Does this question strike fear in your heart? Is it 5:00 and you have no idea what you are going to eat tonight? I am happy to report that there is hope. 

There is a new Topic on my absolutely free website called Speed Cooking. Speed Cooking is designed for the harried person who is tempted to drive through the fried chicken place on their way home.

The key to Speed Cooking is buying the right things at the store. Click on  Speed Cooking Shopping List.  It will take you to a list of food items that I keep on hand at all times. 

My dinner plans for tonight:  

Menu–Tagine Salmon with red peppers and steamed broccoli.

Place frozen salmon purchased from Costco in Tagine (if you don’t have a Tagine you might want to invest in one. I got hooked on it after my daughter came home from a medical mission trip to Ghana and talked about the meals prepared in them. I now have an American version. It is a wonderful way to add flavor and keep nutrients in foods. The cooking food produces steam that collects on the slanted sides of the Tagine and falls back on to the food.)

Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil on the tagine surface before adding the salmon. 

Top the salmon with slices of fresh red peppers, also from Costco, slices of onions and a couple of cloves of fresh garlic. Sprinkle fresh ground pepper, salt free lemon pepper, and red pepper flakes on top.

Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes, and then flip everything over.

Cook about 10-15 minutes more.

While this is cooking, place a huge amount of fresh broccoli, also from Costco, in a microwave dish with a lid. Add about 1 Tablespoon water.  Cook in microwave for 5-6 minutes.

Take off shoes, put on slippers. Sort mail. 

Dinner is ready.

Now what’s for dinner at your house tonight?

Quiz question for today:  how do you pronounce Tagine? 

My Oklahoma/Texas relatives would say Tay-jayn-ee. They would also prepare this dish in an old iron skillet with a lid. And it would be just a good prepared this way instead of some fancy-shmancy cookin pot.