As for yesterday, we had tilapia. I usually buy it "fresh" and cook it, but honestly it tastes "fresher" when I buy it frozen, so I think I will stick to frozen. We had a busy day yesterday, so I just made a quick meal. I sprinkled the fish with some sweet Hungarian paprika (I LOVE this stuff, so much flavor), parsley, chopped garlic, and s/p. Bake it until it turns white and flaky (about 6-8 minutes). Another reason we had a quick meal is because my daughter wasn't in a happy mood. When she's in a bad mood, then I am not in the kitchen very much. She will hang on my leg and cry at me, so I just stop what I'm doing and spend time with her. Nothing is more important than her. She doesn't understand that I am busy, so I don't mind. But it does wear me down and stresses me out a bit. Thankfully, my husband was super-sweet and surprised me with flowers and a movie to watch later. I'm happy to report that today my baby girl is in a much happier mood! :)
Ok, on to the side dish - creamy turnip mash. I've made this in the past and the recipe instructs you to boil the turnips in 3 cups of cream and then when the turnips are fork tender, throw away 2 1/2 cups. That was painful for me to do. I hate wasting cream. I could have made a cream sauce, butter, whipped cream, ice cream - endless possibilities. So, this time around, I covered the turnips with water and boiled until fork tender, poured out the water and added a splash (and I do mean a tiny splash) of heavy cream and a big chunk of butter. I mashed them up until they reached a mashed potato consistency. It tasted the same to me and I didn't have to waste heavy cream.
I also made some red lobster style biscuits. This recipe didn't blow me away, so I will keep looking for a better version. The only change I made was that I used my own homemade biscuit mix instead of Bisquick baking mix.