Winter Wondercity

We woke up to quite a load of snow this morning in Chicago. Winter is sure bet every year in this city. I can barely remember the last time we had a “mild” winter. It gets really cold, the wind blows really hard, and there is almost always snow at some point. Usually sooner than later.

With this said, the city covered in snow is quite beautiful. Especially at night when it is barely touched. Before the cars trash the streets making tons of sludge, the streets are a sheet of lovely white. The city seems eerily quite. I love it.

Nights like that it is wonderful to have no place to be. We bunker down, pop open a bottle of wine, and make a warm meal. These are some of my favorite nights of the year.

Last night I tried to do something different than the usual salmon I make. My husband was a big fan. It was a definite soup night, so I got a fantastic recipe here for a Spiced Pumpkin Soup. I highly recommend it.

Dijon Encrusted Salmon

2 6oz fillets of salmon

15 Ritz Crackers (or bread crumbs)

1 Tb butter, room temp

1 egg white

2 Tb Dijon Mustard

1 tsp fresh tarragon, finely chopped

Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 450F. Season fillets with salt and pepper. In a bowl, mix crackers, butter, egg, Dijon, and tarragon until incorporated. Spread on top side fillets. Cook in roasting pan for 11 minutes, until fish is cooked to your liking. Turn on broiler for 3 minutes to brown top. Remove from oven and serve.

6 thoughts on “Winter Wondercity

  1. Anonymous

    That kid is so stinking cute! Get her some boots and let her go out and make snow angels!
    Oh, yummy recipe too!

  2. Erin

    Kristi-Thanks! I am sure you have a similar story up in the Twin Cities!
    Patricia-Never seen snow!? Wow. You have to go somewhere and experience it at least once in a lifetime.
    Anonymous-She is pretty cute, isn’t she?


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