Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday, Monday.

Oh Monday. Lovely Monday.

You are not my favorite day.

Monday means back to the 'ol grind, right?

Monday means my one and only day each week with my husband has come and gone.

Monday also means it's linen day at the Jones' household. Linen day is the day I wash all of the sheets on our (used) beds. 

And today was extra (un)fun, because the first Monday of each month (April 30th was close enough), our bedding gets washed too.

I quasi dread Monday. I really don't mind doing linens. I think it's the whole idea that linen day means it's Monday.

But ya know, there's also something really great about Monday.

Linen Monday means you get to look forward to this...

...clean, inviting sheets and the satisfaction of having conquered another Monday. :)

Plus, I get to spend everyday with this chica. She makes my Mondays pretty worthwhile too.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pecan Crusted Salmon.

This is yummy and simple. That's that. Now on to the recipe. :)

Start with two salmon filets (or more, if needed). *Check for bones.*

Place filets in a lightly greased skillet/pan.

Chop ~ 1/2 c. to 1 c. of pecans (depending on how thick you want your pecan crust). I typically err on the side of more pecans.

In a separate bowl, combine equal parts dijon mustard and honey. I used about 1 tablespoon of each (more or less).

Stir until combined.

After lightly seasoning the salmon with salt and pepper, spread the mustard-honey mixture over the top of the filets.

Now it's time to sprinkle on the pecans. (Don't be alarmed by the amount of pecans I use... feel free to use less, but I like a thick coat.)

I like to sprinkle a little parsley on top too. I recommend combining freshly chopped parsley in with the pecans before topping the salmon when available. It adds a nice color and freshness to the dish.

The fish is ready for the oven!

Place filets in a 425 degree oven until light pink and flaky, about 10 minutes per inch of thickness, measured at the thickest part. I baked these for 12 minutes and they were just right.

The pecans get super crispy and the sauce caramelizes a bit. Oh my.

Serve along side your favorite vegetable and rice or sweet potato. (Don't judge how much asparagus I have on my plate!)

Enjoy :)

Abiding in the Word.

"The wicked shall return to Sheol, all the nations that forget God."

Psalm 9:17

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

30 weeks!

First, it starts off with a look...

Then curiosity sets in... and she's gone.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

This and that.

So we have a little inchworm on our hands! Here's the little mover...

If you're wondering why her hair looks a little funny, it's because she has oil on her head. She's had a little cradle cap, so I greased her up!

Lima Bean and Mama reading.

The following are taken at Andrew's store. Daddy and Mama were trying to get a little cleaning done, so Lima Bean had her first meal that she "ate all by herself." I feel pretty confident the highchair had a nice meal too. 

For all of you wondering why Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays... well watch this video and then you might know why. :)