11 April 2010

Beachward bound.

So this might go down in history as the craziest month for the Churches. And, honestly, it's probably only going to get crazier from here for a while. A brief recap:

Winter of 2009 - winter of 2010: NOTHING happens. I have no job. I hear no word on jobs. Brad hates his job. Life is annoying.

February 2010 - Brad interviews with Whirlpool on a whim.

March - I interview with three different companies; move to the next level with two out of three.

March 17 - Brad has second interview with Whirlpool. Still random.

March 31 -- I am offered a position with publisher and I accept it.

April 1 - Brad is accepted into MSU's weekend MBA program.

April 6 - Brad is offered Whirlpool job.

April 8 - Brad accepts Whirlpool job. I quit publisher job (that I haven't started yet).

Where is Whirlpool, you might be wondering? St. Joseph, Michigan. We're flipping moving! In the course of two months, I've went from unemployed to employed to unemployed and moving across the state. To say that my stomach has been in knots for weeks is an understatement. But, I am SO proud of my super smart and business savvy husband, and I know he will do great. I'm excited to start this new adventure with him, but, of course, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't beyond sad about leaving my life and loves in Ann Arbor. Once we get settled in (at the beach!), you are all invited to come and visit. Lots! Please! :)

Needless to say, due to knot-y tummy, my appetite has been all out of whack. We've been eating a lot of garbage and eating out a lot, too. Why is it that when you feel like crap, all you want to eat is crap? Sheesh! But today I finally felt a little better and decided we WERE going to eat something healthy. So I headed off to grocery shop and, lo and behold, I actually broke down and bought * shudder * Meijer fish. I bought three small tilapia fillets, which, honestly, were just fine so I should stop being such a snob. Dinner was nothing fancy, but it was SO yummy and my new favorite fish recipe. Of course you should try it, too!

So simple -- I set the three tilapia fillets in a 9 x 13 baking dish. I dumped the contents of a large jar of artichokes in the dish but did end up pouring the majority of the liquid back out (who knew there was so much in there!). Then I smeared a few tablespoons of store-bought pesto on each of the fillets before throwing them in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. I served it all over rice (yes, white rice. I cannot get behind brown rice. Yuck.), and the artichoke oil I left in made everything nice and moist and added more flavor to the rice. So I loved this and Brad seemed to, too. He even ate all of his artichokes. Good hubby.

And a quick egg update since I cannot get over how beautiful my hard-boiled eggs were last week. Early in the week I made some egg salad, which was easy and tasty, but given previously mentioned knot situation, I didn't end up eating the leftovers and had to dump half of it out yesterday (boo).

Eyeball egg.

Just peel the eggs and dice them up. I had five eggs -- I used the whites from all and the yolks from three of them.

I dumped in a tablespoon or so of Miracle Whip, 2 tablespoons or so of Dijon mustard, a sprinkle of dill, a sprinkle of red pepper, and a sprinkle of pepper. Then I smooshed it all.

Then I made a sandwich!


Now, who wants to buy our house?!


Sara said...

Still can't believe it! I don't even live in AA but I feel like you moving away is an end of an era! You're going to love West Michigan though! I did!!

And Miracle Whip? Blech! What can I saw...I'm a snob! ;)

Mrs. Church said...

ha ha I'm not a big mayo of any kind fan, so I've experimented w/ both. I've found that the flavors I'm used to and crave (especially in tuna salad) all lead back to Miracle Whip. So I guess that's what my parents must have used when I was a kid!

Alison said...

You have no idea how happy I am for you. See, good things do happen to good people. :) Of course, we will miss you like crazy, but I know this will be an amazing opportunity for you guys. I can't wait to see pics of the beach this summer. :)