Monday, April 11, 2011

Time for Herbs

It is warm and sunny today, finally! It has been cold and rainy for the past few days so I am excited to welcome back the sun. Today was a teacher work day; it was nice to transition back into work with a day there by ourselves. Tomorrow it's back to normal, no more breaks until summer- which is, by the way, 29 school days away.

On Friday I planted my herb garden for this year! It was thunder storming out, so I had to plant them on my covered porch, but it was still fun. They have to stay inside for a while because it still too chilly out at night for them. But- they are so pretty and add a lot of life to our living room! The herbs I planted are: dill, parsley, cilantro, thyme, and basil. I also planted a few flowers and a cherry tomato plant.

Also on Friday night, I made a parmesan-crusted tilapia with roasted potatoes and sauteed green beans. It was really good. I've posted about the green beans before and done a similar recipe for the potatoes- I just used some of my fresh herbs on them this time!

To make the fish (2 servings) you will need: 2 tilapia fillets, 1 egg (yolk & white combined), 3/4 cup bread crumbs, 3/4 cup of grated parmesan, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper. Preheat the oven to 350. Mix the bread crumbs, parmesan, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Then, prepare 2 "dipping plates". On the first plate place the egg. On the second plate, sprinkle out the parmesan mixture. Take the fish and coat it with the egg. Next, coat it with the parmesan mixture. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat with the second fish. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Take it out and serve with the potatoes and green beans.

Last night I did a pork tenderloin recipe from Southern Living. I followed the recipe almost exactly so I'm linking it here.

Tonight we're having chicken & vegetable kebabs with couscous for dinner and I'm going to a Bible study that I've never gone to before so I am excited for that!

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