There are two steadfast Friday traditions in our house and it's not often that they converge. Today however, both Fish Friday and Friday night take-away are singing from the same hymn sheet. I had sent Z shopping earlier in the day to get provisions for the weekend. Included on her shopping list was cod. I was planning to roast the cod wrapped in bacon and serve it with bobby beans* and roasted cherry tomatoes.
When I got home from work, it turned out that the dinner plans had taken a change of path. Z had cooked R some fish fingers with some of the cod that she bought on Kirkgate Market. She and my mum both liked the look of the toddler's food so much that they decided to knock my plans into a cocked hat.
The thick fillets of cod were sliced into fingers and rolled in beaten egg and breadcrumbs before being shallow fried. We stuck with the bobby beans and some new potatoes as the accompaniments but really it should have been chips and mushy peas to really recreate the take-away experience.
*Green beans, French beans, call them what you want. I had never heard them called bobby beans before moving to Leeds but it's such a cute name it will probably stick.