Delicious tilapia is paired with tomato, basil, cream and spinach pairing perfectly with pasta.

Mouth Watering Tilapia Tomato Basil Florentine

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Wonderfully Tasty tilapia tomato basil spinach sauce. Served over pasta it is an excellent meal.

Time for Shoes

This was tax return weekend for us, and we had a blast. We all loaded up and went to the mall for a shoe shopping spree. Rack Room has buy one get one half off, so that’s what we did. Hubby Dave is the only one that didn’t get shoes, as that would have been an uneven number and not worth not getting the savings. So, he will get his this week. His favorites… Nike black sandals. With the black check. NOT the white check. (And he is absolutely serious! Lol. )

However, 6 pairs for $175; I thought was really good. Gloriana and I got Converse, the boys got Sketchers Game shoes (like LITERALLY there is a video game built into them.)(I know!) Grayce grabbed some Van’s, and Jaylin some Twinkle Toes. I thought that wasn’t too bad, average of just under $30 each pair for good shoes.

Our shopping trip included lunch at everyone’s favorite… (Taco Bell, Subway, Sbarro, Little Greek, and Bourbon Street). Yay, food court! Then they took a ride on the carousel followed by a stop at the candy store.

It was a great day, lots of memories. I logged over 12,000 steps yesterday alone, and my legs are killing me today!

Menu Plan Monday

Now we’ve arrived at the start of a new week, and you know what that means…. Menu Plan Monday! If you’re new to this, head over to I’m an Organization Junkie’s website and follow along. You get some really amazing ideas for recipes to try out!!

This is starting to be my favorite part of the week, planning the meals. I love letting the kids help out by picking, but I really can’t eat pizza every single week.

Today I want to share this recipe for what we had on Friday. It was fantastic, and I am quite proud of it. I hope you love it.

Monday: Steak, baked potatoes

Tuesday – Chicken Corn Chowda

Wednesday – nachos

Thursday – Braised chicken and veg

Friday – Mama’s Shrimp in Beer

Saturday – Shephards Pie

Sunday -Turkey Dinner

Tilapia Tomato Basil Florentine

Wonderfully Tasty tilapia tomato basil spinach sauce. Served over pasta it is an excellent meal.

Tilapia Tomato Basil Florentine
Serves 6
A wonderfully tasty sauce that works well with tilapia, but could also be used with chicken or on it's own over pasta.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 5 cloves garlic, minced & divided
  2. 2 large tilapia, filleted and cut into portions
  3. 2 cans petite diced tomatoes
  4. 1 cup heavy cream
  5. 1 bag baby spinach
  6. 6 – 8 leaves fresh basil
  7. Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Salt and pepper both sides of fish.
  2. Heat oil in pan on medium heat. Add 3 cloves of garlic, sautéing 5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add fish, cook 3 minutes each side. Remove. Add tomatoes, stirring until boiling.
  4. Add spinach 1 handful at a time until wilted, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add in remaining minced garlic and basil, cut to small flakes, stirring 3 minutes.
  6. Add cream and stir. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
  7. Lower heat and simmer about 10 minutes and serve over pasta.
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We went to the local Chinese market and chose 2 large, live tilapia. They killed and gutted them, we filleted them. Those 2 fish fed all 7 of us nicely. It was SO so so good!

Wonderfully tasty tilapia tomato basil spinach sauce. Served over pasta it is an excellent meal.

Give this recipe a try. I’m not really a fish person, but this came out wonderfully. This tilapia tomato basil Florentine sauce would be great with chicken, or even on it’s own over pasta.

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