Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pecan crusted tilopia Here is another one of my favorite recipes. If you do not like fish this is a good recipe to start with. I made this recipe up after I had gone to a resteraunt that had it as a special. Tilopia filets ( I make two for each person eating) Olive oil Grated Parmesan cheese Crushed pecans I start by pouring some oil in the bottom of a 9 by 13. Enough to cover the bottom. I then dip th fish in the oil. I combine equal parts of pecans and parmesan, I usually add 1/3 cup each for 5 filets. I then dredge the filets in the pecan mixture. Then back to the 9 by 13. I'd there is any left over pecan mixture then you can pour hat on top. Bake in the oven at 400 for about 20 minutes. Or until they are white and flaky. I like to serve this with mashed potatos and asparagus.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Flower Forrest Scarf

I have recently fallen in love with a yarn, well at least the colors of the yarn. The yarn is Amazing by Lion brand yarn.  Unfortunately I have to say that it is better suited for knitting. I won't scare you with any pictures of my horrible knitting skills, but I did come up with a pattern for crochet using the yarn. It is a simple scarf with some flower embellishments on the ends. The link to the pattern.

 I'm sorry I don't have the exact yardage that I used for the pattern. I have this bad habit of starting new projects with the leftover yarn before I've counted the yardage, but I can say that I used all of the first two balls and I had enough yarn left over of the third ball to knit two headbands.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Here is a quick thought, as I am trying to get everything done today. Mondays are my grocery shopping, laundry and cleaning the kitchen from not cleaning it yesterday days. I often hear people say they don't have enough time in the day to get everything done. I know I say it a lot too. The best advice I ever received from someone about time management was in the form of a question. "When you are waiting for things what are you doing?"
When you are waiting for something to heat up in the microwave are you standing there watching the microwave or are you cleaning the top of your stove? When you are waiting for the elevator are you just standing there staring at the elevator or are you checking your email on your phone? The main idea is that we have to be aware of what we are doing. When we are waiting for something we should be up and doing something. Before you know it all those little chores will be done, and you can actually have time to sit down and crochet while watching tv.