Last night was one of my favorite days of the year….the day we get our Christmas Tree!!! How much fun is it to go to a Christmas Tree lot and smell the sweet smells of Christmas and feel the holiday cheer. It is a time when your family gets together and truly feels the joy of the season!
The biggest debate is to get a Noble Fir or Douglas Fir. Decisions Decisions! We went with Noble Fir because ornaments hang on them better and we have some heavy ornaments! We got a little bit of a smaller tree this year, which is likely a good thing since we have a baby who is ALMOST crawling. EEK! The best addition to our Christmas decorations this year is a homemade hook rug tree skirt my husband was given as a gift. Isn’t it beautiful! Now we just need to find the time to hang lights and ornaments!
Because we were going to get our tree after work I had to get dinner prepared to pop in the oven when we got home. It would have been so much easier just to grab take-out but home cooked meals taste so much better and you feel so much better after eating at home. So, in our house as much as possible we try and eat at home. We just talked about needing to eat more fish so tonight fish was on the menu:
Fish & Vegetable Dinner:
3 Halibut Steaks – you can use Mahi Mahi or Tilapia
Chop brussel sprouts. Cut off the end and then cut in half. Set aside
Chop up 1/2 small red cabbage into small pieces. Set aside
Chop roughly 6 small bell peppers or 1 large pepper. Set aside
Finely chop up 2 cloves of garlic. Add to all the chopped vegetables.
Drizzle olive oil, paprika, chili powder, turmeric and pepper over veggies and toss.
Lay veggies out on a cooking sheet covered in foil (for easier clean up)
Drizzle fish with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and paprika.
Chop up apple. We used 1 Organic Pink Lady for the 3 of us.
Preheat oven to 375* – cook veggies for 20-30 minutes. Check them – it just depends on how many veggies you have on your baking sheet on how fast they will cook.
Drizzle some olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook fish about 3 1/2 – 4 minutes a side.
Now just ENJOY!
As simple as that you have a home cooked, delicious, healthy dinner. With this we had leftovers for my husband to bring to work and for me to enjoy at home for lunch! And we got to enjoy our Christmas decor and eat a delicious dinner!
Seasons Greetings to you and yours!! Happy Wednesday everyone!!!
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