Just Go!

As we’ve gotten older, time seems to disappear. The weeks and days melt into thin air and I end up staring at the calendar in sheer shock. I’ve started saying things like, ‘Where did the time go?’ and ‘This month got away from me!’ Well, here I am, staring down the barrel of Memorial Day weekend and those expressions are racing through my brain. Seriously, where did May go!?

This time conundrum always has me thinking I shouldn’t waste a second of the fleeting seconds. Time is quite literally the only thing we have zero control over stopping – we have a finite amount of it. When a day slips by without a new experience or I find excuses to pass on something I wanted to do but just didn’t out of laziness, well this is just not acceptable!

Looking back on the month of May, the amazing work Mike has done on the house, the trips I have had the amazing pleasure of taking, the friends we’ve seen and the home we’ve built beginning to take shape, it’s made me realize that every minute counts. Yes, of course I’ve always realized that time is fleeting, so don’t waste it, but in reflection of this month it’s never been so apparent. We’ve made time to have fun, amidst the demo, the mess, the unorganized madness. Cause time keeps marching on – regardless if the house is perfect or if you’re just not feeling up for it. Just. Get up. And go!

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“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”

-Napoleon Hill

Kitchen Bliss = new food creation

I love to cook. Love. I’m not a professional chef, have never been to culinary school, don’t know the chemical reaction of adding one ingredient to another, although I do know its a science. An art form.

My love of cooking most likely stems from my love of food…I’ve always been an eater. Until March of 2013, I ate everything, didn’t discriminate or turn my nose up at anything. Fast forward a year, and I’m much more conscious of what I ingest and how it will affect me, nutritionally speaking. Yes, I’ve become one of those pescatarians…and couldn’t be happier with the choice.

So, cooking is my thing, my hobby, something I love. And two weeks after we moved to Colorado, Mike demoed the kitchen.

NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Well, We lived….on toaster oven creations, frozen veggie pizzas, and eating out (Arvada has some great restaurants). And here we are, four months later, with a gorgeous kitchen Mike put together himself. How have I celebrated?

By cooking, of course!

Panko encrusted halibut

Panko encrusted halibut with roasted red pepper couscous & zucchini fries

For the fish
1/2 cup of panko (Chinese breadcrumbs)
2cage free eggs
Pepper
2 filets of wild caught Halibut

For the roasted red pepper couscous
2 red peppers, cut in half and de-seeded
1/2 cup vegetable broth
3-5 gloves of garlic ( depending on taste)
1 cup couscous
1 tablespoon of olive oil

For the zucchini fries
2 zucchinis
Salt pepper
1 tablespoon of olive oil

1. Take the halved red peppers, brush with olive oil and roast at 375 for about 20 minutes, or until the skin becomes charred. Roast garlic cloves (skin on) alongside the peppers.

2. Cook couscous as directed.

3. Take zucchini, cut off ends, then slice lengthwise to halve. Slice each half lengthwise in strips (4-6 strips for each half). Toss in olive oil and salt and pepper. Bake in oven at 375 for 10-15 minutes.

4. Take roasted peppers and garlic out to cool for a bit. Remove skin from garlic. Once cooled, put in a blender with the vegetable broth. Blend until liquified. Add to cooked couscous.

5. Take halibut, dip in beaten eggs, then bread with panko. Evenly coat each side. Heat a bit of oil in a skillet and sauté on low-med heat for 5-7 minutes per side.

Enjoy!!!