Best of all I'll be staying with my dear friends Lin and Larry! They're like a big sister/brother to me and their lovely home will be a peaceful refuge from conference craziness. Does it get better than that?
This weekend was partially creative -- when I get the ATCs scanned that I did for some swaps and just for fun, I'll post them -- but that won't be today! And some knitting. A couple of DVDs preparing for next weekend's tap-dance-movie marathon. I wrapped up the day with "Northanger Abbey" -- part of "The Complete Jane Austen" on PBS' Masterpiece Classic. Really quite delightful and fun.
And, I made a wonderful fish dish, which along with an apple crisp made courtesy of Cousin Bonnie's great Christmas present -- a box of apple-related things from Cracker Barrell! -- was great.
Fast Fish Filets
Tilapia filets (I had three big ones; there was enough sauce for more; I'm not good on fish substitutions...cod, maybe?
Cook about 2-3 minutes per side in olive oil over the stove and remove from heat.
In a bit more oil saute:
3 cloves of garlic
1 T. capers (I have added to the original recipe, because I love capers)
handful of chopped kalamata olives (optional, but good)
Then add one small (14 oz) can of diced tomatoes. If they aren't pre-seasoned, add 1/2 t. each of basil, oregano and rosemary. I added extra anyway.
When tomatoes have warmed, put the fish back in, cover with tomatoes and just warm up.
Serve with rice (or whatever you like!).