Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tilapia Review & Menu 2/8-2/13

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
Sunday:  Tacos

Yeah, I know.  A cheater week!  I hardly have to do anything.  Whooooohoooooooo!

What are you having!?


  1. So, the big diet starts for us on Monday. Thus, this is a week of eating all of the stuff that I've already bought that will no longer be on the menu.
    Mon: MM steak sandwiches, Steele style (with mushrooms and a red bell pepper)
    Tues: grilled chicken & pineapple quesadillas
    Wed: steak
    Thurs: breakfast (including bacon...lots of bacon)
    Fri: more quesadillas or fajitas or burritos...something using lots of tortillas
    Sat: white chili?
    Sun: whatever leftovers I see...bacon in tortillas, perhaps.
    Also as a potential weekend lunch item: tomato soup & grilled cheese.

  2. Chris--I'm soooo wanting to eat your chicken & pineapple quesadillas. And the bacon. I love bacon.