Thursday, March 12, 2009

This One's For You Love

Where did this week go? Not that I am at all complaining, but I honestly can not believe how fast this week has occurred. I am beyond thrilled that tomorrow is Friday and look forward to a great weekend ahead.

I had another full day of work but did manage to squeeze in lunch with a co-worker and good friend of mine. We spent some time catching up at Panera which was just lovely. I always find it so relieving to get out of the office every now and then and spend an hour with someone over lunch. What a much needed release in a crazy workweek!

This day went by so fast that I really I can’t remember everything that happened. I was very content knowing that nothing was on the agenda this evening, so after the gym, the hus and I were able to make dinner and just unwind. Tonight’s menu was inspired by a post from Kath ( a few weeks ago…Salmon Cakes. I’ve made these a few times before and actually make a similar recipe to the one she did so once I saw them, I was totally in the mood. To make the cakes I combine canned Alaskan salmon with panko breadcrumbs, chopped olives, parsley, garbanzo beans, Dijon, paprika, salt and pepper. After they are formed into patties, I then place them in a hot skillet and cook on each side for about 4 min and then throw the pan in the oven to finish cooking. These are great and are a nice change from the traditional crab cake. Also, I told you I would be using more salmon this week since I lacked a little with last week’s super food.

I have to admit, I was quite inspired not only by the cakes, but also by the sides that Kath served with them. I totally snatched the salad idea from her and was extremely happy that I did. It was AWESOME! I roasted some broccoli and carrots with a little balsamic and salt and pepper. I then took some baby romaine and red lettuce and added avocado and red pear and tossed lightly in a maple fig vinaigrette. Once the veggies were done roasting, I added them to the salad and topped with a juicy salmon cake and a dollop of yogurt sauce. Wow, fantastic! What a great combo of flavors.
Thanks Kath, as always, for you wonderful ideas!

(Tonight's Plate)

On a seperate note, Toly mentioned to me last evening that some of he and his friends are disappointed that my blog has strayed away from focusing on him and is now more centered on healthy living and recipes. Apparently, they really enjoyed reading about him and are sad to not see many pictures or posts regarding him. I told him to get his own blog, but since I do love him dearly, I thought I would try to incorporate him a little more. So for the next week, I am going to try and reveal one interesting fact about my husband to you all. (Don’t worry hunny, nothing too revealing) Since he is a significant part of my life, I figure it won’t hurt to share some of the reasons why I love him.
So here is the first one….

Introducing My Husband.....

***Toly’s Background***
Toly’s full name is Anatoly and he does not have a middle name. He was born in Russia and came to America with his family in 1989. He speaks fluent Russian but you would never know this unless you heard it for yourself. He was a quiet baby and adventurous little boy; not to mention cute as button!

More to come on the inner workings of my husband. Hope he and all of his friends enjoy this! :)

Have a good night and here's to a fun and fabulous Friday!


  1. I've never thought to add blueberries to salsa.. what an amazing idea!!.. I can't wait for fresh tomato season.. yumm!!

  2. Yes! The blog has returned to the level of greatness it maintained when I discovered it! That is a FANTASTIC entry - a great mix of food and Toly!

  3. I agree, this week FLEW by for me (but I won't complain ; )

    Delicious looking dinner, like always and nice to "meet" your husband in your blog ; )