Ever think about buying a dog car seat? They’re ridiculously expensive. The Gidge doesn’t like to ride in the car unless she can see out the windows, so when we go somewhere, she’s riding in my lap, putting her paws on the steering wheel, and just generally getting in the way of safe driving. So I started looking into a car seat for her.
I can’t remember what the website was that put it into my head that I could make one. But it’s simple – buy a tote big enough around for the dog to lay down comfortably, cut holes in it for the seatbelt to feed through, fill it with foam, and put a cover on it. That’s exactly what I did, and this is what I ended up with.
I have begun wearing aprons when I cook. More often than not, I am wearing a white shirt. I make a mess when I cook.
I have a lot of stained white shirts.
I had one apron with my name on it that I got years ago, but I wanted a couple more. Here’s the latest:
I changed things a bit to suit what I had in the house, so I have added those changes in italics.
From “Gluten-Free Quick & Easy” by Carol Fenster, PhD
4 (4 ounce) salmon fillets
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce (I used this)
1/4 cup diced cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 diced English cucumber (I used a normal cucumber from the garden)
1 tbsp rice vinegar (I used regular distilled white vinegar)
1 tbsp honey or agave nectar
1 tsp canola oil or sesame oil (I used canola)
1/4 tsp table salt (I used sea salt)
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 tbsp chopped fresh mint (I skipped because I didn’t have any)
Place the salmon in a heavy-duty food storage bag. Add the teriyaki sauce, seal the bag, and refrigerate, making sure that the salmon is coated with the marinade.
Combine all the salsa ingredients in a small bowl, tossing well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate if you are making it several hours ahead. Bring to room temperature before serving.
Heat a grill to medium (I used a plain ol’ frying pan). Remoe the salmon from the marinade and discard the marinade. Grill the salmon, skin side down, until it reaches the desired degree of doneness. Remove the salmon from the heat and serve immediately with the salsa.