Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I will miss you this Lent. Forty days! Forty Hellish Days without my dear friend, Bread...or his sidekick, Tortilla. But the Carb I am really going to miss is Potato. Come on, I am Irish for God sake! It should be against the law or sacrilegious to not eat potatoes. I wont even think twice about Rice. My mouth doesn't even water over Rice. And Sugar really doesn't interest me, but Potato...uuuuh I already miss you and it hasn't even been 24 hours since you touched my lips. Thank God I didn't commit to give up Wine this lent. Couldn't I have given up being mean for Lent? That's realistic!
Ok I will stop...for now!
Valentines Day really doesn't do much for me. I know, I am a little behind in my posts but with all this low carb crap, I really am cranky and dont feel like cooking just meat and vegetables. (It's only been a day..you say?) I know but we have been leaning into this low carb for the last two weeks so today, Ash Wednesday isn't too painful. Anyways, back to the Hallmark holiday I dislike the most. I just feel that I married pretty close to perfection and he married pretty close to perfection. We should be good to each other every day of the year instead of just doing it up extra great once a year. So we stay pretty low key for it. But that still didn't keep me from making a nice meal. I made up a beautiful Salmon over greens that truly made my husband think I slaved for hours on the meal and trust me, it took 15 minutes, including opening a bottle of wine. This meal feeds two. I made some cheddar cheese biscuits which are not low carb but they are required when a growing boy is crashing your romantic dinner. And they looked nice on the plate.
Balsamic Glazed Salmon
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 TB fresh lemon juice
2 TB packed brown sugar
mix all ingredients in a bowl and put aside
2 6 oz salmon (I had three and there was plenty of sauce)
Pat Salmon dry with paper towels. Salt and Pepper well. Heat oil in a non stick pan over med high heat. Cook Salmon four minutes each side or until cooked through. Remove from pan. Carefully add liquid to the pan and keep stirring until thickened and reduced a little. Place Salmon over bed of greens and drizzle glaze over salmon. I like to drizzle over the salad too. I added cherry tomatoes, shaved Parmesan and artichoke hearts to the plate too.
Cheddar Cheese Biscuits
Preheat oven to 450
in a bowl mix
2 cups Baking mix (Bisquick)
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cheddar cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder (I just sprinkle, I dont measure)
drop by teaspoons onto greased baking sheet (I use an ice cream scoop so they are all the same size) Bake for 10 minutes
Immediately brush with 2 TB melted butter mixed with 1/8 ts garlic powder (again I dont measure)
at 3:52 PM