Hey hey and happy Fri-YAY!
This post is proof I practice what I preach. Earlier this week I shared an email with my newsletter subscribers (you can sign up here) espousing my love of salmon, a few fave salmon recipes, and why you should be making it more often this summer. If you want to see my fave salmon recipes email, check it out here.
So, back to me practicing what I preach…It’s that time of year for the sockeye salmon run (June-July). We took full advantage of this fresh salmon season and picked up a slab of sockeye. My fave way to cook salmon is when my husband does the honors on the grill. My man’s grilled salmon recipe/method definitely deserves the honor of being a Friday Fave and our dinner should absolutely be on your weekend menu. Our side dishes were inspired by a Memorial Day dinner we had at my cousin Erin’s lovely home where she effortlessly hosted us with both grilled salmon and chicken on her menu. Looks like the love of salmon runs in the family :). It was so good I followed her lead and served our grilled salmon with coconut rice, grilled zucchini, and a tomato and cucumber salad that I will have to write up for the blog and post soon (you can make this one until I get the new one done). Heledos Mexican popsicles and watermelon were dessert, making it a simply perfect dinner by a hostess who makes it all look easy. Erin, I love you!
BTW, it’s my baby Smudge’s 19th bday! I cannot wait for her to get home from Asia in 2 weeks so we can celebrate in person together!!
Here’s to another good weekend of good cooking, good eating, and good fun. Let’s do this! But first, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves. Enjoy!
Heading off on holiday? Here’s how to set out-of-office boundaries before you go.
The number 1 thing to pack for a trip (and it’s not what you’d think).
And, a flight attendant’s 12 etiquette rules.
This BTS of the new Little Mermaid is fascinating!
Succession fans, this clever cheeseboard, inspired by the show will make you smile.
Grilling gone wild. lol
Smudge declared she’s going to start baking when she gets home from Asia and I am going to ask that this poundcake be one of the first things she makes.
These protein-packed burrito bowls are perfect for Meatless Monday.
And this grilled zucchini and corn salad will be on repeat for me all season.
Pack the basket baby because these Italian sliders are picnic ready!
A creamy, easy skillet dinner for hectic weeknights.
This pasta shape is one of my favorites.
How to vent to your friends without bringing them down.
I bought this swimsuit that totally goes against my plain black or navy blue usual. And it’s such a deal.
If your husband is a big Ted Lasso fan, something from this collab would make a great gift for Father’s Day.
I have these outdoor illuminated spheres and they are so much fun by adding nighttime flair to the garden.
The best outdoor shade plants for all you aspiring green thumbs out there.
8 historic National Park hotels to spark your wanderlust.
Pretty outdoor spaces make picnics the new dining trend.
And finally, how to write a good eulogy. Ugh, I know all too well. Miss you so much D!
Okay, that’s it for this week. Get out and live and cook something good. XO
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