Thursday, September 23, 2021

What's For Dinner?

 Hey There!  Good Morning!

How are you?  I've been sleeping better, so I am doing well.  It feels a bit balmy outside and it is quite breezy.  Dampness in the air - I'm thinking it will end up being kind of a rainy day.  Yesterday I actually was able to cross several more things off my "must do before vacation" list, so that is being whittled down.  A nice feeling.  Work was busy, but I managed to find time to make cookies, do some knitting and a little bit of stitching!

Today's recipe is for Firecracker Salmon.  We had this earlier in the week (tonight we are having wings on the grill).  This is an easy and tasty dish.

Firecracker Salmon

Mix up a marinade for the salmon:

  • 2 TBS soy sauce
  • 1TBS Sriracha
  • 1 TBS EVOO
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp ginger (fresh is nice, but dried works well)
  • Red Pepper Flakes

Spread the marinade over your salmon filets and refrigerate for 1/2 hour.  Cook at 425 for approx. 18-20 minutes.

See?  Very simple and very tasty.  We had this with some farro and carrots cooked with a cinnamon stick.

The cookies I made yesterday were These - Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.  The dough came together quickly.  I added some dried cranberries and some pepitas to the mix and they are good!  More like a cake texture than a cookie.  Also, the recipe states it makes 36, but I guess mine were a little smaller as I ended up with 60!  

Fletch even liked them, and he prefers a crispy, crunchy cookie.  We will take some with us on vacation and I plan to give the rest to Colin when he comes over tonight.

Today...after my Thursday financial reports for work...I will be making a (new to me) recipe for granola bars.  Again - some to take on vacation and some to share with Colin & Mailing.  I'll let you know how those turn out and will share the recipe if it's a good one!

Meanwhile, onward and upward...lots to do today.  Hope your Thursday is a good one.


  1. Those cookies look delicious! I've got a recipe for pumpkin-chocolate chip muffins that I only make in the fall, and now I'm just waiting for fall weather to actually arrive so I can make a batch. I'll be looking forward to hearing about those granola bars!

  2. Yum, the cookies and the salmon sound delish! I wonder if the cookies (with extra stuff added in) would work well as bars? I'll have to try it out.

    Here's hoping the day goes quickly for you! We had rain yesterday, and today it is delightfully cool and crisp, so I hope that's what's coming your way.

  3. Fall is definitely here in NEO! High temps in the low 50s today. Leggings and sweater weather. Love soft, cakey pumpkin cookies. My recipe is an old one from the back of Libby pumpkin puree. I refuse to put in any raisins, though. Ugh.

  4. Those cookies look delicious. Yum! I'm glad you're getting things done for vacation too. I would love to be going on vacation. We got our shingles vaccine yesterday. My arm is SORE, but I feel good that I finally did it. I've procrastinated too long when I've already had shingles once.

  5. I might have to try those cookies! I have company coming on the weekend - I plan to make a banana bread, but this would be fun too!

  6. Thanks for the Firecracker Salmon recipe. I love salmon.

  7. Those cookies look amazing! Yum!! (and I am saving the salmon recipe... sounds delicious!) Thank you!

  8. I bet that marinade would work on chicken or pork too. You know I don't do FISH! LOL

    Glad you enjoyed though.

  9. Those cookies looks yummy! I've been digging into the chocolate chips I keep in the pantry. For some reason I've been on a chocolate binge these last few weeks.

  10. You even get to vacation with Co1in !!!!! How fun is that? Can't wait to see photos