Joyce Cooks: Christmas Eve Edition

Hi everyone!  I know it’s been over a month and a half since my last blog post, but I figured since this would be my 100th, I’d want to write about something super special.  Also, before I forget, I’d like to make a shout out to all my readers out there, without which I would have much less inspiration to blog!

Now for this post, I’d like to share a meal I made myself, rather than one I recently ate.  Since I had some time off from work — and school — during the last two weeks of December, I was actually feeling inspired to cook dinner instead of just plopping into an immobilized state on the couch.

May I present… attempt #1!

The Appetizer: Smoked Salmon Dip with Water Crackers

Firstly, if you’re wondering… no, I did not smoke the salmon myself!  That would’ve just been way too impressive.  I bought it from the local Publix supermarket — and I was even super lazy and bought the version with cracked pepper on top, so I didn’t have to season the fish myself.  I like to call this #efficiency.  I also bought a cup of Greek yogurt as an alternative to sour cream and cream cheese, along with a lemon.

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To make the dip, I mashed two to three ounces of the salmon into tiny pieces, and mixed into 2/3 cup of Greek yogurt, half a teaspoon of lemon juice, a small pinch of salt, and a large pinch of sugar.  I only made a couple spoonfuls of the dip — because I was only cooking for two — but learned that a little salmon goes a long way, since those prepackaged items pack a lot of flavor, read: sodium!  Add some crackers on the side, and viola… done and done!

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