52 Weeks – Week 14

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Week 14

We kicked off the week with some Passover fun! There is so much I love about this photo. Thanks for taking it Ella!

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We had this crazy beet tartare salad that sort of looked like a giant raw hamburger on the plate. It tasted good though, I promise! I think the best part was the roasted pecans. Andrew did good!

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This is what you get when you go out to eat on Passover.

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And this is what you have for breakfast the next morning. Mimosas are totally kosher for Passover!

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We had an extra chicken sitting around so we roasted it along with a mountain of vegetables.

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Lots of Passover baked goods call for a lot of egg whites. So what do you do with the yolks? Make lemon curd!

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Fun fact: chia seeds are kosher for Passover. I made some strawberry chia jam. Too bad we couldn’t put it on biscuits.

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I went to Denver for the day for a work meeting. It seems silly to fly 2/3 of the way across the country for a four hour meeting. Oh well. I got to see my cousin though and that was awesome!

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Are you sensing a theme with our Passover dinners?

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Sunday Night Dinner – Salmon and Ratatouille

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After a relaxing day enjoying the beautiful weather, Andrew and I headed down to Jen and Evan’s for dinner. We didn’t know what we were having, but in my head I was secretly hoping for something cooked on the grill because it was a perfect day for grilling.

We walked in the door and in the kitchen Jen and Evan were pondering the best way to cook a very large, very beautiful piece of salmon. Taking a page from Andrew’s parents, we told them to season it and wrap it in a pocket of aluminum foil and stick it on the grill to poach.

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It worked like a charm. The salmon was seasoned with just some olive oil and hearty dash of salt and pepper. It was served with a butter lime sauce and was flaky and flavorful.

I thought we were having salmon and some vegetable for dinner, but then Jen turned a pulled this beauty out of the oven.

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Seriously, look at that! Her ratatouille was not only pleasing to look at, but it tasted great too. Apparently the way to eat ratatouille is serve it over couscous with a little bit of goat cheese. You mix the whole thing together and it no longer looks beautiful, but it tastes amazing. The creamy goat cheese mixed with the soft vegetables and the texture of the couscous is so good.

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52 Weeks – Week 13

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Week 13

Mid-week date night started with pizza at Giuseppe’s in Rockville. I’m a big fan of their pizza.

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It’s the 30th anniversary of The Breakfast Club. Andrew had never seen it before (what?) so we went a special showing of it at our local theater. Instead of previews they had interviews with the cast and other people about the movie. They totally gave away the whole story, but as Andrew said, “The jurisdiction on spoilers is probably less than 30 years.”

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Post-bout visit to Good Stuff Eatery. Andrew got a weird orange milkshake (or frappe as we like to call them up in MA). My team, the DC DemonCats won and played one of our best games of the season. So awesome.

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Went for my first run of 2015. My knee felt fine. The rest of me was in pain.

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We went climbing this week. Andrew and I met at the gym after work and showed up in the same outfit. We need to plan this better in the morning.

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Mike and Erin met us for a sushi dinner. This makes two times in less than a month! We thought we ordered too much, but we polished it off pretty well (except for the Philadelphia rolls we accidentally ordered. Cream cheese in sushi is weird.)

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Always enjoy a good seaweed salad though.

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This is my new go-to lazy meal. Avocado on toast. My derby team love avocado. I’m learning to like them.

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I made a brisket. It’s topped with caramelized onions. The onions I bought were huge! (That is a normal-sized raspberry for scale.)

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All the garlic popped out of the brisket while it was cooking.

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