Monday, May 25, 2015

Wasabi Ginger Potato Chip Encrusted Tilapia

About a month ago, John told me that I had to try Lay's Wasabi-Ginger chips. I wasn't too into the idea. Wasabi and ginger go with fish not on potato's right? Well I was wrong because wasabi and ginger go great on potato chips and on fish. And when you combine the two together you get a pretty fantastic dinner that makes wasabi-ginger potato chips way more than a snack food.

Wasabi Ginger Potato Chip Encrusted Tilapia

1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon wasabi (more if you like it spicier)
8 oz Lay's Wasabi Ginger Potato Chips crushed
2 Tilapia Filets

Preheat oven to 400
1. Combine mayonnaise and wasabi in a small bowl.
2. Coat the top each filet in the wasabi mayonnaise
3. Press the top of each filet into the crushed potato chips
4.  Bake for 15 minutes for thicker filets increase time to 20 minutes.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Rumchata Iced Coffee

Summer kicks off this weekend. Memorial Day weekend has always been a favorite time of year for me. Growing up in a resort town, this was the weekend that the town came to life. Friends returned and new memories were made. I never wanted to miss a moment of Memorial Day weekend.

I still feel that way though things have changed and you won't find me running around the boardwalk or bars of Sea Isle City, NJ. But I do try to get my fill of summer fun with BBQ's, beach time and the occasional cocktail or two.

This weekend I'm kicking off a summer cocktail series. Every Friday I will be featuring a cold, yummy beverage for these hot summer days.

This drink I came up with last weekend, when we were working on getting our pool ready for the summer. I wanted a drink but I definitely needed a caffeine pick me up. Luckily I had some Rumchata and Trader Joe's Cold Brew Coffee concentrate. If you have never had Trader Joe's Cold Brew Coffee concentrate, you are seriously missing out on the best iced coffee you can make at home. This coffee is full flavored and doesn't get that water down taste that many iced coffees have.

Rumchata Iced Coffee

Rumchata Iced Coffee

1/2 cup Trader Joe's Cold Brew Coffee concentrate
1/4 cup milk (you can also use half and half )
1/4 cup Rumchata

Put ice in a 16 oz glass, then combine ingredients in glass and stir.

Instantly you have a delicious, creamy iced coffee with just the hint of coconut. Perfect for a warm summer day or a summer time brunch.


Thursday, May 21, 2015

I am...

I am 33 years old. 
I wonder if it shows. 
I hear the sound of country music and a 4 year-old playing. 
I see the sun shining on fresh cut lawns and a blinking cursor. 
I want  to close this computer and go out in the sun. 

I am ready for summertime.
I pretend to be working but I'm just passing time on the internet.
I feel guilty: for working, for not being outside, for not being better or best.
I touch these keys. 
I worry about summer vacation and finding balance.
I cry easily but less than I used too. 

I am putting off work. 
I understand that I waste too much time. 
I say I will do better, but...
I dream about writing novels, quitting the day job and moving to Key West.
I try to stay motivated.
I hope everything
I am content and restless all in the same breath.