I hate winter. Most of it anyway. The first month is usually bearable. While it may be true that “it’s all my fault” that we live in Indiana, and I forced Brent to leave perfect, perpetually 72 degree weather in Los Angeles, I think the first month of spring after a particularly brutal winter usually makes up for it. There is no way I appreciated the sun living in LA as much as I have the past two weeks in Indiana.
In my pursuit of sunny, springy weather, I spent as much time as possible outside this weekend. That included making and eating Sunday’s dinner on the front porch. Brent’s not a huge fan of grilling (he claims it’s too much work for dinner for two) and he dislikes eating outside, but I disagree on both accounts and I got my way yesterday. Like Mara, I appreciate that grilled food is super simple to prepare.
Last night’s dinner was a combo of sweet potatoes, squash and salmon for me (steak for Brent). The sweet potatoes were rubbed with a mix of canola oil, cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne, and salt. The squash got pretty much the same treatment. My salmon was marinated in a combination of sesame oil, hoisin sauce, soy sauce and sriracha for about 30 minutes. Seafood is so tricky on the grill. I need to get one of those grill baskets or whatever they’re called. It only stuck a little bit this time though. It made for a delicious and colorful al fresco dinner.
Off to deal with a Micro final, study for my Physio final tomorrow and write a final paper for Wednesday. I’m almost done with the semester! 🙂 I’m starting to really look forward to the summer!