Thursday, September 27, 2012

Just Call Me, Ina

Note the strategic use of the comma in the title. I'm not comparing myself to Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, as I have done with Edna Mode, Harriet M. Welch, and Felix Unger. No, I am begging for an invite to one of her delicious meals.

Although I do cook barefoot. This can be dangerous. How many falling knives, pots, and hot splashes have I avoided by a quick hop, skip, jump or sidestep?

Dodging a few spatters of hot oil, I do believe I have mastered her salmon cakes.


We were left with a unexpectedly large amount of leftover salmon, due to certain children not being home for dinner.  This is happening far too often for me, both the copious leftovers and the lack of children at the table.

But what to do with the leftovers?  Salmon Cakes.  They were perfection.  They were so delicious that Frank requested a repeat for his birthday meal.

A new favorite in my recipe repertoire.

(Also on the plate is Ina's amazingly easy Herbed Basmati Rice and her Tartar Sauce.  And the cheaty part--frozen green beans with fried onions on top.)

So thanks for making me look good, Ina.  But I'll still come over if you invite me.

8 comments:

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh yes, brilliant and beautiful presentation :)

Mom on the Run said...

Oh my. That looks delicious. I'll be right over.

Mrs. G. said...

These look scrumptous. Ina, watch out!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Any time your children aren't going to show up for dinner, Laura and I will make the drive.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Brava!
And anyone who compares herself to Harriet is someone I automatically reallyreallyreally like.

Cassi Renee said...

There is no "cheaty" part. When one has created such a masterpiece of salmon, one can't alsobe expected to create gourmet veggie side-dishes.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Salmon.... Mmmmmmm...

Oil spatters and near-miss knife accidents aside, I also prefer being barefoot in the kitchen.

Aunt Snow said...

Love the Harriet M. Welch reference!