Simple food is the best food

Sunday night dinner. They are usually a pretty good dinner. Mainly because I'm not running to get home from work and pick the kids up from school. It's a slower pace day, I even had time to grocery shop. Combine all of that with actually having all the ingredients for ONE meal that everyone eats. Such a treat. 

This week I had a conversation with a client about how sometimes complicated food isn't always the best. More ingredients don't always produce a better, more tasty dish. Sometimes there is something to be said about simple. Fresh, healthy food that can shine on its own. So that is what I was going for tonight.

I looked in the fridge and pulled out lots of fresh vegetables. Tonight it was corn on the cob, asparagus, butternut squash and sweet potatoes. All cleaned, peeled, chopped and then roasted. I only added 2 simple things: olive oil and a salt combination that I just love. It so good on so many different things. One pan (easy clean up always a plus), and I roasted on 425 degrees for 20 minutes until golden brown.

The real star of this meal was the salmon. Before I cooked it, I cut into single portions (less cooking time = feed hungry family faster) and played on a baking pan. I then spooned a teaspoon of dijon mustard onto each piece of fish. I sprinkled some dry dill, kosher salt and pepper and placed some small lemon slices on top. Roast for 10-12 minutes on 425 degrees. 

This was a fast, healthy dinner that everyone (even the non fish loving husband) ate. Best part, there were leftovers to take for lunch tomorrow. This meal felt good to eat and cook, a pretty good way to get this week started.