Monday, October 30, 2017

Flashback Monday and October Snow

Fall style

Hey Friends!  How about a fashion flashback to a look I shared with you a year ago? I really love this off white vest with my red cowl neck sweater, jeans and slouch boots. You can check out the whole post from last year if you click here on Vest Sweater and Boots Fall Styling. I think I need to wear this outfit again soon. 

And, speaking of Fall, we skipped right to Winter yesterday! The Mr. and I could not believe it when we looked out our windows and saw....SNOW coming down! 

snow in autumn
This is what I saw out our front windows. Not a deep snow, but not bad for October! I can't remember the last October snow that actually lay on the ground.
This was the view out the back. Sorry for the screen image, but I shot the pic through the door. It was cold out there!

Since it was so chilly, it was a good day to heat up the oven and create a healthy meal. The Mr. and I are really trying to watch our eating right now so fish and veggies was on the menu for last night.
I thin sliced one potato and one green pepper and spread them out on a baking sheet. I pre-sprayed the foil with cooking spray to prevent sticking and added just a touch of pepper to the potatoes.
I topped three tilapia filets with onion for flavoring. Also pre-sprayed the foil to prevent sticking.
Just baked the fish and veggies for 25 minutes at 425 degrees and enjoyed a complete and healthy meal. Clean up was a breeze due to the foil lined pans. I highly recommend using foil on your baking sheets. And, yes, the meal would have been healthier had I used sweet potato instead of a regular potato, but I didn't have any sweet potatoes and the Mr. doesn't like them anyway. Of course, I forgot to take a photo of the meal on a plate after it was cooked, but the fish was flaky and delicious and the veggies were tender and tasty! I used tilapia from Sam's Club that come individually wrapped. I always hate trying to get the frozen fish out of those wrappers. A friend gave me a great hint: about 30 minutes before baking, take the number of pieces you want out of the freezer and place the wrapped pieces in a pitcher filled with cold water. When you cut the ends of the wrapping the fish will slide right out onto the pan. Love this tip!

How is your week going so far? Have you had any really cold weather or snow yet? Wearing vests, eating fish and veggies? Talk to me, friends! I so enjoy your comments. Feel free to pin my photos for future reference and make sure to recommend to all your friends!

Until Next Time,


Karen said...

Wow, snow.... I'm so glad that hasn't happened here yet. It's really pretty to look at in the woods like that though! I'll be fixing some vegetable-related meals this week too, had to harvest everything from the garden yesterday due to the temps dropping at night. Confession here though, I'll be making fried green tomatoes. I love them and it's always such a treat at the end of the season. Maybe I can fix something light to go with them, like lettuce. : ) It's a seasonal indulgence! These seem to be good days for cozying up inside! I can see why bears hibernate!

Sharon said...

You look lovely in your red sweater and white vest, Debbie. You look ready for that snowy weather. I enjoyed seeing your healthy dinner. I can easily get in a rut when it comes to planning meals and cooking. It was nice to get inspiration from your fish and veggie dinner.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

We had a cold front come down to Florida this week. I've been wearing socks, long pants and a shirt jacket for a few days. Supposed to go back to highs in the 80's today or tomorrow. I look forward to cool weather but the first morning caught by surprise when I went out in sandles, shorts and tee and was hit with 59 degrees. Went in and changed, LOL.

Beautiful meal Miss Debbie. I love cooking veggies and meat in a similar fashion. I use lots of parchment paper or aluminum. Such an easy clean up.

Have a beautiful day!

Karen said...

I know this is an older post, but I just wanted to let you know something that's been on my mind. I have been gradually paring down the number of fashion/lifestyle blogs that I read because I am seeing more and more narcissism and excess. Yours is one that I truly enjoy because of how genuine and relatable you are, and how varied, fun, and thought-provoking your topics are. Please keep on doing what you're doing Debbie!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you, Karen, for your support and encouraging comments!! I really appreciate that you read my blog faithfully and leave such thoughtful comments! I do plan to keep on blogging. Some weeks I have more posts than others, but I love doint it. So happy that I seem relatable as that is what I strive for. Hope your week is going well, my friend!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Wow, Carol, cold in Florida doesn't sound like much fun! I haven't been to Florida in so many years. I always enjoyed it when we traveled there. Need to get back.

Debbie Styles Life said...

I know, Sharon. Meal planning gets me in a rut frequently!!