Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday Madness: Catching Up

It's been a busy few days so I'm going to catch up on some daily outfits and meals...

Wrap top: Charotte Russe ~ white tank: Old Navy ~ pencil skirt: Old Navy ~ grey heels: Target ~ pearls: gifted from Aunt Mae
Last Friday
Sleeveless mesh top: Anthropologie ~ 3 tier skirt: Target ~ nude peep toes: DSW ~ necklace: gifted from Lynette

Last Thursday
green dress: Target ~ pink/orange/red scarf: Old Navy ~ nude peeps: DSW
My Meals
Asian Tilapia with Brown Jasmine Rice

I had a long workout today and I knew I wouldn't be in the mood to cook. My hubby took the initiative to make me a wonderful dinner tonight. This is something I grew up eating and one of my favorite dishes. When my husband and I were dating I made this for him one night. He loved it so much that he started making it every Thurs night (when I would come over for dinner). We called it Thursday Night Special (aka TNS). It's a simple tilapia fillet steamed. Then a lite soy sauce is poured on the fish. While the fish marinates, pour about a 1/4 c olive oil to a pan and add chopped green onion. Once the green onions start breaking down, pour the oil and onions onto the fish. It's best when served with jasmine rice. I found some brown jasmine rice and it is awesome. If you hate the taste of regular brown rice, try jasmine brown rice. It has the same wonderful flavor as the regular jasmine rice. Delicious! I'm sorry I didn't type out the full recipe. Most of the time I don't measure when making this. If you'd like the recipe, shoot me an e-mail. I'll get some solid measurements down.

Tex-Mex Mac n' Cheese

Who doesn't love mac n' cheese??? We had a local grocery store open up near me. They have a wonderful deli and they gave sample of a wonderful mac n' cheese made with green chilies. It was soooo good! The stuff was selling like hotcakes! I took a look at the ingredients and I knew it wasn't something I could buy. So I recreated it to a healthier version. Basics of the cheese sauce is 2% cheese and 2% evaporated milk. Of course I also added 96% lean ground beef to punch up the protein. It turned out fab! Shoot me an e-mail if you want the recipe.

Leftover Chicken thrown into a Green Salad
i threw some left over chicken with black beans, sauteed onions and bell peppers with petite green peas, spinach, asparagus, and spinach. It was a great lunch after a workout. It kept me full for most of the afternoon!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!


Fashion Therapist said...

Okay first - that 3 tier skirt and green dress are amazing. Second - can you send me the recipe for your mac and cheese it looks delish!

Leslie said...

Hillary, I cant find your email on the page but I NEED that tex-mex mac and cheese recipe!!! Can you send to me? leslied114 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

you look absolutely gorgeous in all of these outfits. i love the fit of the red top, that adorable tiered skirt, and the colors in the the dress/scarf. food looks yum!

Lesa said...

Is that three tier skirt still at target? I love it and NEED

Sheila said...

You are looking amazing, Hillary! I can really see a difference in your shape.

Your meals look amazing - you are always inspiring!

By the way, I was thinking of your brother when I was in the big dragon boat festival this last weekend - man, that is a lot harder than it looks! I have the bug, though!

NICOLE said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Not only do you look fantastic, but you are quite the fabulous chef and I MUST have the recipe for that Tex Mex Mac and Cheese! Pretty please :)

Nina said...

Hillary, I must have your recipe for the Tex-Mex Mac n' Cheese. Also, wanted to share that I made your meatloaf and my kids and I ate it up! It was delicious!!

Also would you mind sharing with me in an email which grocery store deli you got your sample of the Tex-Mex Mac n' Cheese? I live in Sugar Land and want to check out the sample as well.

Here is my email:

Thanks for sharing!


Hillary said...

Fashion Therapist, Leslie, Nicole, and Nina - Thanks guys! With all of the requests for the mac n' cheese recip, I decided I will post the recipe this weekend. I'll also post pics to help guide you too.

Lesa, I am so sorry, but I bought the 3 tier skirt back in March. You know how target it. The move merchandise quick so I'm not sure if they still have it.

Sheila - I am so glad you enjoyed the dragon boat! You know when I powerwalk, I channel my inner-Sheila! You aways inspire me!

D - thanks so much for your your sweet comments!

Nina, I am so glad you kids liked the meatloaf! The store I was shopping at is the new HEB on Buffalo Speedway. It's a cross between HEB and Central Market (btw, sometimes Central Market has the mac n' cheese too). It's got a lot of unique items. I just bought a purlple sweet potato that I'll be experiencing this weekend. Wish me luck!

Rachael said...

You had a smokin' week! Love the tiered grey skirt specially.

Milly said...

Love the Tier skirt!!