Monday, April 19, 2010

Another Easy Meal and Family Fun at the Park

I love our meals lately. Somehow, our meals in the past couple of days have just “magically come together.” Well, I still made them, but somehow it was truly effortless. While I’d like to say that all of our meals are that way, that would not be true. I think the reason I enjoyed the meals so much was because they were low-key, quick, and happened without “too much thinking.” One of our “no think” meals was wild salmon, sautéed cabbage and chard, and brown rice.

I chopped the cabbage and chard and then sautéed the mixture for about 10 to 12 minutes (until it was soft but still had some bite to it) and then seasoned it with low sodium soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil. Quick and easy.

And the salmon was just as quick. I sautéed it skin-side down for a few minutes and then turned it over and sautéed the other side. Then, I flipped it back and seasoned it with salt, pepper and dried dill. Next, I added the juice of one lemon on top of the salmon. I finished the dish by adding just a bit of butter on top of each piece of salmon and let the butter melt.

Here is my plate:

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After lunch, we spent the afternoon at the park with my brother-in-law. The toddler really loves having his uncle around… :-)

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Question: What was your last “no think” meal? Do you find cooking relaxing? I enjoy cooking on the weekends, using all the wonderful produce from our CSA box. I love having time and just seeing what happens. Weeknight dinners can be a bit more stressful… Planning and keeping things simple helps to make weeknights stress-free and calm (most of the time).

Be well,