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Creamy Tomato Skillet Salmon

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When I was in my thirties, I vowed I would never eat my dinner before 7 p.m. I thought that was more sophisticated and I didn’t understand the idea of an early bird special. That was totally alien. That was for the very old. My goal was to be a big-city woman and eat at a civilized hour and 7 p.m. or later was civilized. It meant you had grown up. In large cities I was even known to dine at 10:30 p.m. or later. That might be an after-theatre dinner.

I was so set on this 7 p.m. or later thing that when my mother-in-law came to visit for a week, I stuck to my 7 p.m. serving time, even though I knew darn well my mother-in-law was used to eating earlier. My justification was that it took me that long to get home from work, prep and serve a decent home-cooked meal.

My mother-in-law talked about how she preferred to eat earlier but she was polite and waited until dinner was served.

She never ate all her dinner. She sort of picked at it but I didn’t realize that when you’re in your 60’s you probably can’t handle a meal that big, that late, but that’s a discussion for later. Today we are talking about what time to eat.

My husband found this data in a news-information little newsletter he gets each morning. It said:

Good morning. If you had to guess, when would you say most Americans eat dinner? Fine, we’ll tell you: 6:19 p.m. That’s peak dinner-time for the biggest share of American households, according to a FlowingData analysis of the American Time Use Survey....


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Creamy Tomato Skillet Salmon

This comes together fast and easy yet it is fancy enough to serve to company. I just drooled over my dinner!

This tasty recipe is originally from Eating Well magazine. I didn’t have to do much to Zolafy this one ??


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