One Pan Salmon + Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

Happy Tuesday! As always I hope everyone is having a great week so far. I know Avocado Toast was the next recipe, but I NEED to share with you the dinner I made last night. This dish requires very little clean up. Recap why an easy dinner was needed last night.

Over the weekend the hubs and I went to Mammoth Mountain for a ski trip. Another couple living in Cali came with us. It was such a treat! Friends in California! {Can I get a few hand claps??} This past weekend was fun, exhausting, entertaining and beautiful all at the same time. California is truly a gorgeous states. Take a look!

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Not a cloud in the sky.

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How perfect does this look?

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Loved spending time with these sweet friends!

Our ski weekend resulted in tired brains and sore muscles. After stumbling upon this dish from Simply Recipes, I became hooked. Try different vegetables or fish to switch up this dish!

*I made a smaller portion for this meal.

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One Dish Salmon + Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus (recipe from here)

  • 6 new potatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 6 oz asparagus, washed and trimmed
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 large salmon fillet
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line large baking dish with aluminum foil.
  2. Slice potatoes and toss with olive oil and oregano. Place half side down on baking dish and bake for 10-12 minutes. Turn potatoes over and cook for additional 10 minutes or until slightly golden.
  3. In a medium bowl toss asparagus, olive oil and lemon zest. Toss with potatoes and move to side of baking dish.
  4. Drizzle salmon with olive oil and garlic. Place lemon slices on top of salmon. Place salmon on baking dish with other vegetables. 
  5. Place in oven for 10-12 minutes or until salmon is fully cooked.
  6. Remove from oven and enjoy!

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Foil Baked Tomatoes + Salmon

Happy Wednesday!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful and productive week so far! Anyone in need of an easy, healthy no-cleanup meal? Think no further.

Before I get to the recipe, let me share a few pics of the past week. The hubs and I have been enjoying the beautiful weather! We even became “touristy” over the weekend. We took a tour at Warner Brothers Studios. Highly recommended. Want to know why I really recommend the tour??? We sat on the same couch used in the last 3 seasons of Friends. Yep. I said it.

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Sunny and 75. Literally.

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Just hanging in Central Perk.

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Best “menu” ever.

Now lets get to that easy dinner. Last week I was not ready to brave traffic {for the second time in a week} in the direction of the grocery store. Full concentration with both hands on the steering wheel are still a part of my driving routine. One day I will gain confidence and hit the road without hesitation. Some day. After coming across cherry tomatoes and salmon in my fridge, a lightbulb came on. I did receive a little help from Giada on this easy dish. Her suggestions were perfect. Bake in foil and tossed after eating. No lengthy cleanup involved.

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Foil Baked Tomatoes + Salmon (recipe from here)

What you will need:

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt + pepper
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Drizzle salmon with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. In medium bowl combine olive oil, cherry tomatoes, onions, lemon juice, oregano and thyme. 
  4. Place salmon fillet, oil side down, on sheet of foil. Spoon tomato mixture on top of salmon and fold foil. Fold sides of foil over salmon so completely covered. Twist ends of foil so salmon is enclosed. Seal packets.
  5. Place salmon packets on large baking sheet. Repeat with remaining salmon and tomato mixture.
  6. Place in oven for 25 minutes or until fish is completely cooked. Use large spatula to transfer to dish.

Sweet + Salty Sandwich Cookies coming up!

Baked Chicken + Veggies

Happy Wednesday!

It has been way too long. Things have been a little crazy for us over the past couple weeks. I will fill you in on everything next month!

I have so many tasty recipes to share with you! Lets start with this easy, healthy and one dish dinner. In the upcoming weeks I will post a Weekly Dinner Menu. An inexpensive way to make 3 different dinners using the same ingredients. One trip to the store resulting in dinner for the entire week! Stay tuned.

The following dish can be made with a variety of veggies. You choose!

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Baked Chicken + Veggies (adapted from here)

What you will need:

  • olive oil
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 purple onion, sliced
  • 1/2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 bag of baby spinach
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Heat large skillet with olive oil. Add chicken and cook until brown on both sided, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  4. Add vegetables and sauté until tender, about 4 minutes.
  5. Add chopped garlic and spinach, sauté until spinach is wilted.
  6. Transfer vegetables and chicken to oven safe dish.
  7. Cook for about 20 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
  8. Enjoy!

Butter, Sprinkles and Sugar. Oh My! Up next.

