share
cookmode
print
You must be logged in to bookmark
Log In / Sign Up
bookmark
You must be logged in to rate
Log In / Sign Up
rate recipe
salmon

Happy Valentine’s Day! Eat Something PINK!

Published on: 02-14-2017

I’m sitting at my second office (Panera Bread) doing what I do best — procrastinating and watching other people. It’s an extremely productive way to waste time. Here come two 30-somethings dressed in jeans and cute tops. C’mon, give me something to chew on. No, I’m not interested in hearing about your cookie exchange. Next. The men at the table across from me are going over some sort of Excel spreadsheet. Bo-ring. I think one’s a regional. That’s a big thing down South. Regional Sales Guys. I don’t know what they are or what they do, but there sure are a lot of them. And, like pilots, they always seem to have hair. Ever met a bald pilot? Me neither. And I’ve never met a bald regional sales guy either. Can someone interesting please walk in here so I don’t have to do real work?

Been waiting for the coffee to brew for about twenty minutes now. Man, what does it take to get good office help around here? Oh wait, it’s not really my office.

Guess I should do what I came in here to do and update my status. No, I’m not talking Facebook. Status as in assessing the progress of each of my work projects, report to clients accordingly, and then take notes to figure out what’s next. Filling out status reports can either be an uplifting or an incredibly humbling experience depending on what actually happened during the week. Today it’s humbling. Because in addition to everything else, I pitched a new project and now I’m in the ‘waiting’ mode. I’m not good at waiting. It takes the control away from me and puts it into the hands of someone I usually don’t know (or like). But it’s part of the process. Which is why it’s good to come to Panera so I can focus on someone else’s life to divert my energy. Except nobody’s life seems very interesting today.

Here come a few newbies. Old guy with a laptop from 1980. Nope. Screaming kid with mom who’s trying to ignore him. I give her credit but I’m not liking the atmosphere right now. Tennis ladies in the full getup. Okay, I definitely need to find a new office.

That’s the thing about freelancing. You’re a little bit like a nomad. I can pack it up at any given point and find a new place to put up my family pictures. I don’t even have to give thirty days notice. I think I need a little more culture and diversity. I need to move my office out of the suburbs and into the heart of the city.

But for now I’m still stalling and trying really hard to find something worth listening to. I’ll try again with the regionals at the spreadsheet table. Can’t one of you say something incriminating? Something juicy about a torrid love affair at work? Something other than pie charts? I wonder what they’d think if they knew I was writing about them?

Since none of this is working I guess I’ll figure out what to make for dinner. Not excited about stir fry and am feeling the need for something healthy. Oh, wait, today is Valentine’s Day, isn’t it? Maybe I should do something pink. Something pink and healthy. Salmon. Yes, salmon it is. And there goes the hour.

Valentine’s Day Salmon

Ingredients

1 large salmon
1 lemon
few squirts brown mustard
capers
few tablespoons mayonnaise
sprig fresh dill
splash white wine (whatever you're drinking)
bread crumbs
few dabs butter

Instructions

1
Place salmon skin side down in a greased baking pan.
2
Squeeze lemon juice onto salmon.
3
Mix mustard and mayo in a bowl and brush over salmon.
4
Sprinkle capers and dill over salmon (capers are salty so you don't need extra salt).
5
Pour wine over entire dish.
6
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove and sprinkle bread crumbs on top of fish and then put back into oven. Bake until fish is no longer translucent in the middle and crumbs are lightly toasted.

I love Sour Patch Kids. I'd eat Ranch dressing on my shoe. My kids think I like my computer more than I like them. I have road rage.
    • Like
    • September 24, 2018
    Reply

    Like!! I blog frequently and I really thank you for your content. The article has truly peaked my interest.

  1. Likely I am likely to save your blog post. 🙂

  2. Reply

    Wonderful post! We are linking to this particularly
    great post on our site. Keep up the great writing.

  3. Reply

    It’s very effortless to find out any matter
    on web as compared to books, as I found this piece of writing at this web site.

  4. Reply

    Because the admin of this web page is working, no doubt very
    shortly it will be famous, due to its feature contents.

  5. Reply

    Hi! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to check it out.
    I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
    Fantastic blog and terrific design and style.

  6. Reply

    This piece of writing is really a fastidious one it helps new internet users, who are wishing in favor of blogging.

  7. Reply

    This is the right website for everyone who wants to find out about this topic.
    You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want to…HaHa).
    You definitely put a new spin on a topic that’s been written about for decades.
    Wonderful stuff, just excellent!

  8. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d
    most certainly donate to this excellent blog! I suppose for
    now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.

    I look forward to brand new updates and will talk
    about this site with my Facebook group.
    Chat soon!

  9. Reply

    I just want to say I am just beginner to blogs and honestly enjoyed this web site. Almost certainly I’m likely to bookmark your website . You certainly come with fabulous well written articles. Regards for revealing your website.

  10. Reply
  11. Reply

    I believe you have mentioned some very interesting points, regards for the post. 🙂

  12. Reply
  13. polo shirts are very casual and stylish indeed, most of the time i use polo shirts*

  14. Reply

    My brother suggested I may like this website.

    He used to be totally right. This put up truly made my day.
    You can not imagine just how much time I had spent for this info!
    Thanks!

  15. Reply

    jaiP3Ewu levitra online

  16. Reply

    7feWetNQ cialis pas cher

  17. Reply

    J7vMccLF levaquin uses

  18. Reply

    I would like to understand if it is possible for me to contribute to your site. I have some ideas that you could locate intriguing as well as would work with the general tone of your site. I have actually confined my email address in situation you wish to call me concerning it. I might leave this message on any one of your other web pages that I think I may have the ability to add to.

  19. Reply
  20. Reply
  21. Reply
  22. Reply

    1puPh6eY viagra for sale

  23. Reply

    It is the best time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you few interesting things or tips. Maybe you can write next articles referring to this article. I desire to read even more things about it!

  24. Reply

    Thank you for the sensible critique. Me and my neighbor were just preparing to do some research on this. We got a grab a book from our area library but I think I learned more clear from this post. I am very glad to see such fantastic info being shared freely out there.

  25. Reply

    great post, very informative. I wonder why the other experts of this sector do not realize this. You must proceed your writing. I am confident, you’ve a great readers’ base already!

  26. Reply

    ynsdGpHH cipro toxicity

  27. Reply
  28. Reply
  29. Reply

    V1zk8CYv cialis bula

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

My Kitchen Chaos
Close Cookmode