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The in-laws went to Lake of The Woods last summer and did some Walleye fishing.


And finally, we had a fish fry to gobble up that amazing fresh-water fish. We used a beer batter (with Newcastle) so I knew it would be good. I went outside with the baby and the three dogs to keep them away from the hot grease while frying. When we came back in, we were ready to eat and it was amazing. The batter was thick and the walleye was delicious.


We were sent home with a platter of leftovers and spent the next two days eating walleye fillets around the clock. I think each piece I has was better than the one before. Yum.

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A couple of months ago the In-Laws drove 7 hours to the Lake of the Woods to go fishing. The Lake of the Woods is in way, way northern Minnesota and on the US-Canada border. In fact, the lake is really in both countries. They brought back their quota of Walleye and we finally had a Walleye dinner. We just pan fried the fillets and they were delicious. If you’re going to have Walleye, this is the way to do it. Start with the real thing, cook her up in some butter and serve with some homemade tarter sauce. Yum. The fish was light and flaky and full of flavor, without being at all fishy. I just wish my stomach was larger so I could have had more. (There was, however, room for a slice of homemade apple pie). Yum.

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I have a twin sister. So I shared my birthday with her for the first, oh, 25 years of my life. Then she moved to Ohio. Then DC. And then Denver. Around the time she left, my brother got married to a really amazing woman who’d birthday is a week before mine. So, for the last (I won’t say) number of years I’ve shared my birthday with my Sis-in-Law. I don’t mind. But every few years I get to celebrate my birthday with my parents, and just my parents. And that’s really nice. This year, due to a scheduling conflict involving a golf tournament and a flight to Nashville, I got them to myself again. And they let me choose the restaurant.

I chose Lucia’s. Which is a wonderful little spot in the uptown area of Minneapolis. It’s one of their favorites and I haven’t been there in years. Lucia is a beautiful woman who loves to fish and use local ingredients. Sounds like me, just not the fishing part.


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