Friday, December 28, 2012

friday five: 2012 recap, sort of

At RevGals Deb writes:

As we take a breather from the busy weekend of Sunday/Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, it's time to reflect on the past year. It's hard to move out of this holiday season with its delights and celebrations. Here at our home, we've barely finished the eggnog. The tree is still up and our cats delight in knocking off the lower (unbreakable) ornaments. As we are rounding the final turn on the year 2012, I hope you'll play along with these questions. :)

This has not been a banner year for me, so I'm grateful for the opportunity to look for the good that it wrought!

1. What is some "old news" this year that you'd like to repeat for 2013?
I would love to spend time with friends I met through blogging, and who I finally met in real life in July. I want me some more of that!

2. What "new thing" have you started that you want to keep going in 2013?

 Writing timely thank you notes

3. What event, experience or gift would you just as soon "Return to Sender"? Maybe it was a disastrous sermon, a congregational kerfuffle, a vacation nightmare, or your own mis-step. It can be funny or sad. 

In a moment of pique I included something in a blog post that proved to be a huge mistake, and has caused lasting damage. That was in August. The impact lingers. 


4. Share the brightest bit of joy that was a part of your year. 
My aunt's 85th birthday celebration, which reunited family members from across the country and the generations. I hadn't seen some of my cousins in more than 20 years. It was a great time.

5. Share a picture that says far more than words. (You can use it to illustrate one of the above.) 

My favorite picture from the year. You can't hear my grandson giggle, but there is so much joy in this picture, taken at my favorite place in the world (our family farm), at my favorite time of day.

Share a recipe! Soup, stew, main dish, side dish or a healthy dessert - any and all are welcome!
One of our favorite healthy recipes is fish tacos (a Pampered Chef recipe). I don't bother with the tortilla half of the time, which makes this even healthier!

Fish Tacos
serves 4 (two tacos each)

1/4 cup sliced green onions with tops
2 T snipped fresh cilantro
1 T fresh lime juice
1 T olive or canola oil
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 t sugar (I use honey)
1/2 t Cajun seasoning
2 cups broccoli slaw mix

1 pound tilapia fish fillets
1 T cajun seasoning
1 avocado, seeded, peeled and sliced
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed (I use flour tortillas, personal preference)
3 medium radishes

Combine first seven slaw ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until blended. Add broccoli mizture and toss to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Heat grill pan over medium heat 5 minutes. Season fish with Cajun seasoning. Brush oil on pan. Place fillets in pan and cook over medium heat 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork, turning carefully once.  flake fish into bite-size pieces.

Grate or finely chop radishes. Microwave tortillas on high 1 minute. Top evenly with slaw mixture and fish. Add radish pieces and avocado slices. Top with additional cilantro, if desired.


Deb said...

Thanks for playing the Friday Five. I too have caused problems by something I have blogged... prayers for you to find peace and healing amidst it all. And THANK YOU for the fish tacos recipe! I have some frozen tilapia that never taste that great as just grilled/baked fish. This sounds like a good plan! :)

not said...

Thanks for sharing through the Friday Five today. One of my fears in being "out" as a blogger is that kind of blow-back you seem to refer to. Still, I want to be courageous and prophetic and hope you can continue to be as wel. (The fish tacos look delicious!)

river song said...

fabulous pics, and the recipe looks yummy!!! thanks for playing--joyful 2013!

Purple said...

#3 is exactly why I am hesitant to change my blog status. Hope it resolves sooner versus later.

Terri said...

So sorry about the blog faux pas....and the hurt feelings. As I recall you made a sincere apology and clearly regret it. Alas, reconciliation is hard to manage when feelings are raw and bruised. I hope time will mend this...sigh. Fish tacos were very popular in Arizona, I just never acquired a taste for them...but your recipe sounds fabulous!

Jayne said...

It's always good to reflect I suppose and move forward with the knowledge that we are all human and get to try again with each new year. Blessings to you my friend and prayers for a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

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