Apparently, this week’s theme is Dinner: A Love Story.
The center pieces of our meal? More of The World’s Cheapest Chicken Thighs and Some Wild Caught Salmon I Bought At Rainbow On Super Sale.
When I say that I bought Wild Caught Salmon At Rainbow On Super Sale, I mean that as I was walking the aisles, they were making the announcement via intercom and were physically marking down the labels with ballpoint pen.
So retro, I know.
Tuesday – Apricot Mustard Baked Chicken and Spicy Oven Fries from Dinner: A Love Story and Garlic Green Beans from Great, Easy Meals
The chicken and green beans were perfectly lovely, but the real star of the meal in my opinion were the oven fries. The combination of paprika-cayenne-garlic salt that they were coated with tastes nearly identical to Arby’s curly fries.
So basically they could have been a meal all their own.
But y’all know I’m a fan of Balance and Health. So instead they were paired with a vegetable and a protein. Just call it A Very Adult Decision.
Thursday – Thai-ish Salmon from Dinner: A Love Story with rice
I don’t know how long it has been since we horsed around with red curry paste.
But like I said, we had the salmon.
Since it was casually suggested that throwing in vegetables might be nice, I decided on a container of mushrooms (that we sliced and seared prior to dumping) and a few handfuls of peas.
Based on the volume that added (via mushrooms and peas), we basically tripled the amount of sauce because sauce is So Excellent. And truly there is no plight like the one of Not Enough Sauce. It’s the culinary equivalent of trying to dry swallow pills.
If we’re being completely honest, I had no idea as to how fish and curry would go together. Marcus is not the biggest fan of fish and he loved this, which is essentially the highest praise.
Plus, I think that we could be As Happy substituting chicken if that was the mood that struck.