Vacation Week!!

That’s right!! Only a few more days til I can leave this blasted white stuff behind and sink my toes into the warm sands on the Gulf!!  I don’t think I will miss this view at all!



Nope!  Bring on the sunshine!

I am so thankful my Plexus products have made such a difference in my life so far! I found a couple cute summer outfits back in December on the clearance rack and they were a size smaller than what I normally buy. Not sure what I was thinking when I bought them, but thanks to Plexus, I tried them on today and YIPPEE(!) they fit!!

(Don’t tell the hubby I told you….  But he has been doing the Plexus regimen with me, and he is down 10 pounds!!!!!)

I’d like to take the credit for our weight loss by making these delicious healthy meals, but we both know that the Plexus is what is the main driver behind our weight loss success!



But, I will trudge on and keep experimenting with different healthy options.  So, for my delicious dinner tonight I had to go easy. I have a HUGE project at work that has to be done before we board the plane and I am working every possible minute before I leave Wisconsin behind.

Since moving to rural America, I discovered this thing called “The Schwann’s Man.” It’s a guy… who comes to your door… and you can buy your groceries!!! No way!! I’m sold!! 

We normally opt for their awesome ice cream products, but I have been giving their food items a shot for a little while now (we love their cheese tortellini!). The last time he was here I wanted to see what choices they had that would fit our new eating habits. Enter the Ancient Grain Encrusted Cod. Yeah, “ancient grain” didn’t sound all that appetizing, but I bit the bullet and ordered it, and I am so glad that I did!!



So, there is a bit of stuff on this fillet. We were able to pick out what looked like pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, oats, and poppy seeds right away. The breading resembled my bread crumb breading, with tons of herbs and spices.



And they are easy… Just bake for 7 minutes, flip, and bake another 10 minutes and you are done!

While that was cooking I figured we were going to try this mushroom and rice pilaf. Recipe from Savy Naturalista

It starts by cooking these yummy onions…



Add some mushrooms. I only had canned on hand…



Cook for a while and then add 3/4 cup brown rice, a little salt, and black pepper.  I went with instant, and I’m sure the recipe wanted the real deal.  But that’s okay. It worked.



Finally, add 1 3/4 cup of vegetable broth, cover and cook.  The smell was awesome! 

The pilaf was done right when the fish was ready to come out of the oven. The fish was AMAZING!  The kids weren’t as thrilled about the seeds on their fish as we were, but it added a great crunch and none of the breading got soggy! The filet was bright white with excellent flavor! This will definitely be a repeat on our dinner menu! The hubby already called dibs on the leftovers for his lunch tomorrow!

I felt bad we had no veggie side on our plates tonight, but hey, I was in a hurry!



“HEY SCHWANN’S MAN!!!!”

*nicole

My PLEXUS website!

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