Turkey Lettuce Wrap Tacos

As the main (read: only) cook in our house, I am the one responsible for figuring out dinners and therefore am the one who goes food shopping to get the ingredients for the said dinners. Since the dinner menu is planned the day of, I tend to go to the store almost every single day…besides Friday-Sunday, which are my days off from cooking and we eat out.

Yesterday, I decided to plan several dinners in advance so that I could spend less time at the supermarket and more time doing other things….drinking wine, working out (ha!), catching up on my shows. So I went food shopping and got everything under the sun from the produce isle and then made a delicious dinner. Of course today, I don’t want to cook what I planned for tonight – which means that i will be heading back to the grocery store today to buy more stuff for whatever else I come up with to cook –¬†basically resulting in the other groceries to go bad.

And round and round it goes.

Here’s last night’s dinner…

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Dessert is kind of a must (I blame my mother for instilling this habit)

…Fresh Cherries

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Gatsby….our mostly devilish, sometimes cuddly, always hungry fur baby….

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Thanks to Kalyn’s Kitchen for the recipe!

Food Bartering…

So last night my friend Gerrie came over to help with the look and feel of this fabulous blog.

I hope you guys like!

I paid him for this work in food….. Garlic-coated salmon topped with a tomato basil relish served with lemony asparagus and baked fingerling potatoes, to be exact. To quote Gerrie, ‘Best dinner I have had in a very long time!’ And not only does he give good compliments, but he brings wine as well. Love friends who tote around bottles of wine.

I also love recipes that don’t require too many ingredients. And even though this specific meal consists of 4 different pieces, most of the ingredients we¬†repeated…garlic, pressed through a garlic press, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, etc…. Of course, in my typical fashion, I focus on 1 piece at a time…so i press the garlic for the salmon marinade, put the rest of the garlic away, rinse the garlic press and move on. Then I start on the 2nd piece of the this delicious meal…the tomato basil relish… chop up some cherry tomatoes, some basil …. and then what does it call for??? PRESSED GARLIC! So I have to whip out the garlic and dirty up the press again. Same goes for the lemon zest. I zested 3 lemons at 3 different times. What’s the lesson learned here??? Do it once, and spread out the amounts to satisfy all pieces of your recipe. We’ll see if I learned my lesson next time. Doubtful.

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Oh…you want the recipe dontcha?

The Salmon Dance by the Cozy Apron

Today is the day…

….I start my brand-spanking-new blog! This is something that I have been thinking about doing for several years and NOW, I’m finally doing, instead of just thinking about doing. Woooohoooo! So stay tuned…I’m SURE I’ll be obsessing over a recipe or someone else’s living room or closet shortly!

Love,

Yana