I’ll be honest with you. The past few weeks have been difficult – spending every day in the hospital watching your father fight for his life difficult. I did not cook these past few weeks. In fact, I had to force myself to eat. Luckily for my mother, brothers and husband, we have far too generous friends and family who handled the cooking for us.
Yesterday, my dad came home from the hospital. He is on the road to recovery. It is a bumpy, up and down kind of road ahead, but we are grateful beyond words to have him home. As a family, we decorated the house with banners, welcome home balloons and good food. We had a feast for the family and then my mom made a special meal just for her and dad.
We will be incorporating more lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and homemade meals into our diets going forward. As a kick-off to a more balanced approach to meal time, I’d like to offer this Giada recipe for Salmon with Lemon, Capers and Rosemary. I made it for the first time back in February and have been meaning to post it ever since! This is a “Don’t Fear the Fish” recipe because the salmon cooks in the foil packets without any additional attention from the cook. Yes, salmon is high in heart healthy omega-3s… and it is also absolutely delicious when prepared correctly! Don’t scrimp on the salmon. Find a good fishmonger or grocery store with a fresh seafood department. I served this with Herbed Quinoa and a Salad. Oh, and before you make this recipe, go hug or dance with your dad if you are lucky enough to have him here. Enjoy!
Recipe by Giada De Laurentiis – click on link above to access recipe.
Photos by yours truly.