought I would think they were too hot, but they were pretty good especially with ketchup. 

In addition to the fish, chips and hush puppies, he also grilled corn.
He is so kind to our elderly neighbors, and takes plates of food to them. He likes to cook and he cook lots of it, I think we likes to be a good neighbor to them. They are sweet people and always want to send something in return, so he came home with a few tomatoes from their vines.

I made a lettuce salad to go with his fabulous cooking and did plate his food for him. He was pretty exhausted after his afternoon of cooking outside in the heat. The fish is crappie, bluegill and bass. He caught the fish when we were visiting in Illinois and he had a chance to fish with his brother and nephew.

He did enjoy a glass of Liberty Creek Merlot with his meal.

Thanks for stopping by for Fish and Chips - Judy.

Linking to these wonder parties:

On The Menu Monday at StoneGable
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage 
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill 
A Delightsome Life : A Return to Loveliness at  Blissful Rhythm
Meet Me Monday at You're Talking Too Much 

Marvelous Monday at This Gal Cooks

Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E

Let's Dish  at Cuisine Kathleen on Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style 

DIY by Design for Sizzle Into Summer
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday
White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Tablescape Thursday  at Between Naps on the Porch

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage
Tasty Thursday at The Mandatory Mooch
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Kristen’s Creations for Share Your Creations on Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage

Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage

Foody Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Foody Friday at Simple Living
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Natasha in OZ for Say G'day Saturday 
Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different, Act Normal
Saturday 7 at Positively Splendid

Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper


  1. WOW!!!!

    What a feast!

    And such partnership- that's a perfect thing and an extraordinary tablescape- just gorgeous!

    MMMMM I love fish, potatoes, and love love LOVE hush puppies- haven't had them in years. YUM!

  2. Fish and chips ~ yummy! Your colorful table is the perfect setting for this delicious dinner. ~ Sarah
    I'm lucky that my husband does most of the cooking, and I get to set the table. ;-)

  3. What a great hubby!! This is one of my favorite meals!!! And Hushpuppies, too?!! The only thing that made it better was that gorgeous tablesetting! I love all of the vivid colors. Everything looks amazing!

  4. What a scrumptious meal, kudos to your husband. And kudos to you for the beautiful table, love the color, everything just pops. I am sure your neighbors love you! xo

  5. Judy...that is one of my favorite meals...and i tend to use lots of malt vinegar!!...Gorgeous table..just love the beautiful colors!!

  6. Colorful tablescape! The food looks delicious!

  7. Geez, Judy, I'm invitation must have gotten lost in the mail!!! Man, that looks good!!! I have never eaten blue gill or crappie or bass. (I know...and I call myself a true Missourian!)That peaches & cream corn looks divine! Hmmm...think I'll add that to our dinner menu tonight. I have never made hush puppies from scratch, but seeing how your husband does it outside in a vat gives me ideas. Did you guys buy that deep fryer like that, or is that something he fashioned himself? Does he do it outside to keep from getting the kitchen all messy? You did a great job on the table with the brilliant colors!!! Perfect setting for perfect food!

  8. I'm not sure which I like better-the table or the meal! Both look fabulous. How lucky that your man cooked most of it for you. And I'm interested in knowing what kind of fryer you use because I don't like to cook fish inside the house, either!

  9. That looks delicious! I never met a hush puppy I didn't like, jalapeno or not! Love your bright & festive table :)

  10. Looks and sounds yumm! Thankful my sweetheart likes to cook, too!

  11. You make a great team, Judy. What a nice hubby! I have never seen my husband cook, lol. But I am not complaining, he is really good in so many other ways. Your tablescape is really pretty too. I love the colors...Christine

  12. You make a great team, Judy. What a nice hubby! I have never seen my husband cook, lol. But I am not complaining, he is really good in so many other ways. Your tablescape is really pretty too. I love the colors...Christine

  13. Your meal looks delicious! I have only had hush puppies once! Your table is beautiful too!!! XO, Pinky

  14. Oh my gosh what a guy! How nice that he does all that frying outside too. Very smart. Beautiful table to go with a very delicious dinner. Win, win situation!

  15. I love the gorgeous colours of your table, Judy but could you please tell me.....what are hush puppies??? Here in Australia the only Hush Puppies I know are a brand of shoe!! Haha

  16. Ok my mouth is now watering. I was visiting friends this weekend and they did a fish fry and used the same thing to coat the fish. So funny I have never seen one before, and now two times in a week. The table is beautiful as well.

  17. I would say your hubby did pretty well! Seeing the hushpuppies makes my mouth water. I can eat as many as are put in front of me which is why I avoid them!

  18. Looks so yummy, Judy. It is that time of day I should not be looking at your inviting plate of food. I love your dishes too. You did a great job of your tablescape. Your husband is kind and generous to share with your neighbors. I enjoyed seeing and hearing about your nice dinner. I don't have a clue what we are having tonight.

  19. Wow, Judy, what a wonderful hubby to do all that cooking and to share with neighbors. I love your tablescape, too.

  20. I love that you take plates to the elderly neighbors. I also love your table. II constantly underestimate the value of orange as a design element...and of course, it's made even better by the addition of the wonderfull pops of blue. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  21. Hi Judy,

    Such a pretty summer table and it looks like great teamwork with a delicious dinner. Thank you so much for stopping to visit me.

  22. Your tablescape is just simply Beautiful for the last days of summer, Judy! Your china, stemware, napkins, And what a lovely theme Fish And Chips.Your hubby is so sweet to take over a plate of food for your Neighbors.., too. And since I've been on a blog break, I've been peeking at all the tablescapes settings and they are all so beautiful, too! You are so talented and are such an inspiration! I hope you and your family are having a wonderful weekend. I will be posting a new tablescape on this Sunday.
    Cheers! xxoo Diane

  23. Hi Judy,
    I just love the colors and patterns in your tablescape and just perfect for your husbands AWESOME fish and chips. Hope you are having a fabulous holiday week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  24. one of my favorite things, yummy! Thank you for sharing your lovely post at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Linky Party xo

  25. Brilliantly beautiful tablesetting, delicious looking dinner - I'm hungry just looking at it. We had fried fish at my husband's family reunion this past weekend and hush puppies - love them! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  26. What a wonderful meal together!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight!!

    Thanks, Nichi