Monday, May 21, 2012

Nap strike, dinner with friends and Shaka Salmon

Lucy held her own little Nap Strike this past Saturday.  Pat and I tried nearly everything to get her to take a nap and she just wouldn't have it.  She must have known we were having friends over for dinner and desperately wanted her to get a good nap in before their arrival.  She's a smart little bugger like that!  Pat and I both tried everything we could think of and she flat out refused.  I went into her room to rock her for a bit and when I realized she was wide awake I decided to take a few pictures.  Silly kid!

Even with no nap she still did pretty good that evening.  We had friends over for dinner who we hadn't seen in awhile.  They have a little girl who is just 2 weeks younger than Lucy and we were excited to get the girls together again since they are at such a fun age now.  Lucy was a bit possessive of her toys to begin with, but by the end of the night they were running around laughing and playing like old friends! 

One of the funniest moments to me was that our friends daughter loves to hug.  And multiple times throughout the night she would walk over and give Lucy a HUGE hug.  Lucy pretty much hated every second of every hug and would stand there, not moving a muscle, crying her eyes out.  I'm pretty sure there are worse things to cry about kiddo! :) 

For dinner Pat grilled some chicken breasts for himself and our guests and I made this delicious Shaka Salmon. The recipe is below and I promise you and you friends will love it too!  It's a cinch to make and tastes delish.  Our friends liked it so much I had to get them the recipe before they left for the evening!  Sorry I failed to get a picture before it was all gobbled up.  But that should just tell you how yummy it was!

Shaka Salmon

1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 TB fresh lemon juice
4 salmon fillets (6oz)
2 TB brown sugar
4 tsp chili powder
2 tsp grated lemon rind
3/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon


Combine first 3 ingredients in a zip-loc bag, seal and marinate in fridge for at least and hour, or overnight. Turn occasionally.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine sugar and next 5 ingredients in a bowl to create rub mix. Set aside.

Prepare a baking dish by lightly coating with cooking spray.  Remove fish from bag and place in dish.  Discard marinade.

Gently cover fish with rub mixture and then bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. 

 Hope you all had a great weekend too!  The weather was fantastic and we enjoyed lots of outside time!

1 comment:

  1. i am so glad that you are back at your blog! your recipes, you, lucy and pat all look great! hope to see you all soon!