Wouldn’t you like to be a neighbor

The weather has been wonderful here in Carolina. It was seventy and gorgeous out. I forced my husband to leave his work for a while and go exploring with me. I was in search of a house that someday in the far distant future we would be able to buy. I could not find the house I wanted to look at. Instead I found Bill Gate’s house.

Unbelievable isn’t it! It is 6,536 square feet of pure dreamy luxury. It has 4 bedrooms,4.5 baths, a home theater in the basement and a kitchen that Emeril would feel right at home in. Guess what the asking price is? Are you ready for the sticker shock? 1.785 million !! That’s Oprah money not DJD money! This house is totally out of our range like forever meaning never! It is nice to dream though! My mother-in-law doesn’t understand my obsession with McMansions. She asks ‘why do you want house so big?’. I always reply ‘I am four feet tall, I need the room to grow!’. She doesn’t think it is funny when I say that, she just rolls her eyes!

Okay back to reality. I promised Charlottes fish recipe. It came out really good last night. My husband and I finished the dish by ourselves. My daughter does not eat fish. She had chicken nuggets. I cannot even get her to smell a fish let alone taste it. I hope with age she changes her mind.

Charlotte’s Fish

1 Pound of white fish(Tilapia, Grouper, etc.)
1/3 Cup of Onion chopped
1 Clove of Garlic minced
2 Teaspoons of olive oil
1 Can of Italian diced tomatoes
1-1/2 Teaspoons of fresh Basil or 1/2 Teaspoon of dried Basil
4 Ounces of crumbled Feta cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. lightly salt fish(1 teaspoon of salt). Saute fish in olive oil for 7 minutes then transfer to casserole dish. Add tomatoes,garlic, onion to the casserole dish. Top with the crumbled feta cheese. Bake fish for 7 minutes until cheese is warm and bubbly. Serve hot.

Okay that is the basic recipe. Here is what I do. I do not saute the fish. I put the two teaspoons of olive oil to the casserole dish and then layer the fish in the casserole dish and sprinkle with salt. I drain the tomatoes to make sure all the juice is out because I add 1/3 of a cup of white wine on top of the fish.Next I add the tomatoes, basil, onions and garlic. I don’t like the taste of Feta, so I top with 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese. I bake it for 25 minutes at 400 degrees. Either way you try this dish, it comes out really tasty.

I hope you are having a great weekend!

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