Simplicity. That’s what I’ve been after recently. I dream of nothing more than coming home to a clean, decluttered house, where all the kids’ toys are placed away neatly, the dog has magically learned to behave himself around guests, and — above all else — the skylight in our master bath has stopped leaking.
But alas, things don’t always go the way we’d hoped.
There are toys scattered throughout practically every room in our house, our 12 lb Maltese-Yorkie is still barking at leaves as they blow by, and my sweet little 1.5 year old daughter has just face planted into a puddle of water in our bathroom.
Welcome to adulthood.
At the end of a crazy day (of which there have been many recently — seriously, why is home ownership so exhausting and financially draining?), I turn to simple, quick meals to turn my mood around.
And I suppose also because I don’t have the energy to put together anything too fancy…
Don’t be skeptical of the mayo on this salmon. If you’ve ever had tartar sauce with seafood, then you know how delicious the two can be together.
Here the mayo acts as a binding ingredient for the panko. The lemon zest, however, is my favorite part. While the mayo keeps the salmon incredibly moist (I mean, it’s salmon, so unless you cook it way too long it should remain pretty moist as is), the lemon zest brightens the whole dish up. You could use lemon juice if you’d like, but the zest has a stronger, more vibrant flavor. So, so delish.
Moist, lemony salmon, crispy potatoes, and sautéed snap peas (a special request by my son). If it weren’t for the countless calls to contractors and roofing companies, I’d say this Tuesday wasn’t too bad at all.