The beginnings of a vacation week! We are doing a whole lot of nothing so far. I had my wisdom teeth pulled last wednesday and have been laying pretty low. Hopefully in a couple days it will get more exciting around here. I am up for jury duty wednesday, now that could be exciting. But I really am hopeful that my number won't get called and I won't have to go in. We were super busy the past few weeks and then my teeth got pulled and suddenly I was doing NOTHING and laying on the couch. Abrubt changes can mess me up. :) I feel unprepared for the nothing that is going on right now. I am sure this doesn't make much sense since its starting to not make sense to me either.

Ryan started t-ball this year. Everybody plays, everybody wins, everybody is happy in t-ball.
Thought I would share a pic of a very happy t-ball boy.

Brooke is playing softball again too. She wasn't sure if she wanted to again but is glad she did. From being afraid of catching a fly ball last year to getting 3 outs at first last saturday at a practice game, it sure is fun to see her conquer any fears of a softball.

And we have 5 weeks left of school after this week. I am really looking forward to this summer. We don't have any big plans but then again we don't usually make them to far ahead.

Enjoy your week and dwelling on the blessings of a RISEN SAVIOR! OUR GOD, He is Alive!

Tilapia with Jasmine Rice

This recipe is a hit at our house! And if you have never tried jasmine rice, you should! It has a sweet appealing flavor that we have come to love! I doubled this recipe for our family and it was plenty. The filets I buy at Costco are pretty big so 4 filets was enough for us. We don't usually do leftover fish but Doug did finish the small leftover 1/2 as a fish taco the next day and said it was good! We are also big fans of marinating chicken in Italian salad dressing and grilling it so I knew everything in this recipe would work for us. The best part? Dinner was on the table in no time and without much effort on my part. This is all the bigger the pic would get from tasteofhome.com/healthycooking. :)

3/4 c. water
1/2 c. uncooked jasmine rice
1 1/2 t. butter
1/4 t. ground cumin
1/4 t. seafood seasoning (optional, if you have it in your spice cupboard)
1/4 t. pepper
1/8 t. salt
2 tilapia filets
1/4 c. prepared fat-free Italian salad dressing (this is supposed to be a healthy dish but you don't have to use fat free and we think the packets you mix yourself taste better than buying the dressing already mixed)

1. In a large saucepan, bring the water, rice & butter to a boil. Reduce heat; cover & simmer for 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. (you can just prepare jasmine rice according to package)

2. Combine the seasonings; sprinkle over the fillets. Place salad dressing in a large skillet; cook over medium heat until heated through. Add fish; cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with rice.