By 6pm I am barely awake and lack the energy to make dinner let alone come up with new ideas and write them all down.
Do I feel guilty.
I haven't let the family starve, although there may have been more take out and pre prepped grocery store meals consumed in the last month or two.
I sense a shift however.
At least I'm hoping!! They say in the second trimester you regain energy.
Oh wait...did you just read that right?
Sure did....we're expecting!!
Little Ugh (who's nearly 15) wont be the Little Ugh anymore...well maybe, hopefully I can expand the palate of our newest member and they wont have the "ughhh's" but I'm sure I will have to wait for those days.
So that's our news, that's why I've been MIA for a while, and this is why you'll likely find all of my favorite things being shared on the Facebook page. Anything that makes me drool is going up - I have a whack load of talented food blogging friends who keep me mentally full every day!
There's been no unique cravings, that I'm aware of anyway, or major food aversions (other than the ones I previously had) but I have been keenly aware that my sense of smell is helping me in the kitchen when creating dishes I wont be eating!
Like last nights dinner.
I don't eat anything that comes from the water. Don't get me wrong, I have tried most although there are things I refuse to even put near my mouth - escargots, squid, raw fish to name a few.
But the boys love it and if it was up to me there wouldn't be a trace in the kitchen.
So I made them a fishy dinner.
A sweet and slightly spicy tilapia!
This is super easy, a few ingredients at most and the best part is they are all wrapped up in parchment when baked so clean up is a breeze :)
I'm listening to: Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
Sweet n Spicy Orange Tilapia
1 1/2 tbsp. chili garlic sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. dried ginger (you could use fresh, I didn't have any)
salt and fresh cracked pepper
In a bowl combine the juice of 1 orange, garlic chili sauce, garlic and cayenne.
Get 2 pieces of parchment squares ready - large enough to create packages with your fillets.
Season the fish with salt and pepper and ginger on both sides.
Place each piece on the parchment pour half of the sauce on each - flip to coat.
Remove the flesh of the orange (or whats left of it) and add on top of the fish.
Fold packages creating a sealed product and place on a baking sheet.
Bake in a preheated 350F for about 12 minutes (or until white and flaky)
BE CAREFUL when opening the parcels - steam hurts!!
We served steamed broccoli and rice along side.