All By Myself
Last night, Michael was out of town on business, so I was all alone for dinner.
I decided to make Herb Crusted Salmon on top of a salad.
Some friends and I were talking once and they were shocked that I bother to cook whenever it is just me.
My response was, “I have to eat too!”
Honestly, I like preparing meals (whether for other people or myself) because it makes me feel good to cook healthy fresh food. My body deserves to be well fed no matter what the circumstance.
To quote those old cheesy hair color commercials, “I am worth it!”
Herb Crusted Salmon
Ingredients (for 4 people)
4 salmon filets (about 6 ounces each)
¼ cup fresh finely chopped parsley
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 clove minced garlic
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 egg white
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
⅓ cup Panko bread crumbs
½ teaspoon thyme
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and spray sheet with cooking spray. Place salmon fillets on sheet. Brush salmon with mustard. Then mix oregano, thyme, pepper, sea salt, parsley, lemon, garlic, and Panko crumbs in a separate bowl. Next, whisk egg white into bread crumb mixture to bind ingredients. Then spread this mixture over the mustard. Place salmon in oven for about 20 minutes depending on thickness of fish. Broil for an additional 2 minutes (for a crispy crust).
Here are some other meals that I’ve made when I’ve dined solo…
Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of mornings, afternoons, and evenings when I don’t feel like cooking for anyone. On those occasions, I have a few easy solutions which I plan to share later this week…so stay tuned!
After dinner, I watched “You Again” with Kristen Bell. Well, I didn’t watch it with her. She was just in it. Would have been cool though. 😉
The movie was a little on the cheesy side, but it kept me entertained. Then again, I’m kind of like a baby. You could dangle a set of car keys in front of me, and I’d be entertained!
Do you cook for yourself when you are eating alone? What was the last chick flick you watched?