Basil Pesto Tilapia and Pasta

If you have a membership to Costco, get a box of frozen High Liner Seafood Basil Pesto Tilapia. It comes with multiple filets ready to bake.

For an easy meal, bake the fish for 10-13 minutes according to plan. Boil up some pasta and serve!

We like to mix it up!
Add Alfredo to the mix
Add veggies (frozen or freshly sauteed)
Mix up the noodles, we’ve used everything from spaghetti to multicolored pinwheels
For kids: shred the fish and mix in. Then add some Parmesan and serve!




Thank you Alice BBQ Chicken Sammies

My sister-in-law let me in on a secret for easy bbq sammies – I soon found this was not a secret, but just in case you too are not in the know – these are great!

You’ll need:
Chicken thighs: 6-8 (breasts are ok, but thighs shred better)
1 bottle bbq sauce

Throw the chicken (frozen or thawed) into the crock pot with the bottle of bbq sauce and cook on low (again my crock pot runs hot) for 3-4 hours. Don’t skimp on the bbq in the crock pot. It will keep your chicken moist.
Take the chicken out and shred with two forks.
Stir chicken into the sauce in the crock pot
Serve on hamburger buns with oven fries, salad or cole slaw!



Easy Fish Tacos

High Liner Seafoods makes a Tortilla Crusted Tilapia that can be bought in bulk at Costco, but we’ve also found the Sea Cuisines from the local grocery store is equally as good.

These delicious tacos only require baking the fish for 10-13 minutes, slicing and putting into tortillas with what ever accompaniments you might want.

We like to mix it up!
Serve like traditional tacos with onions, lettuce, salsa, sour cream and avocado/guacamole
Serve summer fish tacos with avocado, jicama, pineapple and thousand island



*Like easy meals with fish? Checkout my post on Basil Pesto Tilapia with pasta!

No Sew Tinkerbell Costume

When asked last year what my daughter wanted to be for Halloween, she replied: A Cow. (more on that in my Cow Costume in a Night post). This year she replied with one word. Tinkerbell.

It’s true, you can buy a Tink costume online or in any of those Halloween costume shops, but what fun is that!

I found a great tutorial on a new sew Tinkerbell doll dress from Kim over at The Kim Six Fix.

As Kim suggested, I adjusted it for my daughter, cutting 48in. strips (I bought 2 yards). I also used a Velcro strip at the top because I wanted to be sure it could be tightened to stay up. I considered using elastic, but happened to find Velcro in the exact color as my tulle – sticking with the new sew concept.

So call me conservative, but I didn’t want my daughter to wear a strapless dress quite yet, so I added ribbon to create a cap-sleeve effect.

Also, considering we live in Colorado and we are pretty much guaranteed snow on Halloween, I’ve bought a long-sleeved pink leotard to wear underneath. We already have some pink tights and/or pink leggings which will work nicely.

Living Large in the Middle,