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I love lunch time, its my opportunity to get a little creative and cook whatever I want. Dinners are restricted by Bill’s dislikes (seafood, spinach, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, asparagus, squash, sweet potatoes, basically all my favorite things). He always says I’m welcome to cook whatever I like, which is very sweet, but I really enjoy cooking for him so I keep dinner within his realm of ‘likes’ with a few thing snuck in here and there. (insert sinister laugh)
Lunch time, lunch time is my time. And so today I made Salmon with Corn and Black Bean Salsa. The corn and Black Bean Salsa is a staple, we eat it on everything. The salmon was for me. So I needed a side, which was going to be tomato and cucumber salad with the salsa, but my cucumber was bad so the tomatoes had to go it alone.
I cooked the salmon in a cast iron skillet with a bit of melted butter and salt and pepper on low-med heat (our stove is old, low doesn’t really exist) for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Salmon cooks REALLY fast, so be careful.
I had pre-made the Corn and Black Bean Salsa (recipe below) it doesn’t take much time at all, and it lasts for about a week in the refigerator. I prefer it the second or third day cause everything is all marinated and harmonized by that point. I just spooned the salsa over the salmon and my tomatoes. I added a little drizzle of olive oil and balsalmic vinegar as well as salt and pepper to the tomatoes and tah-dah lunch is served!
Corn & Black Bean Salsa
1 Small Onion
1 Bell Pepper
1 Can Corn
1 Can Black Beans
1 Bunch Cilantro
2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Pepper
1 Teaspoon Sugar
1/2 Cup Lime Juice
Drizzle of Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 Table Spoons Garlic
Chop your onion and bell pepper to be about the same size as the corn and the beans. If you want to make it even more colorful do half a green bell pepper and half a red bell pepper. Drain and rinse the beans and corn. Rinsing the beans is a must! Chop your cilantro. Add everything together in a large mixing bowl. You’re welcome to get creative with it too, add some jalapeno or serrano peppers. Chopped up avocado is also delicious. Feel free to use fresh corn, or grilled corn is good too. I always add extra garlic cause I love the stuff. I eat this on salads, nachos, tacos, sauteed with egg whites, pretty much on anything. Enjoy!
Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my face. This is a Philadelphia Roll from Jannies in Philadelphia, PA, yeah thats how I roll. BAAAAHHH HAHAHA! But really, delicious. Try it if you’re ever there.
In the years after college I and whatever roommate I had at the time would throw a misfit thanksgiving. Anyone who didn’t have family in the area, or a place to go was invited over to eat with us and bring whatever traditional dish they have at their family thanksgiving. It was always a crazy fun time and I kind of miss these types of thanksgivings.
This is the cake I made for Bill’s 25th Birthday. Nothing special really…chocolate on chocolate. I found this picture recently and it just made me really happy. I mean what else can cake do but make you happy?
This was our first Thanksgiving in our new house, the first time the inlaws came to visit, and the first time for Sam to have Thanksgiving with us. It was a fun time, but I was completely exhausted afterwards and had to take a day to rest.
James, my father-in-law helped peel apples for apple pie.
We made two apple pies, one with crumble crust and one with regular crust. The pie dough is my Grandmother’s recipe, and it turns out perfectly every time (maybe I’ll share it…hmm).
I like the pre-Thanksgiving meal appetizers almost as much as the meal. I am under the conviction that Thanksgiving dinner should be enjoyed at…dinner time…so 6pm is when we eat. But, through out the day we snack on deviled eggs…
Crab, Sundried Tomatoes, and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms…
And for breakfast we eat homemade chocolate Amish Friendship bread and my mom’s Banana Bread.
And we take pictures with the giant corn…this became a tradition during my first Thanksgiving after college. I bought the giant corn mostly because it was ridiculous and we all took pictures with it, so thats what we do every year.
And then, after the pre-meal, and the real meal…we all take naps…This is my husband Bill with his mom. I think this is precious.
My dad is so great, he poses with all kinds of crazy wild life. This is from a few years back at one of our crawfish boils. Yes I eat crawfish. No I do not suck the heads. I really love this photo. I think I’ll title it “Moments Before Execution”. I love the water droplet on his claw. I love how it reminds me of summer, and crawfish boils, and the lake and spending time with my dad. I always help him purge the crawfish. You have to soak them in a solution of water and salt, which makes them poop and puke all the gross junk out. You do this several times, rinsing in between. It’s quite a process really. But its fun, and it makes me smile.
I haven’t done one of these in a while, and these were not actually from last weekend (im lame I know) but it was a sweet weekend so i thought I’d share. =)
This is my lovely friend Ann who married one of my childhood friends. I’m really glad she did because she’s so great. She introduced me to Dim Sum. I am in like with Dim Sum. (I took pictures of her family here.)
The end. =)
To be completely honest and horribly truthful I really enjoy fast food, but I am a fast food snob. I really only enjoy Jack in the Box, Chick-Fil-A, and Taco Cabana. I also am a fan of Taco Bell, less snobby, more thrifty, still you can’t beat their cheesy bean and rice burritos. Your typical fast food, Mc Donalds, Burger King, etc. I’m not so much a fan. If I’ve eaten there it was because it was not up to me.
The last time I remember entering a Burger King I think I was probably ten years old, everything was sticky and had a slight layer of grease. I remember the bathrooms being wet all over, for no real reason and there was never any toilet paper or soap. The play areas always smelled like diapers. Burger King was a scary place. But I do remember as a child, I enjoyed their chicken sandwiches that were long, on a sesame seed roll and served with nothing but lettuce and mayo. My husband swore that Burger King no longer carried them and so, I had no reason to go into one until last weekend.
After youth Bill, and several of the youth leaders and students decided Burger King was the place to go for a late night dinner. I did not object because usually I’m pretty easy going and even if I don’t particularly care for a place I’ll still go the company is way more important of a factor to me. To my surprise, wonder, and amazement this Burger King looked like no other I had ever seen. The youth students were a little confused as to why I was taking pictures, I just said that I had to blog about it.
The counter was my first wow moment. Ok so first of all, sweet flooring, can I please use this in my house? The menus were TV screens that showed moving pictures of the burgers all juicy and steamy. I loved the 3D piece of Iron Man breaking through a ceiling tile. Not an inch of feel of weird greasy covering. Insert major awe.
The wall says “Forged in the whopper flame” is there anything more epic?
So high five to Burger King they not only have stepped up their ads, funniest things ever, but their restaurants look awesome too. Thanks, and I’ll be back.
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