The first real cooking in this journey was successful but not without issues. I was interrupted when I was about to load the bread machine and then completely forgot about it until I was away from the house a couple of hours later. By the time I returned home, it was too late to start it. Fortunately the bread was not critical to the plan, and I keep various crackers on hand. Not a big deal.
The soup was OK. David and I enjoyed it, but Andrew wasn't so sure.
As for the Fish en Papillote, it was delish. I used halibut filets with carrots, broccoli, Yukon gold potatoes, summer squash, and capers. The recipe used foil to make the packets, so I followed the instructions. I have used parchment paper previously with good results, and if preparing it for company, I'll use parchment again. It presents better. For everyday cooking, the foil worked great and presented fine. I'm not trying to be too foo-foo about the presentation, but food has to look appetizing.