Embrace the Camera Thursday 8.25.11 & 20 Minute Recipe Search!

Hi ETCers 🙂  Here’s our deal today!

See this family…

We need some help!

We are tired of ordering dinner in, but the mommy featured up there gets harassed by the baby up there, every time she tries to cook our family dinner.  This results in either ordering in something quick, or heating up some sort of frozen meal.  In my defense, our frozen options are of the healthier variety from organic markets & Trader Joes, but I’m bored with this stuff.

Here’s where all you other mommies come in!  I’m looking for recipes that take approximately 20 – 30 minutes prep to plate.  The hunt will benefit anyone looking for quick and easy recipes because I will put everything together into an organized post & re-post so everyone can have all the recipes!

Here’s my entry!  I hope everyone loves it as much as I do 🙂

Dijon Lemon Salmon: (serves 2)

  • 1lb wild salmon (or any salmon you like) – this also works with Arctic Char!
  • 1/2 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp garlic (either minced or paste)
  • black pepper to taste

In a small bowl, mix the mustard, lemon juice, garlic & pepper together.  Cut the salmon into individual pieces.  Spray a broiler safe pan or cookie sheet with non-stick spray & place the salmon skin side down (or just flat if you prefer salmon steaks).  pour sauce over salmon, making sure to cover the whole surface.  Put it on pretty thick.  Broil approximately 10-15 minutes. The mustard will get brown & bubbly in spots.  That is ok – I usually just broil until it’s well done b/c that is how I like it!

(I never use measuring devices to make this – I eyeball it, & the consistency should be less thick than the mustard alone, but still thick enough to cover the salmon!)

I make this with some roasted broccoli & cauliflower & tadaaaa!

So delicious!

If you guys have any quick dishes you recommend, either kid friendly, or husband friendly, or both! Please email me @ LKSquaredblog@gmail.com or leave them in the comment section!

I hope everyone can participate!  I’m looking forward to some delicious, nutritious meals!

6 thoughts on “Embrace the Camera Thursday 8.25.11 & 20 Minute Recipe Search!

  1. The recipe looks delicious. I love finding new favorites.

    My new strategy for getting dinner done quickly is batch cooking. Last weekend I grilled 16 pieces of chicken, then chopped them up and froze them in portion size amounts. Now we can throw them over pasta and pesto sauce, make a quesadilla or add them to a salad in no time at all. Super quick and no clean up.

  2. This is my favorite thing to make when I know I won’t have time for dinner. http://www.crock-pot.com/Recipe.aspx?rid=376
    It’s bbq pulled pork. I throw the pork in the slow cooker in the morning, leave it on low all day, pull it when I get home from work and throw some bbq sauce on it and it’s ready to go. If you get a good bbq sauce you don’t even need to add anything else to it. Then I just throw some veggies in the microwave and voila! a delicious meal.
    My husband is a real meat and potatoes kind of guy and so this is perfect for us!
    Happy (quick) cooking! 🙂

  3. I totally understand the dinner drama…you have a cute family though. 🙂

    Home made mac n cheese is lovely.

    12-16oz cooked pasta
    2 packages of your favorite shredded cheese ( i like 6 cheese blend & Monterey Jack)
    1/4 cup butter
    1/4 cup flour
    1 3/4 cup milk
    2 cups bread crumbs or seasoned stuffing

    1.melt butter in sauce pan
    2.add milk and flour, stir until thickened
    3.remove from heat and stir in cheese
    4.add cooked pasta to the cheese sauce
    5.top with bread crumbs or seasoned stuffing
    5.bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

  4. Pasta Fasule
    8-12 oz Elbow Macaroni
    2 15oz cans tomato sauce
    2 15 oz cans great northern beans (UNdrained)
    2 cloves garlic (pressed)
    salt, pepper, garlic powder & ital seasoning to taste

    *Boil pasta according to directions. Drain. Return to pot
    *Add rest of ingredients and allow to simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
    *Serve with parmesan cheese

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