Parenting, visiting with many of you, trying to survive the long rainy season. In an effort to keep the news coming here is a quick visit.
1.5 hours into naptime and household Paessel: “Momma! I need a…a…a… ice pop!” How does Ada even know what an ice pop is?
On that note I hear them both waking up now. Talk with you soon!
We had a great weekend. Plenty of friends, projects, food and surprise prizes. Then there is birthday girl, Dara, who we wish we could have had over for pancakes on Sunday morning. Well, here are a few photo highlights:
Foraging, just like her Poppa
Friends, Molly and Sarah stayed over. Ada was TOTALLY in love and much too camera savvy here.
Plymouth beach, a most amazing full moon did not make it in the shot.
This lighting is somehow wrong but the moon, the beach...
Our project: shower repair. Oh to be a homeowner! Noah did this amazing job of taking our shower doors apart, scraping the old sealant off and shining them lovingly before putting them all back together again. Sadly, they were put back together ever so slightly wrong. So, after our beach excursion this evening, we have been taking the shower doors apart again. This was not a happy way to start the week. We are now on the three day plan for our shower to be back in working order. However, our quick evening at the beach helped the mood ever so much.
And finally my surprise prize:
Kozy Carrier! Won through Simple Things blog
Isn’t that just the coolest? Click on the photo to get to the blog posting and interview with Kelley Mason, the creator of the Kozy. And that…dear friends and family were some highlights of our weekend.
I go through phases where I just can’t bear to imagine another meal, cook it, and then…eat it. I know, I really am a wimp sometimes. Anyway, when I find something that works and is delicious I’ve gotten better about writing the recipes down. Here is tonight’s dinner for 2 with enough for Ada to pick at.
1 lb.Â wild salmon, cut into two pieces
1 leek sliced super thinly I use the entire thing because it is YUMMY
3 Tbs. chopped olives (I used kalamata olives)
salt n pepper
1 tsp. olive oil
1 Tbs. Boursin
First: Preheat the oven and a baking sheet to 400.
Then: Cut two pieces of parchment paper about 16 inches long. Fold in half. Now pile half the leeks “below the fold” on each piece of parchment paper. Rinse the salmon, pat dry, sprinkle a little salt and pepper and drizzle the olive oil over it. Place the salmon on top of the leeks. Crumble the boursin and scatter over the salmon. Top with the olives and you are ready to go.
Fold the parchment into packets. Roll the edges to create a seal (you are trying to preserve the steam that will ultimately cook everything) they usually look like half moons when I am done.
Put your packets in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. Open your packet to check that the fish is completely cooked before serving everyone’s meal. mmmm, delicious!
This is a super quick meal with sides of cous cous for everyone. I am a notorious recipe hacker so experiment with the vegs and herbs and type of fish. Make sure that everything will cook fairly quickly so shredding vegetables or parboiling them first will help. I’ve heard this type of dish recommended for picnics because it keeps the food hot and for fancy meals because the presentation is so fun.
Well, enjoy your supper.