Blizzard 2013....

As you can see from the above and below pictures, we got hit with a blizzard as did the rest of the east coast. We didn't get hit nearly as hard as Long Island, CT, and the rest of the east coast, but we definitely got quite a bit of snow! Tyler was in Vegas for a 7 on 7 rugby tournament and missed the whole storm (payback from my trip to India and missing Hurricane Sandy!). I hunkered down with the largest slice of pizza ever and used the time to get caught up on my inbox - I know, real exciting Friday night!

I spent Saturday with one of my best friends, which was SO nice :) We grabbed lunched, shopped, and of course made a trip to Paper Source so I could pick up supplies for my Valentine's cards. I had a great Sunday with a nice trip to the gym, coffee with a friend from college, grocery shopping, crafting and watching Becoming Jane...I'm literally an old lady, but I love it! And of course, the Grammy's were on, which I love :)

In other news....I've been trying lots of new recipes! The pictures aren't that great and don't do the food justice, but trust me, they're pretty delicious!
Chicken Stuffed with Red Pepper, Mozzarella, and Pesto
*This is my new favorite dish....it was SO delicious!

Ingredients
  • 2 chicken filets
  • 4 tablespoons of pesto
  • 1 red pepper sliced (you could use a jar of roasted red peppers)
  • 1 small ball of mozzarella cheese
  • Toothpicks
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lay chicken filets flat and spread 2 tablespoons of pesto on each filet. Layer mozzarella cheese and red peppers on top. 
  3. Roll filets up and secure with toothpicks.
  4. Bake for approximately 20 minutes.

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Veggie Israeli Couscous with Feta Cheese
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. tilapia
  • 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup of panko 
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup Israeli Couscous cooked
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 red pepper
Directions
  1. Cut up all veggies into small pieces, sprinkle with a little olive and cook in a medium frying pan until softened. Once cooked, mix with the Israeli couscous and stir in feta cheese.
  2. In a bowl, mix the panko, parmesan cheese, and paprika.
  3. Using a medium frying pan, drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the pan. Place tilapia in the pan and drizzle remaining tablespoon over the filet. 
  4. Next, coat with panko mixture on both sides and cook for approximately 3-4 minutes on each side. Squeeze lemon over tilapia before serving.
Mediterranean Turkey Meatloaves - This was so flavorful and delicious!
*I adapted this recipe from one of my favorite blogs, Iowa Eats.

Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese + more for sprinkling on top
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 1 red pepper diced + more for serving
  • 1/2 cucumber diced into pieces
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons roasted garlic hummus + some to serve with the meatloaves 
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix ground turkey, egg, panko, parsley, red pepper, feta, and garlic together.
  3. Make 4 small meatloaves and place on greased baking sheet. Top each with 1 tablespoon of hummus. 
  4. Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Serve with tomatoes, diced cucumbers and red peppers, feta cheese and 1 tablespoon of hummus (optional).



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