Saturday we took Bethany with us to coffee, ran an errand and then took James on the same walk we did Thursday. We stopped to read the plaques about the 9th street homes and he had never seen them before either. I think it’s funny that as many places we’ve been, this is 1 block from a church we went to program at, yet we never saw the houses. Back at home we watched some TV, Bethany went to work, we made dinner and went to get an Italian ice for dessert. Also Mr. Otter got a new cruise hat.
Sunday – church – Romans 8:28 we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
Is God good? Whether our current circumstances are delightful or miserable, God mixes those days and in the end – it is all worked into something good.
We praise the goodness of God because-
He has made every good and perfect thing
from snow capped mountains
to birds that sing.
He is so very good to all
whether granting peaceful days
or picking us up when we fall.
Yes, He is good all the time
when days are wretched
or sunny and fine.
We praise the goodness of God
because in the end
He is good all the time
His love knows no end.
We had lunch at home, then James and I went to the Clyfford Still museum to hear La Pompe (our fav Gypsy jazz band.) The museum was the perfect place to hear them, I think it was by far the best concert we’ve been to with them.
Also, I didn’t realize Clyfford Still ever did any art other than abstract.
After the concert we dropped by American Bonded to try them out, good drinks, bad service. Back at home we went grocery shopping then James grilled burgers while we watched the next Series of Unfortunate Events and Death in Paradise. Zoe decided sleep was better.
This week we have a lot of things on one day and other stuff spread out over the week – NIA, school, worship dance, St. John’s music at noon, dropping shoes at Soles 4 Souls, PSAT test, youth group, park day, High school musical play, HS day at the Capitol, TDO, DMNS teen night, Siren song, working at church, TNO.
Dinners this week – basil pesto shrimp over penne (Hannah), chicken parmesan and baked eggplant (Grace), pecan coconut tilapia and roasted sweet potatoes, butter chicken and veggies (Bethany), teen nite (so eating out for the rest of us), pizza night, TNO for me (so TV dinners for the rest of the crew.)
Pecan Coconut Crusted Fish
4 (5 ounce) fish fillets, fresh or thawed
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
Pecan Coating: 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 tablespoons plain dry bread crumbs
Pineapple Mango Salsa: 1 (8 ounce) cans pineapple tidbits, drained
1 large mango, diced
1/2 medium red bell pepper, diced
2 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 15 1/2×10 1/2×1-inch baking pan with Non-Stick Foil with non-stick (dull) side toward food; set aside.
Combine butter, salt and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Add fish and stir to coat; set aside. Combine pecans, coconut and bread crumbs. Spread mixture on a sheet of wax paper. Roll fish in coconut mixture, turning to coat evenly. Press on additional mixture, if necessary. Place in a single layer in foil-lined pan.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or just until fish is opaque throughout. Serve with salsa.
For salsa: Combine pineapple, mango, red pepper, green onions, red wine vinegar, cilantro and salt. Chill; serve with fish.