Thursday, September 3, 2009

chef Kristen

As I posted earlier this week I am starting to diet/exercise. Let me tell you that it is not fun! I don't like it but I'm sticking to it! The other day I went online trying to find some different and more healthy recipes so tonight I gave one a shot, delicious!

  • 1/4 cup whole natural almonds
  • 2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free garlic and herb seasoning blend (such as Mrs. Dash)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

1. Place first 4 ingredients in a blender or food processor; process 45 seconds or until finely ground. Transfer crumb mixture to a shallow dish.

2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Brush mustard over both sides of fillets; dredge in crumb mixture. Add fish to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

(please excuse the horrible mess in my sink!)

Also I started hearing about this St Joseph who leads families to their homes. Or something similar to that, sorry I'm not Catholic! Anyway, the story goes that if you bury a statue of St Joseph in the yard of a house you are trying to sell that you will have good luck and the home will sell. Well our house has been up for sale since March so we thought we'd go ahead and give it a shot! I went to a local store in town and bought this little statue....

On Wednesday our house got shown. The people stayed looking at the house for over an hour! Then today we heard from the realtor and they wanted some information on warranties. I'm so hopeful that we'll actually sell this house before Christmas! So, is it a coincidence? or is St Joseph responsible?

And on a completely different note, this is Riley's new favorite position! lol


Lucky in Love said...

That recipe sounds delicious!! I'm totally using that!!

And so exciting about your house! Coincidence??

Elizabeth said...

That's great - hopefully they'll buy it!

Llama said...

Ahh the diet, so tough, i know! That recipe sounds yummy! I am all about good luck charms...i hope this works for you!

Taryn said...

Exciting on the house! I have heard something about burying a certain saint (maybe the one you got) in your backyard upside down- seriously! And people say it works. Good luck!!