More than a mid-week recipe…

The truth is – I rarely cook. That is great sell for someone who is about to post a recipe for you to try. But honest, it isn’t that I can’t cook, it is that my husband is better at it than me.

So first, I would like to say THANK YOU to my husband for all the amazing meals he has crafted for our family and friends. He is truly amazing! (Reason #1 why this is more than a mid-week recipe…GRATITUDE.)

Now for the recipe…

I always start with what I have. This week’s leftover’s included:(Reason #2 why this is more than a mid-week recipe…BE THRIFTY.)
 Salmon
Sautéed Kale
Brussels Sprouts

Additional, I had…
Pesto
Phyllo Dough
And other random items…like alder salt

What did I do now…I Googled a recipe using the key words: “salmon” and “phyllo dough” and looked for the easiest 5 star recipe I could find.

Here is the recipe I chose. (But don’t get too caught up in the details, the next part is really the best part of today’s blog.)

Wrapped Salmon – All Recipe.com

Salmon - All RecipesINGREDIENTS:
4 (6 ounce) fillets salmon, with skin and
bones removed
8 sheets phyllo dough
1/2 cup melted butter salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
4 tablespoons Dijon mustard

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. Cut the filets into log shaped pieces, about 2 inches wide by 5 inches long, keeping the filet portions separate. Take 2 sheets of phyllo dough, placing one on top of the other, and brush lightly with melted butter, covering the one side completely.
3. Place a portion of salmon (6 ounces), on the edge, nearest you, of the phyllo dough.

My Version:
Salmon openAs you can see by the pictures, I don’t follow directions very well. (Reason #4 why this is more than a mid-week recipe…YOU ARE ALLOWED TO COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES. YES, YOU ARE WELCOME.)

The main concepts are still intake: Salmon, phyllo dough, butter, salt & pepper, but I added leftovers of sautéed kale, and brussel sprouts. No one in our house except me likes mustard, thus the substitution of pesto was used.

 

 

Which leads me to a story. (Reason #5 why this is more than a mid-week recipe…PROFOUND MOMENT.) 
My husband says, “If there is a story to be found in nothing, I will find it.” Well, if I start making analogies about brussel sprouts that would be finding a story in nothing, but the mustard seed…now that has a story!

Did you know that the wild mustard plant is a weed? It can infest a field quickly and choke out other vital crops, reducing the harvest. But whenMustard%20Tree a mustard seed is planted in good soil, care for, fertilized, and pruned it grows into a fruitful tree.

Jesus tells this parable in Matthew 13:31-32: “Here is another illustration Jesus used: ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.’”

(Reason #6 why this is more than a mid-week recipe…FOOD FOR THOUGHT.) What wild mustard seed has been a weed in your life? Are you still allowing it to infest the harvest and choke out your life? OR have you allowed Jesus to plant the seed in good soil, water it with forgiveness, grace, and mercy to grow a fruitful tree?

The finished product…

Salmon 5

 

 

Bon appétit!

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