Friday, June 4, 2010

Cajun Baked Catfish

2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons paprika (I had chili powder, so I used that and it was great!)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (I omitted this.)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 (8 ounce) fillets catfish

(I always threw in a little Tony's and Jane's Krazy Salt!)


In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; brush over both sides of fish.

Place fish in a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10-13 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Your kitchen will smell so good while it's cooking!

I served it with sweet potato fries, corn, and spinach salad. (Don't you love my expensive china?! We are real fancy around here!)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Restaurant Style Margaritas

1 Can Frozen Limeade
Triple Sec
1 Bottle of beer (I used Blue Moon, but you can use whatever kind you prefer.)

Add Limeade to blender. Using the empty limeade can fill it with 2/3 tequila and 1/3 triple sec. Add to blender. Add LOTS of ice. Blend to desired consistency.
AFTER you have blended it, add the bottle of beer. DO NOT blend after you have added the beer. It will be a mess.
Now, you are ready to enjoy! Pour them into salt rimmed glasses and you will smile!

Recipe from Meg at Whatever

Oven Baked Chicken & Bacon Shish Kebabs

ALL CREDIT for this recipe goes to Annalee.

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
veggies of your choice (I used bell pepper, squash, tomatoes, red onion, mushrooms, and pineapple)
1 package bacon (I used turkey bacon)
2/3 C brown sugar (I used Splenda brown sugar)
2 Tbs chili powder

preheat oven to 350 degrees.
cut chicken into bite-sized chunks.
cut bacon strips in half.
wrap the bacon around the chicken and put on skewers.
alternate with veggie chunks (tossed lightly with olive oil, pepper and salt).
mix the brown sugar and chili powder.
sprinkle the mixture generously over skewers with the mixture and place in pan.
bake for 30-35 minutes.

I served the shish kebabs with saffron rice and restaurant style margaritas.

Weekly Meal Plan

I used to be so good about making weekly meal plans, but I started slacking off. So, now that I'm on summer break, I am going to be good again and start planning. I'll share the recipes from the week as I make them!

Monday (Memorial Day)- Oven Baked Shish Kebabs with saffron rice and restaurant style frozen margaritas

Tuesday- Leftover shish kebabs and saffron rice

Wednesday- Easy Baked Tilapia and vegetables and spinach salad

Thursday- Cajun Baked Catfish with Sweet Potato Fries and Snow Peas and spinach salad

Friday- Out to eat

Saturday- Caribbean Jerk Salmon with Sweet Potato Fries and Asparagus and spinach salad

Sunday- Turkey Burger Hobo Dinners