It doesn’t get much easier than a sheet pan dinner. Roasted salmon with asparagus and crispy potatoes works for a weeknight or a dinner party.
You guys, I woke up this morning and realized with some amusement that I’m basically the Trump voter of Super Bowl fans. (Yes, not ALL Tump voters, I know.) Since Cope is from New England, I’m happy with the result of this contest where the jerks who won are reviled by a huge portion of the country. I don’t usually care about football, but when “my team” swooped in at the last minute for an unexpected victory, I was pumped. And when it comes to football, I am not only uninformed and largely uninterested in critical thinking — I’m also prone to smug self-satisfaction for knowing the smallest of facts, and I like to be loud about it. “Girls, that’s a touchdown because the BALL crossed the PLANE!” (Nods head, pumps fist while everyone rolls their eyes.)
I wonder if this will give me some new perspective on the election.
But maybe I won’t hold my breath.
Anyway. Now that football season is over and I’m back in more familiar territory, here’s something I do know a thing or two about: dinner.
We’re more of a dinner-in-a-bowl family than a meat-and-potatoes family, but sometimes fish and two veg on a sheet pan is just what the doctor ordered. Roasted salmon with crispy potatoes and asparagus that’s magically steamed to crisp-tender all on one pan, showered with fresh herbs and lemon juice, could not be easier to make. It’s perfect for a weeknight but also presents beautifully enough to serve straight from the oven at a dinner party. (more…)