Friday, August 31, 2012

MN State Fair!

This past Saturday we went to the MN State Fair with my mom and in laws!  It was so much fun!!  We had Kal, and it started to rain about 3.5 hours in, which was a good time to head out.  I could have stayed longer but most (ahem, husband) were itching to go :) 
She is totally people watching.  Totally my child.  And where better than the state fair???
First stop was to see the dogs!  Kal was in heaven.  She loves them all and was not thrilled when we walked out of that building...
Kal and Nana
we walked through this adorable kids area - Sister loved it!
riding the tractor!
sweet girl :)
those chubby arm rolls kill me.  I wish mine were that cute ;)
We went past the Harley area, girl was obsessed and got so excited when she saw the motorcycles, ha ha!
mini donuts.  need I say more...
looking at the 'moo moo's with Mimi! 
kind of hard to see, but we rode the giant slide!  She loved it and wanted to go again and again...
our attempt at a family picture.  J was less than enthused, K was pre melt down and I was waiting on getting cheese curds.  Just keeping it real.
Mimi keeping Kal entertained so mama could shovel down MORE food
annnddd she was done.  Good timing because that was when it started to rain!
one last treat.  Okay thats not true...I also got a salted nut roll on the way out!  It was yummy.  Thank goodness the fair only comes around 1x a year........

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fish Taco's!

If you follow me on twitter or instagram, you know I am a HUGE fan of my hubby's fish taco's.  I could eat them every night if he would be willing to make them ;)  part of it may be that he is cooking Ahem.
Anyways, there are many that asked for the recipe, so here it is!  It might seem a little overwhelming, but it is pretty simple.  And seriously, so good.  And healthy? (I tell myself) And cheap (bonus points!)

The recipe is adapted from a pampered chef cookbook I have - calls for chicken but easily works for fish! 
We use frozen tilapia that are in individual packets - easy and cheap.
 I'm sure you can use other fish and fresh fish, too. 

Here are the ingredients:
Tilapia/chicken breasts - we have done with Chicken, but I LOVE the fish!
2 egg whites
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup breadcrumbs (we use the Italian seasoned ones)
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp flour
Any other seasoning you'd want to add (Husband adds pepper and other spices for a little kick)

-mix the egg whites with the crushed garlic gloves in one bowl
-mix breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese in another bowl - this is where
we add extra seasoning.  IE - pepper, cajun seasoning, lemon pepper
(or fresh lemon)
- flour will be separate on plate/bowl

Coat the fish (or chicken) with flour (both sides) then dip in egg
mixture and then finally coat with the breadcrumbs and parm cheese

We have been cooking it on the grill, 5 minutes on each side on direct
heat (medium low heat).  Put the fish in foil, but you dont have to close it up, you can just flip the actual fish over after 5 mins. 
For chicken - bake on pan for 20-25 mins at 425
We use the small tortilla shells - and also cook them on the grill in foil for extra crispiness which really makes a difference for me.  So good.  Add your favorite taco fixings, and enjoy!
Hopefully I have everything here, let me know if you have any questions and ill ask my husband get back to you ;)  Happy eating!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Another catch up?

well, the title speaks for itself.  I feel like this is all Ill be doing until it gets cold here.  And by cold I mean 30 degrees.  Not the 60-70 degree days Ive been coveting recently.  I will definitely be enjoying those days.  Ahh Fall you need to get here soon!  Okay, back to the catch up....Here's a few things we have been up too:
 enjoying time with Uncle Chris before he goes back to college!  We however cannot wait for football to start, though!  (again, hurry up fall!)
 enjoying daddy's delicious fish taco's.  Seriously they are A-mazing.  I could eat them every day. 
 Enjoying birthday parties for sweet little girls who turned 2! 
 my sweet girl and I
 enjoying a Lime-A-Rita {or 2} when Kallers finally goes to bed....
 ....Oh wait, she came down after she was already in bed & asleep?  Awesome. Who wants to come sleep train Kal?  Well, its probably me who needs the training.....