Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Quick and Healthy Weeknight Dinner and New Ride

Does anybody else think it should be Wednesday already?  I’ve been up since 4am when Scott’s alarm went off to catch a 6 am flight.  I couldn’t fall back to sleep, so I just got up.  Maybe that’s why it feels like it should be Wednesday already.  Solo parenting also makes the week go slower.  You realize how much your partner does, when he/she is gone. 

Enough of that babble, onto the food.  I thought I would show you the quick and easy (not to mention healthy,) dinner we had last night.  I tried Trader Joe’s salmon burgers for the first time.  They are basically raw ground wild salmon, formed into a burger.  We tossed them on the grill, and then topped with some leftover Greek Chopped Salad from the weekend.  It was such a delicious meal.  I highly recommend these burgers if you like salmon. 



Salmon is a wonderful source of omega 3 fatty acids.  Omega 3 fatty acids can be beneficial for everything from decreasing triglycerides, to reducing inflammation, to helping in depression.  It is recommended to get 2 or more servings of fish/seafood per week that are high in omega 3 fish oil. (examples are salmon, halibut, tuna, sardines, mackerel, herring)  Have you had your omega 3’s today?  

On the side we had something else from Trader Joe’s that I swear by; the whole wheat couscous.  Love this for a quick side dish.  DSC02286

Two minutes in the microwave and it’s ready.   I added a few sauteed mushrooms and some slivered almonds to dress it up. 

(Please excuse the white bread buns, which of course is shunned upon in the blog world.  We were using up leftovers from Ava’s “baby-que” birthday party. )


We needed a quick dinner last evening because I went to pick up my (early) birthday present. 

Remember last week, when Ava got a new ride on her birthday? 


Well, Mommy did too.  Since quitting my job in pharmaceutical sales last fall to stay home with Ava, I’ve shared a car with Scott.  It has worked pretty well since he works from home.  That said, our busy weekend activities, and more activities with Ava during the week, have made us think that a second vehicle would come in handy.  Last night, I finally got to pick up my new car!


(notice the little bow on the windshield

Scott was trying to copy those Christmas commercials because I always joke when we see them that I never got a car for Christmas.  All thoughts of a night of cooking were abandoned and I took her for a test drive. 

Tuesday To-Do’s

hard core sculpt class at the gym

Ava’s 1 year checkup with pediatrician

grocery store

feed out of town neighbor’s cat

swimming with Ava

read about how to program stuff in the car

Well, looks like I have a lot more on the to do list…

Do you eat 2 servings of fish per week, or do you use supplements to get your omega-3 fatty acids?


  1. I love Trader Joes salmon burgers!

    Congratulations on the new car. I love the bow!

  2. Congrats on the new car!!! I love WW couscous for dinner; it's so quick and delicious.

  3. Oooh a new car :) How exciting!

  4. Congrats on the new car!! The bow is too cute. I do eat seafood pretty often, but I'm picky about it- it has to be fresh!

  5. Nice on the car!!! I would love a new one but I know that's not happening for a long time.

    Your little girl is adorable. Did she just turn 1? My daughter turns 2 in Oct and I can hardly believe it!

  6. Fun car! I didn't realize you did pharm sales before!
    I have been trying to eat enough fish, but I do take a supplement because it is probably closer to 1x per week for me. Salmon burgers make it easier to fit in though!

  7. I definitely stink at getting enough fish. I guess because I don't tend to buy much meat or fish. I really should remedy that.

    Love both of the new rides!

  8. I don't always get 2 servings every week, but I really do love fish so I'd probably never need to take Omega 3's. I also eat chia seeds and other foods that contain healthy fats. However, if tuna didn't have the whole mercury problem, I'd probably be getting WAY more than 2 servings of fish per week!

  9. Hi again! To answer your question on my blog...my sister in law is a doctor so she was nice enough to call in a px for me so I didn't have to go into the dr. The thought of having to wait at the doctor's office just about put me away! :(