Saturday, November 6, 2010


I didn't know I had it in me, to predict the future and make it come true (sort of).

Yesterday I made one of my husband's favorite dishes:  Salmon Fillets with Creamy Dill.  There was extra sauce, so it went into a casserole dish to bake along with--great to put onto rice!

Here is my version of that recipe, which comes from

     1 LB. salmon fillets
     garlic powder
     1 1/2 C. mayonnaise or plain yogurt or a combo of each
     1/2 C. prepared mustard
     1/4 tsp. ground thyme
     1 tsp. dried oregano
     1/4 tsp. dried basil
     2 tsp. dried dill

     Put the salmon on a greased baking sheet or a 9 X 13 pan. 
     Sprinkle both sides of each fillet with salt, ground pepper, and garlic powder.
     Mix the rest of the ingredients together and spoon onto the top of the salmon.
     Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20-40 minutes (till the salmon is easily flaked
     with a fork).

At dinnertime as I removed everything from the oven, we remarked upon the fact that the casserole dish was dripping water; I've never seen such a thing before, but we think it's because it had been baking on a rack right above the salmon and steam had collected on the outside.  We vaguely wondered if the dish itself was broken, and laughed because we have had it since our wedding, and probably you can now find these dishes in the antique stores.

I HAVE seen toys from my past in antique stores!

(Secretly in my head, I was praising myself for having taken such good care of the dishes all these years too)

Pride goes before a fall, and it fell right out of my hands!

  The yellow in the sauce is MUSTARD--lots of it.


The set of three is broken, and one of us got to eat dinner much later than the others.


  1. You worked for nothing and you had to clean the mess . I have compassion . I hope you had  helpers to clean.Love Michel

  2. Oh no!  I'm sorry, I'm sure that was fun to clean up!

  3. awwww. It looked so good.I'm glad you had the presence of mind to get some photos, at least.

  4. @TobyBo - Yes, they all laughed at me when I went to get the camera.  Might as well get some sort of use out of it all!

  5. Haven't you heard of the three second rule? I guess the shards of glass would negate that. I spilled half my oatmeal in the sink this morning after cooking it. I was miffed but luckily for me I had made too much anyway. I got full. 

  6. Awesome that you got the camera!  On my major kitchen disaster a few years ago, I ran to cry in the bedroom, and my husband cleaned it up.  No photos from that one!

  7. @husbandofawife - So sorry about your oatmeal, but oh my goodness about the 3-second rule!  I still found some glass on the floor yet today!

  8. @LadyoftheManse - Well, it was fortuitous that running away caused it to be cleaned up!  Your husband is very kind...I did have help too, and sometimes I cry, but I guess that just wasn't the day.