Monday, August 29, 2011

A little bit tropical in Nebraska...

Fact: Before I was married, I rarely ever cooked. I can remember 3 times off the top of my head that I made a meal, by myself, for my family. And one of those times I was forced to by a school project. So, needless to say, my poor, love-struck, newly wed husband was pretty much doomed when we got married, as far as good cooking and good food goes. Hey love conquers all, right?! :)

Anyways, for their 25th wedding anniversary, my parents went to Hawaii. They had lots of good food over there, but when they came back, my dad raved about one meal in particular. He then recreated it for us. And I helped...cut up the pineapple. ;) 

Since Andrew and I have been married, I've made it several times. It's one of our favorites, and it is super healthy, fresh and delicious! And easy to make, too! 

 You start with your fish. I personally like it best with Mahi Mahi. It's my favorite kind of fish because it doesn't taste very fishy, and it's just flat out good. That is how my dad originally made it and how he had it in Hawaii. But Nebraska hasn't caught on to the amazing-ness of mahi mahi yet, because I can't find it anywhere. So, I've been using frozen Tilapia. Honestly, you can made it with whatever kind of fish you want. My dad has even done it with salmon before. So whatever fish you prefer will probably taste good with it, but if you have access to Mahi, USE IT! it's the best. :)

 Next, you chop up your pineapple. I get the fresh pineapple they have already cut up in the produce section. It's much easier than buying an entire pineapple and it's still fresh. It needs to be the fresh stuff. Canned pineapple just doesn't taste the same. The amount of pineapple you use is pretty much to your liking.
 Next comes the Salsa. Fresh, all natural Salsa from the produce section. It must be fresh. Again, the stuff in the jars just won't taste right. Oh my goodness, I seriously could drink this stuff! It is my absolute favorite salsa in the world. Think, I'm exaggerating? I'm not. Ask my husband. I down this stuff!
I usually use about half the container for the two of us. {Partly because I want to eat the rest with chips.} ;) It all depends on how many you're serving and how much you want. Don't ya'll just love my measurements?! lol
The end product. Yummy, amazing, goodness.

My asparagus recipe is super complicated. ;) You wash and break off the dry ends, spread them on a heavy baking sheet, drizzle a little olive oil over them {and then toss them a bit to get them covered} sprinkle them with salt and cracked black pepper, and stick them in the oven! So hard, right?! I baked these at 400 degrees for just under 10 minutes. Bigger stalks will go for 10-15 minutes. You just want them to be tender. It's delicious. 

Lastly I cook my fish. Just drizzled a little olive oil, {you could use butter, too, if you prefer that} in the pan to keep them from sticking. Even though it's a non-stick pan, fish will still stick if you don't put something in the pan. Crazy little critters. You cook them till they're white all the way through  {2-3 minutes on each side for tilapia, other fish will vary depending on size and thickness}

And wahhhla! A perfectly healthy, amazingly good meal! I also cook up some brown rice, according to the package, and serve it with the fish and pineapple salsa on top. It brings that refreshing taste of the islands right to our little apartment in Nebraska. Enjoy. :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Wow! We are overwhelmed by the responses to our last post! We had no idea so many people view our blog... and from all over the world!! So cool! {If you haven't commented on our last post... pleeeease go do it! It's so neat to "meet" everyone who reads our blog!} 
As promised I will try to blog more often. But probably not this week... haha :) Andrew and I have been in Florida since last wednesday. Andrew left last night to head back to Nebraska {sad day}, but I am here for another week. It's been so wonderful spending time with my family and friends. I was in a wedding Friday night of a friend that I used to work with, and it was super fun getting to catch up with all my coworkers, and introduce Andrew to them. 

After the wedding we went straight over to New Smyrna Beach for the rest of the weekend. {more pictures to come later} We were on the 11th floor, and had the most incredible view. It was awesome.

"Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad, let the sea resound, 
and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. 
Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy; 
they will sing before the Lord." 
Psalm 96:11-13

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Attention Readers...

...It is time for you to identify yourselves! Whether you are a regular visitor, have commented before, just happened to find our blog, or are one of those lurkers who never comment, or leave anonymous comments-- now is your time to SPEAK UP! We'd love to know who you are! We get lots of comments from people asking us to blog more... and my cousin Kelley has been asking me to blog something for the past 3 days.. so here is my blog. {There will be more where this came from if you will participate in my fun little activity. :)}
If you'd be so kind... leave us a comment telling us... 
::Who you are::
::Where you are in the world::
::How you found our little corner of the web::
and just for fun...
::Something you enjoy doing::

Please?? :) 

My name is Kori
I am from Orlando, Florida... but I married this handsome guy {Pictured above :)} and moved to Seward, Nebraska.
I write this blog.
I love swimming, and traveling, taking pictures, anything that has to do with sports, and spending time with my amazing husband. 

Got it?! Okay... ready?? GO!