We are moved in and almost settled. So close. I always forget how all-encompassing moving can be. How many little odds and ends need to be bought and replaced. The endless trips to Target. And my personal favorite, the $1ooo grocery shop. When all of your belongings are in storage for almost 3 months, the movers cannot pack any food items or cleaning products, so you have to start all over again.
We still have quite a few boxes, but thankfully, they are all unpacked. The upside? We love our new house and are so happy to be together as a family again. We had a glorious summer, and we all really needed the break. I was feeling run down and drained, and I was so grateful to have days on the beach playing with my kids and reading books. I know that it was quiet around here, I promise that I have all sorts of great new things to share with you starting today.
One of the things that I missed the most was cooking in my kitchen. I did very little cooking or baking over the summer and I missed it like I miss an old friend. So many people feel like cooking is a chore, an ends to a means, but to me cooking is a pleasure. Of course the weeknight-cooking-to-sustain-5-people routine can grow weary, but when I am in the kitchen, I feel happy and peaceful. It is a place for me to turn on some music, chop, stir, and mix to my hearts content. I get the best ideas when I in the kitchen, and I am so ready for this next phase of our lives.
My husband and I have a moving philosophy that is not so fun, but when are finished I am so glad that we did it. We just get it done. For 2 days, we did nothing but unpack boxes and put everything away. The house is in order and the only thing left is to hang pictures on the walls. We got so much done that we had an extra day before Wes had to go back to work so we went into the city and went to see some dinosaurs. I also was thrilled to make dinner and sit around the table with my family in our new home. I wanted to make something healthy and fast, and this quick salmon is just about as good as it gets. So flavorful and easy, easy, easy. I made a quick salad and dinner was served.
2 – 4 pieces Coho Salmon
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
freshly ground pepper
Chop some scallions and scatter over top of salmon. I served mine with a simple salad with my honey dill dressing.