Thursday, June 30, 2011

Easy Fourth of July treat to make with your kids


If your looking for an easy treat to make with your kids for the holiday weekend, look no further.  This only requires few items and some you may already have.   Kids love ice cream and sprinkles and I don' t know about your kids but mine love to make things with me in the kitchen.  
Items you will need: 
  • mini ice cream sandwiches
  • popsicle sticks
  • patriotic sprinkles
  • patriotic cupcake liners 

To find the complete recipe and where I found this wonderful treat.  Go HERE!
Family Fun is a great resource for activities and crafts for your kids

Monday, June 6, 2011

Tasty Tilapia in a Pouch {Sass in the Kitchen}

Tasty Tilapia in a Pouch

Do you need a quick go to meal that is light and refreshing?? I happen to love fish in the summertime and this meal is so simple and delicious. I can usually whip this up pretty quickly and even my kids enjoy eating it. If you love fish, you should definitely 
give this one a try. 

Yes, this is what it looks like when it comes out of the pouch but trust me it tastes better than it looks!!

  • 2 pieces of parchment paper
  • 4 pieces of tilapia
  • 6 tbsp of butter
  • 2 pinches of pepper
  • 2 pinches of salt (I use kosher)
  • 2 large yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 large lemon (sliced thin)
  • 1 tbsp of chives
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp of parsley
  • 1 tsp of lemon pepper seasoning

Start by slicing your potatoes in thin slices. Put them in a pot of water and bring to a boil. After 4-5 minutes, drain the potatoes and rinse with cold water to cool them down. Now you are going to put the pouch together.
Take a piece of parchment paper and put a good layer of potatoes, then top it with a couple pats of butter. Sprinkle with chives and garlic powder. Next, put 2 pieces of tilapia on top of the potatoes. Sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning, salt, pepper and parsley and top with 3 slices of lemon. You can also put another pat or 2 of butter on top of your fish if you like a lot and aren’t worrying about calories. I like to take the leftover lemon and squeeze the juice on top.
Fold the pouch up and seal it by folding the paper down. Put in the oven at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes.