Today was supposed to be a cross training day. Technically my training schedule calls for Tuesdays and Thursdays to be rest days throughout my training, but I decided to make one a rest day and one a XT day each week. I prefer Tuesdays, so that I can use Thursday as a rest day before long runs. However, today I was having one of those days where all you want to do is curl up on a ball on the couch. Since my dad reads my blog, I’ll leave it at that, but you know what I mean. So I opted for a rest day. Instead, I will tell you about the dinner I fixed this evening. Be forewarned, I am not very good at photographing food.
This evening I made Parmesan-crusted Tilapia, pan-seared veggies, and French fries for dinner. This is the same dinner I fixed on Friday night when we were camping
, except tortellini instead of fries. I liked it so much that I decided to fix it again tonight, since we had leftover squash and peppers. My dad is probably wondering who I am right now, since traditionally I don’t eat fish…. Or squash…. Or peppers. But I really like this dinner, especially for summer time.
Usually I don’t share recipes on the blog, because that’s not really my thing, but I am going to share my recipe for the Parmesan-crusted Tilapia. I’m not sure if it counts as my recipe, since I pretty much looked at 5 different recipes for tilapia and just took what I liked from each of them.
Crushed Ritz Crackers
3/4 C grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoon Paprika
1 Tablespoon parsley flakes
4 Tilapia filets
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
2. In a bowl, combine Ritz, cheese, Paprika, and parsley
3. Drizzle tilapia with olive oil, then coat in Ritz mixture
4. Place filets on foil-lined baking sheet, season with pepper
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until fish is opaque and the internal temperature is at least 145 degrees F
6. Serve with lemon wedges
The fresh juice squeezed from a lemon wedge really makes the veggies and the fish. So if you’re going to try this recipe, I recommend not skipping that part. Funny enough- I forgot to put lemon on mine until halfway through dinner.
Randomness from my day today: I was sitting at a rest area off of the highway in my car at work today, typing a report. There was this rest area attendant walking around sweeping trash along the sidewalk. He made direct eye contact with me and then proceeded to walk a tight circle all the way around my car, while looking at the ground seemingly to sweep up any trash. Then he got back on the sidewalk and kept working his way down. He didn’t do that with any of the other parked cars around me. How bizarre.
Oh and you remember all of the bird eggs I have in my hanging flower baskets right now? Well I happened to go out to water them last night right as some of the eggs in one of the baskets were hatching! Say hello to Spiky and Spiky #2.
Do you have a favorite summertime meal? What is it?
Are there foods you wouldn’t touch as a kid that you like now?
Tell me something random/strange/bizarre from your day.