Raspberry Stuffed Lemon Cheesecake Cups

  Sweet little Peanut, Avery, has become my BEST kitchen helper lately.  She BEGGGGS me to cook something, so she can help.  Bread dough is her favorite by far, because she gets to play in the flour on the island … Continue reading

A Fish Dish Or Two for Lent

  Thanks for all your support and prayers, we are working hard to maintain a healthy, happy tone of the home, so Papa has a good life here on Earth for his remaining days.  The hardest part about watching a loved one decline, is not knowing WHEN they are going.  It’s like we are all tiptoeing around waiting for it to happen, yet avoiding that thought, so we can enjoy the here and now.

  I want him here with us, but not like this, so then I want him to go, but not really, because we will miss him.  It’s an emotional mess!  Anyhow, thank you.

On to the food, I am not cooking right now, there just isn’t time for much, so I am sharing a Fish Dish or two to help you be creative if you gave up meat for lent.  These both have been blogged before, so just click on the link to be taken to the original post.

  Cook Once, Eat Twice: Tilapia

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  First up is Parmesan Tilapia, night 2, Tilapia Corn & Potato Chowder. YUM!

Cilantro Salmon

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Eating fish does NOT have to be boring…..

~T

Fiesta Fish Wraps

  Lent starts today and I know a lot of you give up red meat, so today and tomorrow I am going to post some Fish recipes for you to try.  

  Last year I gave up sugar for lent and it was hard, but wonderful for me, and my Spiritual and Physical health!  Anytime I was craving sugar, I replaced it with prayer time.  I could tell when my craving hit, because daily I was praying a bit after lunch, and for sure after the kids went down and I’d have gotten a bowl of ice cream!

Eating Fish for Lent sure doesn’t have to be boring!  We take White Fish goes south of the border in these tasty Wraps!!!!  They were delicious!

Fiesta Fish Wraps

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Ingredients

FOR GUACAMOLE:

  • 2 whole Avocados (peeled, Pitted And Cubed)
  • ¼ cups Sour Cream
  • ¼ cups Salsa
  • 1 whole Jalapeno, Seeded And Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Onion, Diced Finely
  • 2 Tablespoons Cilantro, Snipped
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice, Divided

FOR CABBAGE SLAW:

  • 4 cups Angel Cabbage Shreds
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
  • Salt And Pepper

FOR FRIED FISH:

  • 2 pounds Of Your Favorite White Fish, We Did Striper
  • 2 cups Saltine Cracker Crumbs, Crushed Finely
  • 1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
  • ½ cups Milk
  • 1 whole Egg
  • Oil, For Frying
  • 6 whole Flatout Brand Flat Bread Wraps

Preparation Instructions

In a medium bowl, mash avocados, salsa, sour cream, jalapeno, red onion, cilantro and 3 T. lime juice. Season to taste and saran wrap bowl. Refrigerate until serving time.
In a large bowl, toss the cabbage with 2 T. lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.
Mix crushed crackers with season salt in one bowl. Mix milk and egg wash in another bowl. Prepare fish by cutting into 2 inch wide strips. Dip first in egg wash, then in crackers, coating both sides.
Heat oil in a large skillet and pan fry each fillet until golden brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels and keep warm until serving time.
To assemble: Spread a dollop of guacamole on your flat bread. Top with fish filet and slaw.
Enjoy!

~T

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{Embrace} Infidelity: A Guest Post At Marathon Mom

  Writing from my heart at Marathon Mom today, our monthly theme was Embrace.

The hardest thing I have had to “Embrace”?

Infidelity.

Not just embrace it, but accept into my arms as a part of my love story.  Not just to survive it, but thrive in SPITE of it.

  I will never stop talking about what God did in my marriage. 

  People hate that.  They do.  They think it means I haven’t moved on.  That I haven’t forgiven Dale.  That I keep running back to the past and throwing it in his face.

No. 

  If you think that is my purpose of talking about our story, then you are totally missing the point.

Talking about our struggles only points the way to a God who uses our brokenness.  

To stop talking, is to stop pointing a hurting world, to HIM. 

Do you know the triumph of coming face to face with the devil, and instead of cowering, spitting in that stupid jerks face?

  Do you see the beauty of kicking aside the heap of rubble, of a dream he destroyed, and finding a still firm foundation of Christ Jesus underneath it all?

  Do you know the Victory of defeating a plan the devil himself dreamed up to end your marriage and destroy your family?

I do.

You better believe I was shaking in my boots.  That my fight or flight reaction screamed, “FLIGHT, FLIGHT! Run away, start over, lick your wounds in the darkness, no one can know this awful truth…..”

I am proud to say we made it.  That FIGHT won out over flight.

And now?

Is that it is our privilege and honor to shout to the World:

With Christ we cannot be defeated!!!!!!

    We wear our story, our “War Wounds”, our marriage limp, as a badge of honor.
A symbol of Victory, glimmering and shining for all the World to see that in Christ, all things are possible.

  “Other people are going to find healing in your wounds. Your greatest life messages and your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts.” Rick Warren

Come see me!

 ~T

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“Other people are going to find healing in your wounds. Your greatest life messages and your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts.”
Rick Warren