A Tale of Two and a Half Dinners
After I picked Maya up from school, picked up the dry cleaning, read Maya about 20 books at the library, and gave her a bath, Maya said she wanted to eat. Stat. Of course dinner wasn’t ready and when she asked why I told her it was because I’d been doing my nails since picking her up from school. She thought for a second and then said “so what’s for dinner?”
I think my sarcasm is a bit much for a four-year-old to understand.
With limited time and even fewer groceries I made what Ali now calls Greek Style Chicken Parmigiano. Sounds like a bad mix of two very distant cuisines, doesn’t it? But it turned out surprisingly well.
I sautéed some organic chicken breast in olive oil, added some tomato sauce and then shredded the chicken. I put a dollop of hummus (hommos?) on some Trader Joe’s Arabic bread, added some organic spinach and mozzarella cheese and put the whole thing in the oven at 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
When dinner was ready 15 minutes later Maya had already eaten a banana and an apple so she barely ate half of her “chicken sandwich.”
As a side dish I roasted some sliced zucchini in olive oil and baked it at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
Since I don’t eat chicken or bread I decided to make myself some salmon instead. I used my foolproof Salmon Marinade but divided it by four to make enough for just one piece of fish:
1/2 Tablespoon of plain mustard
1/2 Tablespoon of soy sauce
1/4 Tablespoon of olive oil
1/4 Tablespoon of apricot jam
1 Tablespoon of capers
1/4 of a medium onion
Combine the first 4 ingredients and pour over the salmon. Sprinkle the sliced onion and capers over the top and at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
After – served over a bed of spinach:
My photography is getting better, isn’t it? Okay so just humor me.
Although this was delicious I wasn’t very hungry tonight so I just ate about half of this with some zucchini. I asked Ali to remind me how much I love this salmon so I can break away from the scrambled eggs rut that I am in. I saw him put a note in his iPhone. Seriously, he really did. But he’ll probably forget he did, so I’m sure I’ll be back to eating scrambled eggs again soon enough.
Have a good night!