Photos, Fish, and...Finally!

Here are the photos I promised on Monday of our family with Sam. Click here for the story if you missed it. These pictures were taken Sunday after lunch. Last night we got to have one last dinner with our new friend from Hawaii before he heads home this weekend. He is such a joy and we will sorely miss him.

Our quirky family decided that since we ate our first Sunday lunch with Sam at Carl's Jr., we should eat our last lunch with him there as well.

And here are some photos of my new favorite recipe. Tuesday night I got adventurous and tried out a new recipe. I'd never made fish tacos before, but my husband loves them and I thought I'd give it a try. But I didn't want to make some sorry excuse for a fish taco. I wanted something really good and authentic. James is quick to criticize lousy knock-offs when he's had a bad fish taco, so I wanted to get mine right.

I hit the jackpot! So here's the recipe:

Fish Tacos:

1 lb. thin fish fillets (I used Tilapia)
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp. vegetable oil

2 cups shredded lettuce
1 diced avocado
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 chopped green onions (all of onion)
juice of one lime
2 tsp olive oil

8 warmed corn tortillas or taco shells
chopped tomato (optional)
finely grated cheese (optional)
salsa (optional)

Coat each fillet with some kosher salt and cumin. Heat 2 tsp oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add fish; cook 5-7 minutes, turning once, until just cooked through, tender and flaky.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss 2 cups shredded lettuce, 1 diced avocado, 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, 2 chopped green onions, juice of one lime and 2 tsp olive oil.

Remove cooked fish to a plate with paper towels and break into chunks. Fill 8 warmed taco shells with fish, lettuce mixture and tomato and cheese, if desired. Also top with salsa if you'd like, but there's plenty of flavor without it. Enjoy!

And Finally!

Look what the UPS guy brought me yesterday!

It's my new book!

I'm so excited I can't stand it! I'll post more about it tomorrow and you'll want to check back in within the next few days for that post because it will definitely include a "Give-Away!"

But for now, I'm just relieved that it's ready and I'll be teaching the pilot class of it this fall! Yippee!

Have a great day!

PS - If you just can't wait another day and must order your copy of my 6-week Bible study now, here's the link where you can order it from the publisher. I know you're all chomping at the bit! He, he!

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