Thursday, June 13, 2013

Baked Boston Scrod & Thrift Shopping

Did you hear about the two women sitting next to each other on the train leaving downtown Boston?  One woman asked the other....what were you doing in Boston today.  The woman answered....I got scrod.  The other woman said...I didn't know there was a past tense.  Groan...I know, an old one!
 Boston Scrod has always been a favorite of ours and it is so simple to make.  Place pieces of scrod on oven proof dishes. Brush them with melted butter and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.  Mix panko bread crumbs with butter, S&P, and some chopped parsley.  I used breadcrumbs I made with my rosemary bread which added lots of flavor.

 Bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes until the fish flakes when you cut into it with a fork.  Served with a salad, it makes a very nice dinner.

 I went to a thrift store which I rarely do anymore these days.  It was half off day and I picked up this nice, very sturdy step stool for $3.00. I use these in the garden a lot and for this price, I can leave it out all summer and not have to worry about it.

 I was thrilled to find this.

 A vintage find which has never been used.  $1.50.

 A nice pouring ladle for 29 cents.

 A cute ceramic basket for berry picking.

 Now if I can just get to the berries before the birds.

 Think of the pies I could bake if I can fill this up.

This basket cost $1.50.  I scatter these around the garden to use for carrying plants or bringing home my harvest.