One Pot Pasta

Its Friday…Friday! How was your week? Hoping it was wonderful. Who is ready for the weekend?? The hubs and I are heading out of town for a wedding. Pics coming next week. Anyone in need of a quick and fun Friday night dinner? Make tonight an Italian kind of night. This pasta recipe is beyond easy and super cheap. I combined a couple recipes but had the inspiration from the link below. Besides buying tomatoes and fresh basil, pasta and garlic may already in your kitchen. You will literally toss all the ingredient in a pot, sit back and relax, and wait for that timer to ring. Now pour yourself a glass of wine and get cooking! IMG_4065   One Pot Pasta (adapted from here)

  • 4 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 12-16 oz penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup basil, packed leaves
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  1. In a stockpot, combine water, olive oil, pasta, halved tomatoes, basil leaves, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Cover over high heat and bring to boil.
  3. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 11-12 minutes, or until pasta is cooked and water reduced. Stir occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and let stand for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in mozzarella cheese, stir until melted. 
  6. Serve immediately.
  7. Enjoy!

Warm Dip coming your way!

Weekend Update + Salmon Tacos

Happy Happy Monday!

The hubs and I are refreshed from a great weekend with friends, family and an Auburn win! Can I get a “War Eagle”!? The weather this past weekend was pretty perfect fall weather. Boots and scarves make me a happy camper.

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War. Eagle.

Anyone in need of a quick seafood dinner? Try salmon tacos for a hassle free meal. I made some quick yogurt dill sauce to add to the tacos. You can add any toppings to make them your own! Spinach, tomatoes, feta and dill sauce are a tasty combination.

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Baked Salmon

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Line baking dish with aluminum foil. Rinse salmon and pat dry.
  3. Place salmon on baking dish and drizzle in olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes (depending on thickness of salmon) or until fish is flaky.

Yogurt Dill Sauce (adapted from here)

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp dill
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix all ingredients until well combined in bowl.
  2. Top tacos with sauce!

Make these tacos original and make them your own. Try sautéed veggies, coleslaw, avocado or corn for an added topping.

Bootcamp Recipe next. Did I survive? Stay tuned.

Wedding Weekend + One Pan Dinner

Happy First Day of Fall!! The weather here is amazing.

The hubs and I are back from my sisters wedding weekend! The wedding was beautiful and my sister looked amazing. The weather was perfect on the mountain. The Lord blessed her with an amazing weekend. Here are a few pictures from the big day!

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Loved spending time with all these bridesmaids.

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Dotson Studios did an amazing job!

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Love my family!

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Beautiful sunset at the reception site.

Last week I stumbled upon a one pan dinner dish in less than 30 minutes. I had all the ingredients on hand which made this even better! Lexi’s Clean Kitchen did it again. Easy and healthy meal all in one. I omitted the sausage and made some homemade guacamole for the side. Delicious.

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One Pan Chicken Fiesta (recipe from here)

What you will need:

  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 8oz can salsa
  • 1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn
  • Sea salt
  1. Heat oil and garlic in pan.
  2. Add onions and garlic to saute.
  3. Add chicken and cook until thoroughly cooked.
  4. Add salsa and black beans. Allow to simmer for 6-8 minutes.
  5. Add sea salt or other spices. Serve hot.
  6. Enjoy!

Mexican dish with a spin. Coming soon!

Weekend Update + Sweet Potato Quiche

Good morning! Sorry for the late weekend update, after coming back into town we immediately started back to work. {Yay for reality} Yes…I said WE. The hubs is FINALLY home! He has officially moved back to Alabama. I never thought this day would come, but I am so thankful it did.

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This past weekend was full of family, football and fun. {Get it?} My entire family spend the weekend at the lake. This was our last get together before my sisters wedding. Here is a quick update on our family filled weekend!

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War Eagle! Enjoyed spending time with these siblings.

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Early celebration for mom’s birthday!

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Attempted to paddle board for the first time. Provided lots of entrainment for the family.

If you love quiche you will love the following recipe by Fourteen Forty. During my work week I need a quick breakfast each morning. Sweet potatoes were used as the crust. Need a cheap mandolin? Home Goods for $9. You can’t beat that price.

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Sweet Potato Crust Quiche (recipe from here)

You will need the following:

  • 6 small sweet potatoes
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella (or cheese of choice)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  1. Peel sweet potatoes and slice thinly
  2. Lay potato slices on pie dish similar to crust. Spray with oil and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove dish and reduce oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Heat oil and sauté sliced onion and crushed garlic for about 7 minutes. Stir in spinach until wilted and tender, about 4 minutes.
  5. Mix eggs and mozzarella in bowl. Add spinach/garlic/onion mixture to egg mixture.
  6. Place mixture in potato crust. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake for about 40 minutes or until firm.
  8. Enjoy!

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