Feb 11, 2009

Writing Assignment - Favorite Things!

Time for another addition of Mama Kat's writing assignment! This week I am going easy and will list five of my most recent favorite things!



1. My regular readers know that my hubby bought me a new 20" iMac for Christmas. I am seriously in love with this computer. It's sleek, beautiful and does everything I ask it to do!
2. I have been using the cream lotions from Bath and Body works for a long time now. My current favorite scent is the Japanese Cherry Blossom.

If you are like me and can't wear perfume, this lotion is a great alternative. The scent last and last. People frequently tell me I smell good when I wear it.



3. Taking a great picture is so satisfying and this little baby helps me do just that. Since starting my 365 photo a day project my Rebel goes just about every where with me.


4. I can not live without my At a Glance desk calendar. I recently discovered the 18 month academic calenders that run from July through December. When you have school aged children(a volunteer a lot) having a calendar that matches the school year is a must have.

5. Now I give you a favorite recipe (hey, isn't that another prompt??). One of my families most favorite meals are Salmon patties. Now you people who hate fish stop screwing up your nose. Fish is your friend.....oh, wait, it is food. It is good food.

The beautiful thing about salmon patties is that you really don't need to follow a recipe in order to make them. In fact I make them a little differently each time I break open a can of Salmon.

The basics:

1 can of Wild Salmon
2 eggs (beaten)
1 cup of fine bread crumbs or cracker crumbs
juice from half a lemon
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
half a onion and one clove garlic finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste.

Drain Salmon and remove the spine (or crush it up....it is edible). Flake the salmon and add beaten eggs, bread crumbs, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper. Form into patties and cook in a skillet with just a little bit of oil and a pat of butter. Cook on low heat until the outside forms a nice brown crispy crust (about 10 minutes total).

The beauty of salmon patties is that all you need to do is start with the basics (salmon, eggs, bread crumbs) and you can add from there. Love capers? Add them. Love peppercini's? Add them. Love the taste of dill.......add it! You really can't screw these babies up.

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Photo credit: All images were borrowed from Google images!

23 comments:

Lorina said...

YUM! wow.. I really should have posted a recipe. sigh..

I love that lotion too!

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

Mmmmmm salmon is my favorite fish... I just bought some wild caught Alaskan today...

The canned is really nice too! I use it in place of tuna... very yum.

Awesome favorite things.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the recipe. Salmon patties are something my mom makes, but I have never tried. I'll have to give it a shot!

Jenners said...

Such great stuff in this post!

I'm totally jealous of your iMac by the way! But hubby promises that when this computer goes, we can switch to Mac. Perhaps this PC laptop will be having an "unfortunate accident" some time soon.

And I'll have to try that body lotion. God knows I need to hydrate and smell better! I do love that store.

And I've been looking for an easy fish recipe to try to get my little guy to eat fish but I'm scared of cooking seafood but this I think I can handle! I am going to try it.

Heather said...

OOOOH YUM! Japanese Cherry Blossom is my favorite, too! Doesn't it just smell delish?
Thanks for stopping by my blog this week!! Come back soon. :)

angie said...

I can't live without my desk calendar, either. I usually can't even go IN Bath and Body works without getting a headache, but this year I found two things from there I like. Have you tried the cashmere lotion? It smells great too and isn't overwhelming. I'll have to try your lotion out for sure!

Melissa said...

I love Bath & Body Works too... My favorite is Midnight Pomegranate!!

Jo-Jo said...

I am with Bruse on this one....Fish are friends not food.

mine, by magpie said...

i'm so jealous of your imac!!

junebug said...

I'm in love with your new computer, too! It looks fantastic.
Can't wait to try your recipe.

Denise said...

Ooooo, I love Japanese Cherry Blossom...so good, it's the soap I have in the kitchen right now!

Great computer...my husband works at Apple and would definitely say the your husband chose a great imac!

NateAndJakesMom said...

OK, I hate fish but need to find away to get it into our diet... I like crab cakes. Are these similar? Does it taste like fish?

Jen said...

that lotion is MY favorite sent too. I just love it. Not too flowery with a hint of sexy. Yeah!

Debbie said...

I made salmon patties last night! We love them. And all I wear is B&B scents.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I haven't had salmon patties in years, you have just peaked my interest again (I totally bookmarked it)! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

I love everything on your list. I want it all! I love salmon...

blueviolet said...

The Japanese cherry blossom scent is wonderful!

Mama Kat said...

I'm ridiculously jealous of that camera right now. You just had to go and flaunt it in my face like that. You're such a tease.

Sera said...

Your blog is so cute! I wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

I always wonder about other's obsessions - love this!

Lindsay said...

I wish I'd done this prompt. Is it too late??? :)

I love my computer, too. I got a new one a couple of months ago, and I can't believe I'd been using such a slow one for so long.

I'm with you; I can't do perfume. They're usually too strong, and I can never quite find a scent I like.

I haven't done salmon patties since I was a kid and my grandma made them. I might have to add that back in the menu.

Mommynightowl said...

mmm, salmon. looks like a great recipe. I have never smelled the japanese cherry blossom but i love their sweet pea lotion.

Mason and Terri's Mom said...

so I've got the lotion and the calender, but CAN I GET THE MAC and the camera? tee heee!!!

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