I’m about to share a recipe.
This WILL NOT happen often.
but, by some random miracle, I stumbled upon a meal that was–in all categories–a success.
(I feel so silly sharing this recipe because it’s not particularly pretty, or at all gourmet, but sometimes–especially when you have young kids–simple is more important.)
It happened, first, because I’m trying to eat the food we already have in the pantry.
(I don’t wanna go too deep into this right now, but lets just say that I’ve been put on a cash only, financial diet–I’m not good with virtual money.)
I basically buy fruits, vegetables and dairy–then try to make meals out of the staples I already have.
Second, many nights a week I have a very short time to eat.
We go to swimming lessons twice a week with gymnastics in between–those three days we also have activities in the evening–so, I literally drive to the lesson, drive home, make and eat dinner, and drive to the next event.
Dinner has to be quick.
Which leads us to last night:
I was scrounging around trying to pull something together.
I got out leftover salmon, flaked it, and started dumping in ingredients.
- cherry tomatos
- salt and pepper
- couple TBS of mayo
- and a couple of TBS of hot sauce
So, I had a salmon salad or sorts, what am I gonna do now?
I didn’t wanna make patties.
I thought about hollowing out cucumbers and filling them with this salmon mixture. But, I decided that there was already a lot of crunchy going on.
Also, we’d had salads the last two lunches and dinners, so I was craving something really hearty.
I decided to roast up some potatoes.
(cause nothing spreads a buck around like some potatoes.)
I use red potatoes because I heard they have less sugar, (no idea if that’s actually true.)
I coated them in olive oil, salt and pepper, baked them, mashed them into the bottom of a pan, and layered the salmon on top.
Then I put a thin layer of sharp cheddar on top. Put the whole thing in the oven for a few minutes and called it good.
AND EVERYONE LOVED IT!!
I mean, both kids asked for THIRDS. Which truly never happens.
The clean up was SO easy!
Which is a SUPER bonus.
AND, the kids asked for it again for lunch.
Two meals, out of ingredients I simply had.
Miracle of all miracles!
Joy to the World!
Bless my Soul!
I’m so grateful when little moments like this happen.
So, there you go. It’s not a real recipe, but it’s at least an idea…
and I’m all about sharing those.