Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Goin' Shopping

Yay! We got a BIG CHECK today. Probably shouldn't blog about it, but I am just so happy our house sold. Now, we can blow it, or use it for a new house. It is looking like we are never going to find a house we both like. House hunting is just not as fun as I thought it would be.

In other news, I just about dropped James today. I was trying to put him in the ergo for a walk at a park in the back carry position. The problem with the ergo, there are just so many straps and one got twisted. He flipped backwards. I caught him but over corrected. We both ended up on the ground. He was crying, but then he laughed at me so I guess he is ok. I just felt HORRIBLE. I used the front carry position to switch to the back after that. Much better.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Fish Tacos

"I love living in a small town. Sure, it pisses me off some when I really want a fish taco, but other than that it is great." - J Neal

I really miss Berryhill. They had the best fish tacos, and I swore I would never eat such a thing. I saw these in a recent issue of Everyday with Rachel Ray and tried them tonight. The fish wasn't as good as Berryhill, but it was crunchy, not greasy. I just added some lime juice to the sour cream and more cilantro. The real hit was the cabbage. My dad and DH did not understand it was suppose to be for the tacos. They kept eating it out of the bowl. I see some taco slaw in my future.

Baja Fish TacosTerri TsangFrom Every Day with Rachael RayFebruary 2007
FOUR SERVINGSPrep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 20 min
2 cups shredded red cabbage
1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons red salsa
1/3 cup sour cream
2 cups cornmeal
3 large eggs
1 pound cod, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices
Vegetable oil, for frying
Eight 6-inch soft corn tortillas
1. In a medium bowl, toss the cabbage, cilantro, 1/4 cup salsa and salt to taste. In a small bowl, stir together the sour cream and remaining 3 tablespoons salsa. Set both aside.
2. In a shallow dish, whisk together the cornmeal and 1 tablespoon salt. In another shallow dish, beat the eggs with a fork. Coat the fish slices in the cornmeal, then in the egg, then in the cornmeal again, and place on a plate.
3. In a medium cast-iron or other heavy skillet, pour the oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches and heat over medium heat until the surface ripples, about 2 minutes. Add about a third of the fish slices to the skillet and cook, turning once, until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel-lined plate. Repeat with the remaining fish slices.
4. In a large skillet, warm the tortillas on both sides over high heat. Spread about 1 teaspoon sour cream sauce on a tortilla, then top with a few pieces fish and heaping spoonful of the slaw and fold over. Repeat with the remaining tacos.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Beautiful Day!!!

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I am pretty sure that I should be doing something productive, but DS is sleeping and it is such a nice day...I just read the paper on the deck. Good times.

It feels like a good day. We have been going back and forth on some houses. None of them felt right and have started to reconsider ones that we have ruled out for one reason or another. Just got the call, the ugly fixer upper has had an offer on it. Well, good for them. We were looking for a sign and this just might be it. Anyways, the house we are now excited about was ruled out because it only has 3 bedrooms, is far from where DH works, and is pricey. Other than that, it is the perfect house. Now, we were conisdering buying an ok house that was blue just because it was a little closer. Seems kind of silly at this point.

Did I mention it has a gas stove...HEAVEN!!

I might start letting DH post here. My blogs are kind of boring so I think it would help spice things up. He won't like the layout, so expect a change. To be honest, it is not my favorite either. I am too lazy to figure out something else.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I'm a single mom

So, DH left today for Dallas to get us moved out of the house. He won't be back until Sunday, which is 6 whole days from now. I know I am living with my parents and all, but geez, that is a lot time to go without a daddy. It is a little scary. James has just been so hard to deal with lately, so squirmy and fussy, and it is not like he is sleeping through the night.

The good news is that I don't have to deal with movers and packers...ha!

Monday, February 12, 2007


Ok, he isn't really napping, but he should be.

Anyways, today's topic is STANDOFF. First of all, it is a great show on FOX. It used to be on tuesday nights, but hasn't been on lately. Thanks American Idol. Anyways, it is a very good show, better than "Friday Night Lights" and way better than "Heros". There is no way that can keep up the orginal story lines, but for now, very good show.

The standoff that I do want to talk about involves my cat, Gilbert, and the cat across the street, Lolita. Lolita is a very smart and active cat, the first cat that I have ever come across that rivals Gilbert. This was her area and she would just wander down every once in awhile and enjoy the view. I believe she is an outdoor cat. Then we moved in and she saw Gilbert inside and with a family. Now all she wants in the whole world is a house and a family of her very own. She decided she wants Gilbert's life. She wants in. Gilbert wants to chase critters and play outside. He wants out. Neither are willing to let the other into their world, but they want what the other has also.
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I wish we could take Lolita when we move out. I don't think that Gilbert would like that though.