Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Easy Dinner and a New Hobby

Dinners have been really easy, and a bit strange, lately. We got a head of cauliflower in our CSA box, and I decided to smash it up. I also pulled some wild frozen salmon from the freezer and defrosted it. Then I simply grilled it and seasoned it with lemon juice, dried dill, salt, and pepper. For a splash of color, I served the fish and cauliflower with some red beets. I had bought the beets already cooked at Trader Joe’s. I simply cut the whole beets into slices and marinated them for about 15 minutes in vinegar, salt, and pepper. A quick and tasty dinner.


Hubby started taking guitar lessons several weeks ago, and the toddler has been fascinated by hubby’s guitar. To “save” hubby’s guitar, we decided to get the toddler his own small guitar. He loves playing it. And hubby loves teaching him!


Questions: What are some of your recent easy dinners? What are your hobbies? Have you recently taken up any new hobbies?

Be well,
Andrea

21 comments:

  1. I'm a firm believer in continuing to learn throughout your life. I am interested in so many things and read, read, read to try to stay current. And one of the things I love about my cherished hobby of knitting is that there is always a new technique or type of yarn to work with so it is a constant learning experience.
    Music is such a wonderful tool for children!

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  2. My new hobbies have been spin class and, if it counts, couponing. Also, magazine reading - just got back into this!!

    How fun about the guitar lessons! I've been trying to get my husband to take up some fun lessons, learn something new or get better at something he enjoys!

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  3. I have never tried mashed cauliflower, but I love a simple twist on a favorite veggie of mine.
    That is darling that the toddler got a guitar. Soo cute!
    My new hobby, as you probably have noticed, is my camera. Now that I am learning more, I love to snap pictures of everything.

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  4. My husband loves mashed cauliflower! I love red beets, maybe that combo will be a good compromise for us! =)

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  5. I love beets. I really wish they didn't give me stomach upset though, because they do. I miss them!!
    My little brother plays guitar. The girls love it!! Your son looks so adorable, the guitar is bigger than him! :) I love it.

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  6. Love your easy dinner! Our go to easy dinner is shrimp scampi with whole grain pasta and a side of veggies - yum! The toddler is just too cute with his mini guitar! He really looks like he's jamming! I guess my most recent hobby is ... playing around with my new camera, I guess? It's been fun! :)

    Have a lovely day, Andrea!

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  7. That picture is so cute! I have been trying to read more lately. I love it, but sometimes it seems like there is no time.

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  8. I get stuck making the same dinners as I like them.

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  9. The toddler looks like a natural!

    I consider my blog my hobby :D

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  10. The dinner looks heatlhy and delicous. I think it's cute your son wants to play guitar with his dad.

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  11. Trader Joes wild chimichurri salmon is one of our easy dinners too! Adorable picture of the toddler.

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  12. AWWWW!!!!! I think the Toddler will be headlining a Madison Square Garden soon. He's such a cutie!!! Have a great day Andrea.

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  13. I've tried mashed cauliflower but didn't like it bc I was expecting it to taste like mashed potatoes...it doesn't!

    hee hee, I wonder how small that guitar is!! Is that specifically for toddlers?

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  14. That is such a cute picture!!! I play ice-hockey and blog...I would say those are my hobbies :) Cooking/baking, too!

    Have a great weekend, Andrea!

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  15. Awww he is too cute with his big guitar. What a perfect age to start learning a new hobby too. I bet it's fun for your husband to teach him. Perfect age to start learning guitar too.

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  16. @Sophia: Nope, smashed cauliflower does not taste like mashed potatoes! I could see how you'd be very disappointed if that's what you expected... :) I believe the guitar is for about 6 year olds, so it's still a bit big for him.

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  17. The toddler looks so cool with his guitar!

    I haven't had cauliflower in a while, not a big fan of it.

    My hobbies are reading, watching tv shows (and I watch a lot :) ) make Japanes puzzles, cross-stitch.

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  18. The tods with a guitar has to be the cutest thing ever.

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  19. I have wayyy to many hobbies. I need to narow down my focus. :) Easy dinner for me is a sweet potato topped with hummus, black beans and salsa. mmm really super good.

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