Gah-Gah Gorgeous Weather!

I can not get over how beautiful this weekend was, we enjoyed perfect weather in Charlotte. The leaves are absolutely breath-taking and my run today was border-line hot.

Just look at those trees! I enjoyed the beautiful scenery as I did an easy 4  mile run with Daisy…

She was really tuckered out once we were done. I almost felt like I ran her too hard so I made sure to pamper her the rest of the night. Poor doggey is a little out of shape…just look at her staring into space.

For lunch I was feeling something easy and since we haven’t grocery shopped, I had to get a little creative. I settled on an easy tuna melt.

This was actually better than it looked and with such raw ingredients, it was ready in minutes. I also had some yogurt and triskets on the side.

For dinner we needed to use the salmon that was in the fridge but I wasn’t really feeling them as fillets. I wanted something different so I decided to make salmon cakes. These really hit the spot and were easy to prepare.

Salmon Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Eating Well

Ingredients:

  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 15 ounces canned salmon, drained, or 1 1/2 cups cooked salmon (I used fresh)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 3/4 cups fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs (Trader Joe’s organic breadcrumbs)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in parsley; remove from the heat.

Place salmon in a medium bowl. Flake apart with a fork; remove any bones and skin. Add egg and mustard; mix well. Add the onion mixture, breadcrumbs and pepper; mix well. Shape the mixture into 8 patties, about 2 1/2 inches wide.

Heat remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in the pan over medium heat. Add 4 patties and cook until the undersides are golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a wide spatula, turn them over onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining patties.

Bake the salmon cakes until golden on top and heated through, 15 to 20 minutes.

One of my favorite things to do on Sunday evening is to delve into some wedding planning. The plans are coming along nicely and if anyone is dying to know some details, I can post if you wish! 😉

Hope everyone has a good night. I’m excited for a 2 day work week and then going home to San Francisco for the holidays.

What are you doing? Any big plans?

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