I was tempted to write about an article I read today in our paper. It was all about the show “Glee”.
Now, JD and I just recently watched the first few episodes of season one (thank you Netflix), and I’ll admit that I’m enjoying it very much. However, it is not something that I would ever consider letting my kids watch. It’s got some very mature themes and for those of you who might be thinking that it’s just another “High School Musical”, let me just say.
It is not.
The article said that people are pretty much in agreement that there are some pretty racy scenes not meant for elementary aged kids. However, this has not stopped kids this age from watching it. In fact, it has a huge following of tweens.
This is the quote that got me riled up. One father said this about letting his 8(!) and 11(! )year old watch it.
“They just kicked up such a fuss that I gave up.”
I didn’t know that was an option as a parent. You get tired of dealing with an issue so you just give up?
And this is where instead of launching into a screed against feckless parents and getting myself all worked up, I’m choosing to share something I discovered today that made me really happy.
Lime Butter Sauce.
This may well be the easiest yet most flavorful and versatile sauce I’ve ever made. 5 ingredients, a quick whiz in the blender and you have something that can go on fish (we had it over grilled salmon), rice or pasta, any vegetable, or chicken.
I can’t really think of anything it wouldn’t go well on.
For those of you that may well gasp at the amount of butter (Hi Kathy!), let me assure you that it only takes a wee little bit to flavor whatever you want to use it on. I probably used less than a teaspoon of it on each piece of fish and just a tad more stirred into the rice. Besides the fat in the fish (good for you omega 3) it was the only fat in the meal.
Too bad I can’t say the same for the iced brownie I bought in a weak moment while picking up the fish……
Lime Butter Sauce from Epicurious
1 large garlic clove, chopped
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (don’t be tempted to use bottled)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter: melted
Throw everything in the blender and whir it about for a bit until it’s all nice and thick and emulsified.
It’ll keep for at least a week in the refrigerator. But I bet you’ll find enough things to use it on that it won’t last that long.
Again, just like that darned iced brownie.