Hooray! It’s Friday!!! I have such lovely things to look forward to this weekend that I want to fast forward through this day and get to the good stuff. So sit back as I share some photos from beautiful Washington, and I’ll tell you all about it. 🙂
I’ve been very ill for the last week and cooped up in my house for so long I’ve got a serious case of cabin fever. Thankfully my lovely doctor has me feeling heaps better and I’m celebrating by visiting a whole slew of dear folks.
Tonight I get to have Chinese food with my grandies and parents, then spend the evening chatting up a storm with a new friend while we sip coffee and indulge in this Mocha Cinnamon Tart.
Saturday I’m heading down to Seattle for a mini-reunion with two dear friends from waaaaay back in the good ol’ days. I haven’t seen them in years and I’m SO excited that at last our paths have crossed once more and we get to catch up over a scrumptious meal and explore downtown Seattle.
Then I get to see my beloved brother and sis-in-law for more good food and great talks, and who knows what mischief we’ll get into. I don’t care what it is. We can sit and stare out the window for all I care – I’m just so happy to get to see so many people I love all in one weekend. 🙂
What are your plans for this weekend? Are you suffering from cabin fever like me? Or are you looking forward to some quiet, cozy moments at home? Whatever your plans, I wish you much happiness and will see you Monday morning bright and early to hear all about your adventures. 🙂
If you have a free moment today, my article on an Amsterdam Flea Market is up at The Travel Belles! Click here to view: A Colorful Grey Day in Amsterdam, and leave a comment to let me know what you think. 🙂
In the meantime I’ll share my favorite dish of this week: Hickory Smoke Salmon with Caramelized Onions. I love it so much I had it for lunch AND dinner today! The onions are cooked until they’re lovely brown and sweet. A handful of brown sugar and some liquid smoke make them even more tasty. Simply pile them on top of your salmon, bake the whole lot for twenty minutes and you will have salmon that is moist and packed with flavor. It keeps well in the fridge and reheats beautifully, so it’s perfect for weekday lunches.
Happy weekend! 🙂
Hickory Smoke Salmon with Caramelized Onions
1 salmon, split and deboned (can also use fillets)
3 large onions, halved and sliced thinly
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp liquid hickory smoke
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Lightly oil a baking sheet and place salmon on top, skin side down. Sprinkle with salt and set aside.
- Melt butter and olive oil in saucepan and add all the onions. Stir and cook for a long time, 20-30 minutes until onions are soft, brown and begin to caramelize.
- Add brown sugar and cook another 5-10 minutes.
- Add liquid hickory smoke, stir and cook for 1 minute.
- Pour onion mixture over salmon.
- Bake 20-30 minutes until salmon is cooked to desired level of doneness.