I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t in a bit of a slump. With the news of my husband’s upcoming deployment, I honestly don’t feel like doing anything other than sleep even though trying to get more than an hour of sleep at a time seems impossible. I don’t want to run, I don’t want to cook, I don’t want to do much of anything…I think my husband sensed my blues setting in, so he took me on a date on Friday. We only do date nights a few times a year, so this was just what I needed.
We had a great date, first by going out to a nice dinner, and finishing the night off with seeing the movie, “Burnt.” As a wanna-be Chef, this movie was all that and a bag of chips in my book, and it really portrayed what being a “real” Chef entails. I highly recommend it to any food lovers!
Today, staying with the theme of trying to quit feeling sorry for myself, I got up early enough to watch the New York City Marathon. A good friend of mine is running it, and I am always in awe of the enormity of this race. Watching the elites almost inspired me enough to go for a run, but my naggy Achilles and I decided to call it and clean the house instead. Because of course, I haven’t felt like cleaning either. I took out some salmon for dinner, and decided to change things up from my typical recipe of baking it with herbs and butter (recipe can be found HERE) and giving the salmon a little kick.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
1 fillet of salmon cut into 4 servings patted dry, seasoned with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard lightly spread on each fillet
Lightly sprinkle 1-2 teaspoons (total for all 4 fillets) of cayenne pepper over all 4 fillets, season to taste
Light sprinkle 1-2 teaspoons of brown sugar over all 4 fillets
2 chives, finely chopped for garnish
Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until the salmon flakes with a fork. Garnish with chives, and serve with your favorite side dishes.
What’s your go-to activity to get out of a slump? Do you like salmon? Did you watch the New York City marathon today?
Have a great week, y’all!