Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Comfort Food & Four Legged Furry Friends

Life has been hectic and a little bit of a rocky road (reminds me of the ice cream...mmm I could go for some right now) these past few weeks and as per usual, I have found that my love for cooking is the perfect way to wind down after a hectic day. On nights that Ashley and I don't cook together, it would be easy to just hap-hazardly throw something together and get it over with but alas, if I am going to eat, I might as well make it delightfully delicious and all things wonderful. Last night after a long day I pulled out some fresh ingredients from the fridge and whipped up a kitchen miracle in no time. My upcoming girls weekend in Charleston has inspired me to keep it extra healthy this week. I started by cutting up some fresh garlic- always a staple to the beginning of any good meal. I topped a fresh piece of wild salmon with garlic, a drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle of salt, fresh cracked pepper and lime juice. I baked it in the ovena s I always do and it was perfect. I sauteed up some fresh spinach with the leftover garlic and in another little pan, I cooked up some cute button mushrooms with oregano, salt, pepper and a little bit of red wine. An easy meal for one and it took me all of about 25 minutes to put together.

The other highlight of my dinner...the little puppy at my feet while I enjoyed every last bite. I have been taking care of my sister, Andi's new little Shih-Tzu Poodle puppy, Ozzie! I know he has nothing to do with the "good food" portion of this blog but he has brought a lot of peace & love into my life these last couple of days that we have had together. (really, I just want an excuse to incorporate this four legged furry friend on my blog because he is too cute for words! Look at that face!) Ozzie is like my little shadow and follows me everywhere. (Andi calls him velcro dog!) I really love that little puppy so much. There is absolutely no way that a little dog like that cannot make you smile all over your face! He is a little blessing who is now a part of the Nido family.


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