Saturday, June 4, 2011

Short and sweet

This is the last weekend before school is out for the summer and there is a lot going on...

The Boy is taking the SAT exam today and then will be studying for final exams the rest of the weekend...

Speaking of The Boy, aka the bottomless pit, yesterday afternoon he came home from school and pulled these out of his backpack...
A half-gallon of sweet tea, a bag of potato chips and frosted sugar cookies. Apparently, most of his classes had end of the year parties after reviewing for exams. The Boy, seeing leftover food, snagged the leftovers and shoved them into his backpack.

His teachers probably think he is a poor, malnourished boy whose parents don't take care of him.

We do! We do! While The Boy was scavenging for junk food, Mr. Wonderful and I were at Costco stocking up...
We feed him! We just feed him healthy food, not junk food.


The Princess has a rehearsal today and then tomorrow evening is her showcase for ballet. NOT a recital, thank goodness. I've had to sit through way too many recitals through the years. The studio where she has been taking ballet does a showcase at the end of the year instead. No costumes, no gimmicks, no learning A dance instead of learning TO dance. It's a choreographed class, set to music, on stage. The kids memorize the combinations and demonstrate them for the parents and guests and the modern classes and graduating seniors do a dance.

I much prefer the showcase!

We had a fabulous dinner last night...grilled Copper River Salmon with orzo and a Caprese Salad.

(Caprese salad recipe found here.)

Long time followers of this blog may remember that we look forward to Copper River season all year long. The season is short, only about a month or so, but the fish is fabulous.

If you've never had it before, get thyself to a Costco (jet fresh!) and get won't be sorry!

Just squeeze a little lemon juice over the fish, drizzle a bit of olive oil over it and sprinkle some dill on it. I also added some lemon slices and slices of shallot. Then grill it.

Whatever you do, don't settle for farm-raised salmon.


It's NOT the same.
Farm raised salmon, with food coloring added to give it that sickly looking pale pink color.

Gorgeous Copper River Salmon, deep red and bursting with yummy flavor!

Also this weekend:

I am planning to wash the gray outta my hair...clean and organize my pantry which I just did a few weeks ago but I have two teenagers who are incapable of putting anything back where they found it...putter around in my herb garden...wash sheets...shampoo carpet...make hummous...and try to finalize summer plans.

What do you have planned for the weekend?

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