Thursday, May 19, 2011

Curried Salmon Steaks

So for the past while Jake has been suggesting salmon for dinner but I just haven't felt like making it because it smells pretty strong and I don't handle that as well as I used to. But! I don't work on thursdays so I thought I would surprise him and make curried salmon.

I found a recipe on one of my favorite websites- I seriously can spend hours on it looking at all these random recipes. Anyways, I luckily had all the ingredients and so I gave it a shot. I served it over rice with a green bean/broccoli/red pepper veggie mix thing that Shelly gave to us when she moved and I think over all, it was pleasing- at least to look at. :D

Curried Salmon Steaks

3/4c. finely chopped onions

8 tbsp. butter

6 salmon steaks


salt and pepper

curry powder

1c. sour cream

In a large skillet, saute onions in 4 tablespoons of the butter until transparent. Remove onions and set aside. Melt remaining butter in skillet. Sprinkle salmon steaks with flour, salt, pepper, and a generous amount of curry powder (use less if you prefer a milder flavor... I used what I thought was a generous amount and I probably should've doubled or tripled that amount). Saute steaks, turning once until they break at the touch of a fork. Remove to a warm serving platter.

Return onions to skillet. Add 1 tablespoon curry powder and mix well. Gradually stir in the sour cream. Heat sauce but do not allow to boil. Pour over steaks and serve immediately.

Mostly I just wanted to post this picture because I think it looks nice, haha. But it is a good recipe and its seriously easy.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Slip Cover

Tomorrow is mine and Jake's first wedding anniversary which is pretty exciting. Since we both love to eat out and go to movies we decided to celebrate today. So we went to Tucano's and then we went and saw Fast Five. (I liked it, I think, a little more violent than I like but you can't win 'em all) So! For my present Jake bought me a sewing machine!! Exciting. It's the "cheap one" as he says but I spent a lot of time researching them and I thought that this one would work wonderfully for what I would like to do with it and Jake somehow picked it without me even telling him about it. Whatta guy.

After the movie we went to Walmart so we could buy some fabric for a slip cover because, well, our couch is not pleasing to my eye... or anyones that I really know of. But it was free and I mean, it works. Its a couch, its cushy (ish), and you can sit on it so ultimately, its a win. We bought some brown fabric because that is currently my favorite color and I thought it would look nice with our blue walls. And I finished it tonight- obviously or this post would be such a tease.


AFTERIts nothing special, just a slip cover but I am so excited about it! I feel like the whole living room will look so much nicer and since I spill all the time it'll be nice to be able to wash it. :D

(I know there is a weird shadow in the pictures- I had to sit under a table to get the whole couch in the shot so we are dealing with the shadow)