Thursday, August 26, 2010

Updates!

Let me just tell you....pregnancy + MBA homework + working + puppy = one tired girl! But things really are going well here! Getting ready to start my 24th week and take a quick trip out of town with Pat. We have been told by just about anyone who has ever had a kid to take a trip now while we can...because once our little girl arrives this December....life will never be the same. So, Chicago....here we come!

I am sorry I don't have a recent belly pic to share either (they are on Pat's camera which I don't have with me at the moment) but rest assured...it's getting bigger! We did put the crib together this past week and here is a picture! It's crazy how our home is already getting ready for the baby. She is now kicking and punching up a storm too which I love! What an amazing feeling!


Things with our little puppy Roxy are going great too...although she is more like a toddler now than anything. She has endless energy and must sniff and put everything into her mouth! But she is such a joy and makes us laugh each and every day.

Here is one of her latest antics....she likes to climb into the shower! I snapped this picture real quick before she hopped in with Pat. Yes, she is a true water dog!

And she also insists on sitting on our lap during car rides. Here she is snoozing away. I hate to break it to her....but her time on our lap is getting short as she keeps growing.


And finally....a supper yummy summer meal to share! This came together in a snap and if you like salmon and like strawberries...I promise you will love it! I just tossed some potatoes in the oven too and made baked potatoes to go along with this meal...how easy is that???



Salmon with Strawberry Salsa
Adapted from Annie's Eats

Ingredients
Salsa:
2 cups fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled and diced
1 cup fresh tomatoes from the garden (or store), chopped
2 scallions, white and green portions, sliced thin
1 tsp fresh flat leaf parsley, minced
1 tbs balsamic vinegar
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
Drizzle of olive oil
Drizzle of honey
Salt and pepper to taste
4 salmon fillets
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

1. To make the salsa, combine the strawberries, tomatoes, scallions, parsley, vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, honey and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Mix well to blend, then cover and refrigerate while you prepare the salmon.
2. Preheat the broiler.
3. Line a baking sheet with foil and place the salmon fillets on the foil.
4. Squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice over each fillet and season with salt and pepper.
5. Broil about 6-8 inches away from the heat source and cook fro about 10-12 minutes or until done.
6. Transfer salmon to serving plates and top with strawberry salsa. Serve warm.

Last Bite: Even though there is a ton going on right now (probably in your life too) I promise this really doesn't take long to whip up, and it's perfect on a warm summer night! Enjoy!








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