Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Super Mommies To The Rescue!!

This week is rather busy in our and everyone else's household that I've spoken to this week. So I feel like I really have to have my Super Mom cape on this week, I might even dress as Super Mom on Thursday just because I feel like the part is so fitting this week.
Allow yourselves to walk in my shoes for just a quick little second. This week we have the following:
Let me just mention that I am essentially doing two full time jobs this week as one of my co-workers is out of town on vacation.
Today was field trip day with my little one at the Botanic Gardens here in Memphis. We had a fun time.
Tomorrow is the big Saint Parade at my little one's school. This is one of their big projects that they do this year. They pick a Saint and make a doll, write a report, and dress up as the Saint to parade around school. It will be fun for sure! B picked Saint Scholastica as her Saint.
Thursday of course is Halloween and this is the day that I had to bow out of all school activities. B has a Halloween party in class, reading awards, and we are going to a party for Halloween that evening too.
Friday she is spending the day with my Mom as she is out of school. She is also going over to spend the night at my Dad and Stepmother's house for a big photo session on Saturday. Meanwhile, Mommy is going out with R for some much needed relaxation with the best 80's bands in Memphis.
Thank goodness for all those that help us out! It certainly takes a village for sure!!
What about everyone else? What does your work/life week look like? What do you do to calm down your life when it seems to get out of control?

Monday, October 28, 2013

Quick Fix Dinners: Parmesean Crusted Tilapia with Creamy Garlic Pasta

Happy Monday friends!! I fixed the most delicious dinner last night and after a few requests via Facebook this morning I'm going to share it with you here so you'll always have a link reference to the recipe. First let's start with the Parmesan Crusted Tilapia.... What You Will Need: 4 Tilapia Filets (Defrosted) 1/4 Cup of Parmesan Cheese 1/8 Cup of Butter 2 Tblspoons of Mayo 1 Tablespoon of Fresh Lemon Juice 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of dill Salt and Pepper to taste How to Cook: Turn broiler on high - place tilapia filets in a foil lined pan While broiler is heating mix all the ingredients above except tilapia together in a small bowl - set aside Place tilapia filets in oven for 3 minutes Take tilapia filets out of oven, flip over, and pour mixture on the un-cooked side Place back in over for 3-4 more minutes Done!! Now for the Creamy Garlic Pasta Ingredients: 4 clove garlic, minced 2 Tbsp butter 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 3 c chicken stock 1/2 lb spaghetti or angel hair pasta, uncooked 1 c parmesan cheese, grated 3/4 c heavy cream How to Cook: In a pot, bring the olive oil to medium-low heat. Add the garlic and stir, allowing it to cook for 1-2 minutes. Mix in the butter until melted. Add the salt, pepper and chicken stock. Raise the heat to high and let it come to a boil. Once it is at a rolling boil, add the pasta and cook for as long as the box’s directions indicate. Reduce the stove to medium heat and mix in the parmesan until completely melted. Turn off the heat and stir in the cream and parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy and let me know how it turned out for you!! :)