Tuesday, July 8, 2008


4 things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. "Working" towards my bachelor's degree at BYU.
2. (I used quotes on my #1 thing because I was also) Struggling with Fibromyalgia (and not attending my classes at all regularly.)
3. Working at the BYU Bookstore.
4. Really into painting my nails funky colors.

4 things I was doing 5 years ago:
1. Teaching Piano and Voice Lessons.
2. Working on my disability papers.
3. Spending a lot of time sleeping and at Doctors' offices.
4. Visiting CJ in Arizona.

4 things I did yesterday:
1. Exercised!! (12.46 miles in 45 minutes on the recumbent bike!)
2. Visited my Gorgeous Grandma for dinner.
3. Worked on transposing a song into a more manageable key for me.
4. Read more of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew" by C.S. Lewis.

4 shows I stop for when flipping through channels:
1. Any type of cooking show.
2. Almost anything on TLC (minus tattoo shows and "pimp my ride"-type shows...) if I'm at my sister's or Grandma's (they have cable.)
3. Awesome re-runs; i.e.: Friends, Scrubs, The Office, Diagnosis Murder...
4. There are a couple of kids' shows that I actually really like - Fetch with Ruff Ruffman, The Backyardigans, Veggietales...

4 Biggest Joys of My Life Right Now:
1. Reading. Hooray for getting my brain back!!
2. Being able to exercise!
3. Painted toe-nails (they make me feel pretty...)
4. 50 cent popcorn night at the movie theater.

4 things that you might not know about me:
1. My room is a pigsty. Seriously, it's bad...
2. I secretly really like the song "Yeah" by Usher (and I'm not sure I'm okay with that...)
3. I enjoy cooking, but I really, really dislike doing the dishes.
4. I love camping - the food, campfires, family, friends, nature (Goulet), the time away from phones and computers. But, I hate sleeping outside! Camping within driving distance of my bed is perfect. Drive down at midnight and back up between 9 and 10 - ideal.

I guess I'm supposed to "tag" someone now. If you're reading this, consider yourself tagged.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Tilapia Soft Tacos with Chipotle Cream Sauce

4 8" tortillas
1 1/2 tsp + 1 TBS vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp Mexican seasoning, ground (we used a packet of taco seasoning)
1 TBS garlic, minced
1 lb. fresh Tilapia filets
2 TBS cilantro, chopped
1 lime (juice only)
salt, to taste
1 cup lettuce, shredded

Chipotle Cream Sauce
2 TBS prepared Chipotle salsa (we just used regular salsa - because it was what we had on hand)
1/4 cup sour cream

Evenly combine ingredients for Chipotle Salsa, reserve in refrigerator. Toss together 1 1/2 tsp, Mexican seasoning, garlic and Tilapia filets. Heat remaining oil in a large non-stick pan over high heat. Place seasoned filets in pan. Cook 2 minutes on each side. Remove cooked filets and place in a small bowl. Add cilantro, lime juice and salt, mixing and breaking the fish into chunks. Heat tortillas per package instructions and place on clean work surface. Top each tortilla with 1/4 cup lettuce, 1/4 of tilapia mixture and 2 tsp of Chipotle Cream Sauce. Fold each tortilla in half (taco style) and serve.

The recipe says it serves 4 (it makes 4 tacos) but everyone in our family ate at least 2 tacos. So, the amounts given here would only feed two in our house.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Check Out This Post...

This is a great post. You should really go read it! Thanks Mudblossom!