Snack attack!!! I was hungry and freezing cold this afternoon and this snack of a hot pear with raw oats and nut butter solved all of my problems ; )
I also went for a walk and chatted with my mom and enjoyed a nice dinner with my other one!! Check out those locks of love!
Karen brought over salmon and we cooked sweet potatoes and green beans to go on the side.
Cocktail hour beer tastes! His + hers.
The salmon was perfectly cooked – thanks to mastering the pan-seared, oven-finished method. You sear the salmon in a pan of medium-high olive oil (maybe 1 tbsp per 2 servings of fish) and don’t even think about flipping it until you can see the edges curling up. Flip and roast in a 400* oven for 10 more minutes. Perfect every time! Our only seasonings were salt and peppa.
The beans were sautéed with an orange and more salt and pepper
And these potatoes….oh my. So good!! I cut them into wedges (need to do this more often!), rubbed with about 1 tbsp of olive oil for the whole pan plus salt, pepper, cinnamon and cayenne and roasted for 40 minutes – flipping halfway through. Perfection!!
We dug into a box of sweets Alex packed up for us from the bakery. My gosh, I need an intervention. Can’t keep my paws off of ‘em!
The reason for our celebration tonight was a concert – the Virginia Bellas [JENNY!] performed at UVA and Karen, Matt, Alex, Ellen and I went to cheer her on.
Jenny just happened to sing my current favorite songs: "Don’t You Wanna Stay” and “You and I.”