my gracious family

  No seriously, you’ve gotta read this one 🙂  I recently had a cooking fiasco & I want to brag on my family.  Lately, I’ve been trying to get more fish into our diet as a means for low fat protein consumption.  The honest truth is that I can’t cook fish to save my life, but that doesn’t stop me from trying – hence the fiasco.  So here’s how it went down:  I went to the fish part of the store & was looking for the cheapest & freshest fish they had, which was flounder.  Flounder is a really weird looking fish – it’s skinny and flat with the eyes on the top of its body.  Because it’s so skinny, its hard for a fish monger to de-bone (which I discovered after their kind attempt to honor my de-boned request).  So I bring home these thin strips of fish & try to cook them – it was AWFUL!!!!  But here’s the beauty of this disaster, my family ate the fish with absolutely NO COMPLAINING!  No one said a word – we all suffered in silence 🙂  I will not be cooking flounder again, unless Jesus visits our home personally & has a nice chat with all of our family on this topic.

So here’s a thought for your consideration & application:  my family was EXTREMELY gracious with me, I think mostly because they love me.  Perhaps a really effective way to express love is to refrain from complaining or pointing out failures and weakspots when they are so glaringly obvious.  Being gracious is a really inexpensive way to be loving 🙂



Pastor Aaron

Awesome! I want some of that fish now:)

Ha this is great and so true let me know if you want some easy instructions for fish and I will be glad to send them to you. I rock at cooking fish so I can really help you.

Linda Martrinez

Cute story! The best way to cook thinner fish is steaming! There are opportunities abound to be loving people this is a good one here!


thanks for the feedback! 🙂 Susan, I’ll check in w you for some recipes – thx!

Maggie Bazan-Gleeson

Great story. I am reminded of my own fish-cooking disasters. I applaud you for your effort. This fish isn’t winning any beauty contests!

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