Eric and his dad were kind enough to take me fishing again the other day. This was my second time fishing on Table Rock Lake; the first time was back in May. Remember? I've decided fishing is one of my new hobbies. I like riding in the boat, looking at things on the water, and just sitting and relaxing while I wait for a fish to bite. When it comes to actually putting bait on the hook and taking the fish off of it, I leave that business to oh-nuts Eric. (He's quite the catch. Heh heh heh)
Table Rock Lake.
The bait tank on the boat.
Apparently the fishing has been incredible for August, since we've had cooler temperatures and rain. We caught more fish than last time - including a few kinds of catfish and bass. Can you believe I had to wear a hoodie in August? It was freezing that morning.
(Same awkward fish-holding pose as last time. I'm scared of their teeth!)
This was my first catch of the day. It's some sort of bass. I of course threw it back in the water, because I don't eat bass, or any other fish... except for one.
I only eat tilapia these days. It's my favorite fish. I find the mild whitefish to be delicious and nutritious, and it's great to cook with. I love tilapia.
When I'm not bird watching or cooking tilapia, I'm making ice cream cakes.
I made this one for my sister's birthday a few weeks ago. I really think it's my favorite cake I've ever made. I don't know how in the world it can get better than this. Let me explain; I baked up two layers of gourmet chocolate chip cookie dough, and two layers of chocolate cake. Then, I layered them with chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream (my favorite!) and topped the cake with chocolate ganache.
I know this looks like kind of a pain to make, but it's worth it! I would definitely make this again. I felt like crying when I was eating it, because it was that good.
Happy Labor Day! Just kidding.
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