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Wind, Vacuuming and Baked Halibut

Well, I learned a valuable lesson this past week…I complained a little about the amount of rain we have had and the lack of sunshine. Well, the weather god’s took that as a challenge, accepted and raised the challenge; 37kts and gusting to 47. All. Night. Long! Then, to make sure they had my attention the rain came down in sheets, more like a river, running down our windows, it was crazy! Speaking of windows, when you have a wind and rainstorm, make sure all the windows are closed, good lesson to learn for the crew. Ok weather gods, you have my attention, no more complaining about the rain…it is what makes Southeast Alaska so beautiful and lush.

We have an amazing crew this year, I have taught many of them to make beds; they were amazed there is actually a right way for the sheets and blankets. I sing their praises regularly but I don’t want you to think they don’t have a little room for improvement…vacuuming is an area we are working on. This last week our vacuumer (is that a word?) was taking a little longer than usual, we could hear the vacuum running, so we thought we better check on him. This is how we found him, having a little nap, Ha!

As you may know, halibut tastes like whatever you season it with…good thing Chef Bronco knows how to season it with something yummy!

We have had some amazing meals so far this summer and I thought it was time to have something baked so I made a request and was not disappointed. Sometime the simplest recipes make some of the best meals and this one is right there with taste!

Ranch Baked Halibut

3-4 servings Halibut

4 TBS Butter, melted

1 Sleeve Ritz crackers

1 TBS Dry ranch mix


  1. Crush the ritz crackers into crumbs and put them in a shallow bowl; mix the ranch seasoning into the crumbs.

  2. Dip the fish into the melted butter to coat all sides, then roll in the crumb mixture to coat well. Repeat with remaining fish portions.

  3. Spray cooking dish with nonstick spray and lay fish flat in the dish.

  4. Mix remaining butter with remaining crumb mixture and sprinkle over top of the fish.

  5. Bake at 375 degrees, 15-20 minutes or until white and flakey.

Bronco paired this with white country gravy,! Along with the fish we had “Jojo Potatoes” a seasoned potato wedge, I was glad to eat the leftovers the next day. Finished off with Bruce’s pudding parfait, yes, we ate like royalty!

Enjoy ~ Momma Mary

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