Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Swimming Upstream

That's what I feel like I'm doing! So much to do, and want to do, so little time! I took one of my tests today and it wasn't too bad. The worst one, pharmacology is on Friday. So basically, until I'm done with pharm I will continue to feel like a salmon. :-) So, I give you salmon croquettes. I made these SO long ago and don't think I've posted them. If I have, please forgive me! These are a childhood favorite and one of the few things that I eat with ketchup. Somehow, the "mushy" inside with the crispy outside is pleasing. Along with them, I give you a simple salad (from another meal) that is oh so spring and oh so refreshing. With omega-3's in the fist and anti-oxidants in the salad, this is the perfect meal for Sweetnick's ARF-5-A-Day Tuesday. Head on over and check out the other recipes.
Salmon Croquettes
1 15 oz can salmon (2T juice saved)
1 egg
1/3 cup mined onion
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Clean salmon (making sure all bones are removed). Mix with the egg and onion. Stir in flour. Add the baking powder to the reserved juice. Stir this into the fish mixture. Heat a skillet and either spray with cooking spray or drizzle some olive oil in the bottom. "Fry" the croquettes until they are browned. Enjoy.

Strawberry, Feta, and Romaine with Balsamic Vinegarette Salad
Fresh romaine lettuce
feta cheese
balsamic (or your favorite kind) vinegarette

Clean and cut lettuce and strawberries. Toss in a bowl with the feta cheese. Serve with dressing and enjoy.


Cate said...

Swimming upstream - I like the analogy and totally feel it. Mine is always - riding on an out-of-control carousel that doesn't stop. ;)

The croquettes look good!

Peabody said...

Hang in there and good luck with your test.

Anonymous said...

You always amaze me with all you do and get done. I would be completely overwhelmed!

Anonymous said...

Hey claire, those salmon croquettes look yummm and easy. Just wondering, does canned salmon have bones?... now i feel dumb.haha.

Glenna said...

Good lunck with the pharmacology test!

Unknown said...

Cate - Thanks! I usually fail at coming up with "cute" titles and was excited that I actually had one this time.

Peabody - Thanks...I'm almost through this week.

Kristen - Believe me, there are times I DO feel overwhelmed. The only way I get through is the strength of God in me!

Victoria - Don't feel dumb. SOMETIMES there are bones that just sneak their way in there. Usually it's just some cartilage (that can be eaten) but I like to get all of that and the nasty looking gray stuff out of there! :-)

Glenna - Thanks! I'm about to start studying for that one!

gail@more than a song said...

Busy times, good luck with your pharm test!

I love salmon patties and make them frequently.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

For whatever reason, now I have Dory from "Finding Nemo" stuck in my head, saying "swimming, swimming, just keep swimming" :)

These look great Claire! You know, it's funny how your taste changes. My mom loved salmon croquettes and made them a lot when I was growing up. I didn't like them then, but I do now. I have a recipe I make (adapted from Eating well magazine) and they're good. There's a creamy dill sauce to go with them and I really like both of them. Yum-o!

That salad looks good too! Love your pictures :)

Annie said...

Reminds me of my Dad. He used to love salmon croquets!

Unknown said...

Gail - Thanks...test went okay, not as bad as it could have been.

Stacy - I LOVE that movie. My favorite part is when Dorie talks to the whales! My mom wants the dill sauce recipe...she thought that sounded really good.

Annie - Glad I could bring up a good memory!

Anonymous said...

Made your Rose pie this morning with apple pie filling (for breakfast). I gave my mom the recipe and she loved it. Hope you did well on all your tests. Jancd

Erika W. said...

Hope you're doing well Claire and the swimming is less arduous. :-)

Anonymous said...

yum! i love salmon and really like the idea of using more cost-effective canned salmon. :)

Anonymous said...

Keep your chin up! There is an end to the madness somewhere.

I love salmon cakes such as these....a little bread crumbs on the outside would amp up that crunchy factor too!

gail@more than a song said...

Claire, did you get the dill sauce recipe from Stacy? Because I think I have it if you didn't get it yet.

Unknown said...

Jancd - I SO glad that you're enjoying the rose pie...it's so versatile and easy but delicious.

Erika - It's getting there...except that after this week I have nothing but STUDYING for a month until the biggest test of my life thus far...must pass to continue training. No pressure! :-)

VC - The canned stuff isn't bad either - I was going to get some this week but prices have gone up, so I'm waiting. Think I'll use up some frozen ground turkey from my freezer.

Kate - Thanks. Sometimes it just seems as if it never ends! The breadcrumbs sound like a great idea.

Gail - Thanks. I did get it and passed it on to my mom!