I didn't get any groceries yesterday, so I dug around to see what we had in the freezer. Tilapia. It's been there for a while. I've been a little nervous to do anything with it because I had never really used it before. I thawed it in lukewarm water, which only took about 5-10 minutes. Score! I was starving!
I used this recipe from Eating Well. I love their recipes. You HAVE to check them out.
I had a little salad with dried cranberries and fresh oranges To add a little starch to my meal, I smashed a baked sweet potato (that I made in the microwave--shhhh, don't tell). I didn't add any goodies to my potato, but my girls & husband enjoyed it to it's fullest with some butter and brown sugar. Honestly, mine was seriously delicious with just a pinch of salt. It was a simple meal that took hardly any time at all.
Oh, a little note about the actual recipe: I substituted about 1/2 tsp. ginger for some of the chili powder. I would actually use a little more next time, but it was good. Also, the recipe has you use 3 TBSP lemon juice when you cook the asparagus after making the talapia; don't use that much. Oh, one more thing . . . a little lime (and maybe a Corona light) would have really brought the meal together for me. I would have used lime on the salad and on the Tilapia.
What's sitting around that you can make dinner with tonight without having to run to the store?!
Here's my menu this week:
Tuesday: Justin is grilling (I'll be gone)
Wednesday: Eggplant Parmesan (Eating Well style)
Thursday: Out to eat for a friend's birthday--going wild!!!
Friday: Progressive Dinner (a Snow Betty event)
Saturday: Trout with grilled zucchini
Yeah, I know. A cheater week! I hardly have to do anything. Whooooohoooooooo!