Throw it Together

I don’t know why, but grocery shopping days are the hardest days for me to cook. I know, it’s weird. Fridge full of beautiful food, and zero motivation to cook.

I think I get exhausted by meal planning, list making, shopping, and bringing the crap home. So much so that by the time I need to be making dinner, my mind is going, “This again?”

This meal is for those days. When you don’t want to cook. When you want it to be easy and healthy. This one’s for you!

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Pesto Butter Salmon (THM S)

  • 1 lb fresh salmon filets
  • 2 Tsp prepared pesto (homemade or jarred)
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • salt and pepper

In a small bowl, mix together pesto and butter until just combined and refrigerate at least 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400.

Take the pesto butter out of the fridge along with the filets. Rub the filets with 1-2 Tsp of the pesto butter, spreading as much of it over the surface as you can. Season lightly with salt and pepper, and place in a deep baking dish. Place on top rack of the oven and cook 20-25 minutes.

Roasted Asparagus (THM S) 

  • 1 lb asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 2 Tsp EVOO
  • salt and pepper

Place asparagus on a foil lined baking sheet, drizzle with EVOO, and season with salt and pepper. Toss together with your hands to incorporate everything, and set to the side. *When the salmon is at its last 10 minutes of cooking, place the asparagus in the oven.

Mashed Cauliflower (THM S)

  • 1/2 large head or 1 small head cauliflower
  • 3 Tsp cream cheese
  • 3 Tsp butter
  • 2 Tsp half and half
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper

Cut cauliflower into chunks, place in a microwave safe bowl, cover with damp paper towel, and microwave for 7-8 minutes.

Place cooked cauliflower and the rest of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until desired consistency. Place mixture back into microwave for about 30 seconds to reheat (the whipping and cold ingredients can take the heat out of it).

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Easy peasy lemon squeezie.

 

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