Salmon, A Dog on a Bean Bag and a Blind Taste Test

by sara on July 30, 2012

I picked up a couple filets of salmon at Sprout’s the other day because they were the manager’s special.  I thought that meant the manager and his family went out and caught them that morning but turns out it means they are about to expire so they are discounted to get them off the shelf.  Either way, I feel like I got the better end of the deal.  I found a recipe on Pinterest which turned out to be dumb because I think they were using an Easy Bake oven so I had to make some adjustments (oven temperature, time cooked).  People on Pinterest are just like Facebook users.  They probably screw up a recipe 10 times but post the best pic and say it’s the best recipe and so easy!  Kinda like how I only have my Glamour Shots photos as profile pics.  Weren’t we talking about salmon?  Cut up a couple lemons into thin slices and lay them on a piece of foil large enough to wrap a pouch around your piece of salmon.  Put the salmon skin side down on top of the lemon slices.  Sprinkle that thick piece of fishy meat with some salt and pepper and either drizzle olive oil on top or put 3 slabs of butter on like I did.

Wrap it up and fold up the ends.

Bake at 400 for roughly 20-25 minutes (depending on how much junk yo salmon got in its trunk).  It should flake apart when it’s done.  Voila. Magic.  Serve with asparagus.  Then eat ice cream for dessert.

I bought this Lovesac at my old company’s employee auction so we could have something to lounge on when we play video games.  Fact: we sit on the floor 99.9% of the time and have never played a video game.  Good thing Enzo likes it.

During my recent Sprout’s shopping trip, I noticed they have a store brand of Pirate’s Booty!  I was torn because Pirate’s Booty was also on sale but Sprout’s Secret Stash was still a dollar cheaper.  I decided to buy both and set up a blind taste test to see if I could tell them apart.  I want to be in charge of naming store brand items.  My favorite ever was Minyard’s Dr. Topper, the off brand for Dr. Pepper.

Jason set up the taste test while I looked for my Ray Charles sunglasses.

There, I’m ready.

Sample bite #1.

Smells like pirate’s booty.  Could be Secret Stash.  Maintain composure.  Don’t panic.  Gameface.

Take your time, Sara.  You have a lot riding on this (I had nothing riding on this).

Sample #2.  It was hard finding it because I had dog drool on one hand and my blinders were on.

Hey Sample #2 I know you!  You aarrrrrrrrrrrr very familiar!  You are the booty of a Pirate!

Jason declared me the winner!  Food Expert!  Unfortunately, I could totally tell the difference and much prefer Pirate’s Booty.  Secret Stash, you might be a dollar cheaper but you taste like poop dollar.

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Janice July 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm

LOL dude I was freakin crackin up laughin reading this. Congrats to you. Secret Stash, that’s hilarious. You sure know your booty. OMG can Enzo’s face be any more precious???? *note to self, change FB profile pic

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