Monday, February 10, 2014

Virtual Running Date No. 41: FISH and Fashion

If this were a virtual running date, I would apologize that I didn't take pictures of all the cute little clothes I bought for baby girl over the weekend. My friends and I had a WONDERFUL time in the Wisconsin Dells at the Wilderness Resort. Seriously, if you go to the Dells, just go there. It usually has the best prices and it has an indoor water park with a "solar dome" or something like that where you can sit with your feet at the edge of the wave pool and pretend you're on the beach. Also, if you're not prego, you could probably order one of those margaritas the size of your head, too!

Note: I am in no way being paid to talk about the Wilderness Resort. I just really love it there.

We went shopping at the outlet mall and it was so much fun! I got two sweaters, a wrap dress and a pair of earrings for me (less than $30!), two pairs of pants for Steve and a bunch of baby clothes on clearance/sale. Oh the snuggly little outfits! SO CUTE!

It was so nice to just be with the girls and feel refreshed with good talks and helping each other solve problems like "What to do with toddlers to prevent feeling stuck inside in nasty weather?" or "What are some good ways we can think of to 'date' our husbands?" or "What are some new recipes we can mix in our with the usuals?" You want to solve problems? You put a bunch of ladies together, and we will figure it out. Or we will know how to research it. (One lady, Hi Susan, is a librarian at a university. She can find you stuff. Also, there's Pinterest, and we all know how to use it!)

Last night, I was blessed to come home and here Steve had worked on organizing the "crap room" in the basement, bought and installed a new mailbox, and has practically found us a new vehicle to replace his two-door truck. He was a busy man! Busy man needs a great dinner, right?

I found this recipe "The Very Best Fish Recipe Ever" on the blog Living Well Spending Less, and since it's a non-breaded fish, I thought I'd try it. We ate it with green beans and some stuffing, and I had a glass of milk - easy carb counting!

You can find the link to the recipe above. Of course, I didn't have all the exact ingredients, but what I did have tasted wonderful. You can either follow the link above or my version below. Steve said that this was the best non-breaded fish he's ever had, and he's kind of picky about his fish. This is definitely a "keeper".

Best Fish Recipe
4 fish fillets (1-2 pounds) - I used tilapia (prego safe fish)
3 slices of mozzarella cheese, crumbled
1/3 butter (you could probably use less)
1/4 cup mayo (the real stuff, not Miracle Whip)
1/2 onion, diced
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tsp dill
2 healthy dashes of Tabasco sauce (ok, it was more like 3)

Preheat the oven broiler. Grease the baking pan. I used a 9x13 Pyrex dish. Place the fish fillets in the dish so it's one layer. A little overlap is fine. Broil for 8 minutes or until the fish flakes. While that's in the broiler, mix all the other ingredients in a bowl.

Doesn't look like much yet...
When the fish is ready, put a layer of the spread over the top and broil for another 2-3 minutes. Serve up and enjoy!
Still looks like a blob (on the right), but tasted SO GOOD!

Serving suggestion: I don't think I either used enough fish or if this recipe could have done without the cheese. I think I'll skip the cheese next time or possibly just use the correct cheese. That would likely help.


  1. Hey rock star! Just wanted to stop by your blog and say hello! Love the fish recipe...and love the Downton Abbey Cooks blog on your sidebar!

    Happy day friend!

    1. Thanks Karianne! I'm contemplating making this again next week, but not using any cheese. I know, I know. I'm from Wisconsin and I'm not going to use cheese...
      Downton Abbey Cooks is a wonderful blog!