Thank you all so much for all your sweet comments and emails today! Truthfully, it is a pretty hard day, but your comments never fail to make me smile!
I can almost imagine my brother’s face if he knew that two years later, I am still blogging and yes, it’s my real live job! He always joked around with me in the early days of the blog, asking if he could be on it. In my typical snotty big sister fashion, I would say of course he could not be on it, and now if he could please get out of my way while I take a photo of my dinner. Then, he would sulk and grab the last cupcake that I meant to photograph and race up to his room with it. Typical.
We got back from camping around five last night, exhausted and smelly (smelly is an understatement) but craving salmon for Easter dinner. So, Adam made his famous cedar plank smoked salmon and I threw together artichokes and spicy sweet potato fries to go alongside it.
Guys, if you haven’t made this salmon yet you need to…like, tonight. We used a mango chipotle marinade from Whole Foods and it was out of this world.
For the artichokes, I just simmered them for about half an hour until tender and served them with a dipping sauce made from a mix of mayonnaise and lemon juice. Adam had never eaten a whole artichoke before and it was quite amusing teaching him how to scrape the leaves with his two front teeth and then cut off all the artichoke fur to get to the yummy, tender heart.
Sweet potato fries were easy. Just cut into very thin slices, toss with olive oil, salt and cayenne and then bake at 450 for 20 minutes.
Dessert was s’mores over the grill. It was a bit of an unconventional Easter dinner, but perfect all the same.
Totally unrelated, but has anyone seen Soulsurfer? I’m dying to see it!!