Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Foiled Fish

I have read about an easy way to cook fish that involves wrapping it in foil. How easy is that? Wrap it up, toss it in the oven, take it out, done. So, I tried it last night and it is just as easy as I thought. And of course fish is healthy as can be, so score there as well!

I forgot to take a picture, but it looked exactly like the picture from the recipe I followed... minus the yummy looking buttery noodles. I served it with rice pilaf and broccoli.

 Ingredients that I used:
Tilapia fillets
Mrs. Dash seasoning
Tomatoes, sliced
Green onions, sliced - Got these from my front yard! They're growing everywhere.
Garlic, minced
Lemon juice
Olive oil
(NOTE: I would add more flavor next time. Not sure how. Probably basil since it was in the original recipe. Recommendations welcome!)

Preheat the oven to 450
Foil squares to wrap the fish and veggies
Rub a bit of olive oil on the foil so the fish won’t stick.
Place a tilapia fillet in the middle of the foil. 
Shake some Mrs. Dash seasoning on the fish. 
Layer tomatoes, green onions and garlic on top. 
Shake a bit of lemon juice over it all. 
Wrap the foil around the fish loosely to make a packet. 
Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes. 

WW Points: Depends on the size of the fish filet. I estimated 5 points plus for 5 oz fish + oil.

Source: http://eatathomecooks.com/2009/06/tilapia-with-veggies-baked-in-foil-packets.html

Monday, April 4, 2011

House update

If you're on FB, you saw the kitchen updates (yay!). Figured I'd put the master bedroom update here for some social medium variety. We FINALLY finished painting the walls with Cider. It is definitely a strong color, but it also feels very cozy and cabin-like. I'm excited to accessorize it with furniture, shelving, etc.

Here's a sneak peek:

We will be replacing the carpet, closet doors and the ceiling fan/light. As a reminder, this is our bedding (although we didn't buy all of those fancy pillows). It's not what I'd usually go for, but the fabric is SO awesome and the colors felt warm to me, so we went for it.

SO outside of my comfort zone, but I'm confident it will work. Any ideas for accessories are welcome!

We're considering this bedroom set:

We can't wait until all of the rooms are done being fixed up. Then we can just spend all summer gardening and cutting grass. Having a house is work, y'all!!