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
- 5 cloves garlic, minced & divided
- 2 large tilapia, filleted and cut into portions
- 2 cans petite diced tomatoes
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 bag baby spinach
- 6 – 8 leaves fresh basil
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Salt and pepper both sides of fish.
- Heat oil in pan on medium heat. Add 3 cloves of garlic, sautéing 5 minutes or until tender.
- Add fish, cook 3 minutes each side. Remove. Add tomatoes, stirring until boiling.
- Add spinach 1 handful at a time until wilted, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add in remaining minced garlic and basil, cut to small flakes, stirring 3 minutes.
- Add cream and stir. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
- Lower heat and simmer about 10 minutes and serve over pasta.
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!
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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