Monthly Archives: August 2009

We’ve moved (again)! :)

First of all, Jon’s birthday was a low-key but fun one. :) I got him a budget-friendly cake that even Dave Ramsey would be proud of.


Also, here’s some pics of our great new place! We’ll post some more once we unpack more stuff. :)





and, yes, we're watching Pirates while we unpack :)

and, yes, we're watching Pirates while we unpack :)

We got to set up the beautiful bed Jon built. Yay!

We got to set up the beautiful bed Jon built. Yay!


Big thanks to my mom for coming and helping us unpack! :) Work’s going great. Just been busy! How are you??? Please comment and update us!

Jon + Bre


Pan Seared Tilapia with a lemon basil sauce

So tonight we ate an on-the-fly tilapia dish that ended up being so good, I just had to share.  My original thought was a simple breaded tilapia, seared in the skillet, but I hadn’t thought it through until I got into the kitchen. Here’s what I came up with. (dinner for two)

Lemon Basil Sauce
Finely chopped one shallot, and saute in skillet with olive oil for a few minutes on medium. Pour in about a 1/4 cup of white wine like Pino Grigio, and lower the heat. Add 2 Tb of real organic butter, and the juice of half a lemon.  Also add a pinch of organic raw sugar to balance the lemon. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir it up until the butter is fully melted, then toss in chopped fresh basil (about 5 leaves), and pull it off the heat, and pour into a serving cup.

Saffron Rice
Cook one package of Saffron Rice (leave out the margarine because it’s evil). When it’s about finished, turn off the heat, and add 1-2 Tb of real organic butter and mix it in.

Put a bit of olive oil on the fish and then bread it.  Get your skillet hot again (medium to med high) and cook the tilapia on each side until golden.

Plate the fish and the rice, and serve.  Spoon on sauce as needed to taste.  Amazing!

Total time was about 30 minutes from start to finish.. Logistically, start the rice, then make the sauce, then cook the fish last. The rice will be finished around the time you get the fish cooked.

Good food doesn’t have to take all day :)

hello friends

What’s the latest and greatest with you??? I seem to have asked that last post but have yet to hear a peep out of a lot of you. tsk tsk ;-) Although, yes, Courtney, we need to update so tsk tsk on us. :)

The latest with us…….drumroll please……………….. I got a job!!!!! Praise the Lord! “Where, Bre, where?”

Uh, the mothership!!!! a.k.a Apple!



We are so excited. :) I’m done with training and am now on the floor. And, no, I can’t get you a discount, and, no, I can’t tell you anything about any Apple rumors b/c I don’t know anything myself. Sorry, but I love my job and I’d like to keep it my job. :) But much love you to you all anyway. :)

Other than that exciting news, we’ve just been paying off more debt (Yes!) and sold our car which eliminates a huge chunk of our debt. Yay!!!!! Then we paid cash for a clunker. That’s Dave Ramsey‘s version of Cash for Clunkers. Heck yeah!! What’d we get? I’m glad you asked. Meet Sylvia the Silver Bullet!


She’s in amazing shape! Her 2 previous owners babied her and have all the maintenance records to prove it. She’s iPod ready and has great AC which makes her Jon and Bre ready. So, thank you for your prayers. We ask that you keep praying for a new renter in our Keller house. We might/should be moving over to the Dallas area soon to be closer to work and the Village’s dallas campus so we’ll update more on that soon.

Stay tuned for a health blog Jon is working on. He’s reading an awesome book called Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. Check it out!! It has tons of great info on proper health that’s worked over the ages and there’s also a ton of recipes.

Much love!

J + B

I didn't even mean to block the whole word but how cool that Bre is showing behind us

I didn't even mean to block the whole word but how cool that my name is behind us?!