Ladies, help me out! What to do with these delicious morsels? How to honor our first catch? Warning: if killing fish for food upsets you, do not read this post (and sorry).
When my friend Macki from Cooking With My Kid suggested we take our gang of tots to the adorable Trout Dale fishing area for their first fishing experience, she had me hook, line, and sinker. HA. Ha. ha?
Fine, not every play on words is going to be a winner. Anyway… I have a fridge full of headless fish, what should I do with them? I mean, obviously I am going to eat them, but wondering if you ladies have any suggestions for serving up our first catch?
Of course, Scarlet selected her finest fishing attire.
Check out our haul and tell me what to make with it after the jump! Jacinda suggested salmon cakes, which sound delicious… but trout cakes don’t sound quite as nice? Maybe i’ll go for old fashioned fish-and-chips? I know there have to be some serious fishing prudent mamas out there with some tips for making tots dig on fresh fish. Your comment could win you that adorable PDF art caddy pattern!
How cute is this place?
Fishing poles consisted of bamboo sticks with line and a hook on the end.
We shelled out an extra five bucks to upgrade from corn to worms as bait. Only Macki was willing to spear those suckers.
Though Lincoln was of course willing to touch them too.
First catch of the day!
Not afraid of a little fish guts.
I don’t know about this floppy fish business.
I’ll take a cupcake, thankyouverymuch.
Look at me teaching valuable life skills like fishing. I mean, pretending to know anything about fishing.
Sylvie checking out our catch.
Our haul, 6 fish in under an hour.
The reaction to every single catch:
So, the fish are gutted and headless but otherwise intact in my fridge. I really want Scarlet to actually eat them, and she really wants to as well, so what’s a fun kid-friendly trout recipe/activity we should try? Thanks for your suggestions!