Sunday, July 18, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up...and a Recipe

Tomorrow this time I'll be back in the thick of things from a "busy" perspective, but this weekend....this weekend has been glorious. I never did get to the Piggly Wiggly yesterday, but talked Hank into stopping for me when he ran to town to share some of the bounty from our fig tree with Tom and Ann. I did a little recipe experimentation last night...pan fried tilapia with squash salsa. It's a keeper.

Just dice up a couple of squash, a couple of zucchini, a purple onion, a large bell pepper, and sautee' it in olive oil and some Cavender's seasoning for three or four minutes. Let it cool, then mix in about two tablespoons of chopped basil and four or five tablespoons of red wine vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste. Dredge the fish (you can also use catfish or trout) in Martha White cornbread mix (the one in the tradition of the old Ballard cornbread mix) and pan fry in olive oil. Put the salsa over the fish to serve. I think that stone ground grits...lots of butter and cheese if you want...are the way to go as a side. YUM!

Here are a few photos of what others at our house were doing on Saturday afternoon...


  1. Love the photos of the cat under the cooler and the dog on the floater....TOO CUTE!!

  2. The fish & squash salsa sound so good to me! The photos are great ~ and yes, it appears as though teens must have their cell phones in hand 24/ least my grandkids do! :-)

    Try to stay cool ~

  3. yum on the recipe...and how precious is Precious on that float! I have never had a dog that would have laid on a float! lol! That is sweet!

  4. With the heat...and humidity...we continue to have, I too would be like the cat and dog!! Trying to get some coolness anyway I could!!


  5. Yum! on the recipe! I'll have to try that...and it sounds like you had just the weekend you needed before the week ahead...good luck with the opening of the school this week...

  6. The recipe sounds wonderful.

    I'm not ready to even think about setting up my classroom ~ I just left it.

    The dog on the float is too funny. Our bulldog would surly sink to the bottom.

    Have a great week ~


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