July 29, 2009

Cooking Light During A Busy Week

It has been another crazy week. I told Todd I would be interested in getting a check-up with my doctor to see how high my blood pressure is. Really, it has been one of those weeks. But I'm slowly starting to crawl out of the madness and the events I'm planning at work are beginning to fall into place (praise the Lord!)

Okay, no more complaining. I promise.

My cousin Hannah stayed with us on Tuesday night and convinced Todd and me to go to the Station Inn to hear bluegrass music. We are not the biggest fans of bluegrass. A co-worker asked me to describe the night in three words. I said "I.left.early." Ha! But it was really great to catch up with Hannah. She's a ton of fun and makes me feel like a kid again. She always has a huge grin on her face and finds the positive in everything. The world needs more Hannah's.

I totally forgot to get a picture of the two of us while she was in town, so I grabbed a couple that we have taken over the past few months.


Me and my cousins Stephanie and Hannah (right).


Somehow between the demands of work, a sick-day at home and family visiting, I was able to throw together a quick but really tasty meal this week. I've been reading Cooking Light lately and found a recipe for Pan-Grilled Snapper with Orzo Pasta Salad. Recipe here. I substituted the snapper for tilapia (tilapia is cheaper and just as good).


The next recipe up my sleeve: Mozzarella, Ham and Basil Panini. Recipe here.


Alright, I need to stop looking at food. I'm just glad these are all "light" recipes!


  1. Ahh, Hannah and I would get along just fine! I LOVE bluegrass. My dad plays the mandolin and I grew up listening to Ralph Stanley and other BG greats!

    Those recipes look amazing! I'll have to give them a try. I'm always looking for fun new ideas!
    Have a blessed week my friend :)

  2. You look gorgeous in both those pictures, Tara! And your sweet cousin is obviously beautiful inside and out. So glad you got special time with her.

    Your pan-grilled tilapia and orzo pasta salad look incredible! And so does that panini...

    I think the Rushes and Stepps need to get together and cook again soon. ;)