Back in the Kitchen at Last – Salmon Paté – Will Be Served on Toasted Baguette – Snack Time in the Evening – Oatmeal Cookies Last Night –

Pink Salmon Pate

We have been strenuously busy but the rush is off on my part for a while. Why not spend some time in the kitchen doing what I like. Last night I baked oatmeal raisin cookies for oatmeal cookiesSteve. He likes them because they are more healthful than some other kinds (so we think). I froze most of them in three quart freezer bags to keep us from overindulging. Next time I’ll find another recipe. These didn’t pass my persnickety taste test. I was hoping for a more moist and delicate texture. Steve said they were delicious. He is a wise man always willing to please me.

This morning I prepared a recipe from allrecipes.com entitled Red Salmon Paté. I’ll never know if a recipe is perfect as is, because there is always something I have to change. I give the creator of the recipe my vote of confidence, but life demands adjustments. The recipe called for an 8 ounce can of red salmon, which I didn’t have. I used my 7 ounce can of pink salmon. I reduced only slightly the 8 ounce bar of cream cheese attempting to keep the proportions right. I didn’t have fresh parsley so I substituted dehydrated parsley and reduced it to half the amount. I chopped walnuts instead of pecans, not trying to improve the end result, but because I had no pecans. I did not decrease anything else, and it didn’t seem to matter. Steve was available to taste. We tasted it and decided I should add a bit more horseradish and grated onion. Now it is chilling in the refrigerator for our snacking time tonight.

When we begin our new life on the road, I hope to be cooking a lot, but it won’t be the same. Most meats probably will be grilled outside by Steve. He is a great grill man. Inside the coach there will be a small convection oven/microwave and most likely three little burners on a miniature stove for my cooking pleasure. Change is necessary and may be delightful and fun. I’m sure we will spend lots of time in restaurants. I can live with that.

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About Carol Ann Hoel

The new me - Carol Ann. More suitably said, the old me in new circumstances of life. Again. My history has developed in parts and chapters. In person, I am Wife, Mom, Grandma, Author, and Writer, in that order, more or less. Life is good because God is good.
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6 Responses to Back in the Kitchen at Last – Salmon Paté – Will Be Served on Toasted Baguette – Snack Time in the Evening – Oatmeal Cookies Last Night –

  1. Maxi says:

    I can’t believe it, Carol. Seems the last time I was here I was ready to jump into the plate … I come back and here are more goodies.

    Hope everything is okay with you and Steve. Have fun on the road.
    blessings ~ maxi

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  2. pattisj says:

    Sounds like another adventure waiting to happen. 🙂

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    • Yesiree! I like the way you put it – adventure waiting to happen! I am already experiencing short episodes of sudden excitement. It’s a little scary, but I say no to fear and yes to life on the road. Blessings to you, Patti…

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  3. We had salmon last night – Aug 4. Why do they have the ” l ” in salmon if you don’t pronounce it ? I think Hillary must be behind this to distract the public from meaningful issues and questions.

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    • Ha ha! Salmon is good for our health, with or without the silent “l”. We are getting ready to watch the debate (or whatever it is) with all the republican contenders for nomination. Blessings to you, Carl…

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