Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Roasted Salmon, Yellow Cheddar Squash Casserole & Buttered Broccoli w/ Bacon

This evening I made a quick and simple dinner...courtesy of...LEFTOVERS!  The meal was not made entirely of leftovers...but the leftovers from this weekend helped put dinner on the table super quick this evening (and super delicious, too). I roasted a couple of wild Coho salmon fillets that I simply brushed with a mixture of 1 tablespoon Kerrygold Garlic Herb Butter that I melted and mixed with some chopped fresh dill and a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice (and topped with lemon slices). I popped the salmon into a 450 degree F oven that I immediately reduced to 425 degrees and roasted for 12 minutes; removed and wrapped tightly with foil to sit for 10 minutes to gently complete the cooking. While the salmon rested, I steamed some fresh broccoli florets in the microwave for about 3 minutes and then tossed them with butter and 2 slices of chopped leftover bacon from yesterday's breakfast (and topped with a bit of shredded sharp cheddar). I also reheated the leftover Yellow Cheddar Squash Casserole that I made Sunday night when my boys came for dinner. I placed a leftover Easy Cheddar Black Pepper Biscuit on our plates (also left from yesterday's breakfast) and "voila", we had an awesome quick and easy meal that helped use up some of the leftovers from the weekend. Now, the hardest part of this evening will be deciding what "leftover" to have for dessert...my Lemon-Coconut-Blueberry Frozen Greek Yogurt Pops...OR...the Chocolate Hazelnut Cookie Bars (both made with Swerve) --"decisions...decisions"!  It is so easy to eat well without wheat or grains and with all the variety, it is never ever boring...I have been proving it to myself every single day for the last 420 days!  I snapped a couple photos for you to see below. Enjoy!

P.S. -- Don't forget to enter my Swerve Giveaway for your chance to win a Weber Grill & 3 packages of Swerve (courtesy of Swerve).  Details are below (contest ends this Friday at midnight EDT).




4 days Left to Enter the Swerve Giveaway!
Contest ends Friday, September 6, 2013 at Midnight EDT (details below)

The kind folks at Swerve recently contacted me and have allowed me to offer Gourmet Girl Cooks' followers a chance to win an exciting "Celebration to Summer's End Giveaway"!  One lucky follower will win a:  Weber 22.5” Silver One-Touch, Kettle Grill AND a Three-Pack of Swerve (see below). As most of you that follow me already know, I have been using Swerve for almost a year now and it is my favorite "zero calorie" natural sweetener to bake with. It tastes great and measures cup-for-cup just like sugar, which makes it super easy to substitute in recipes...no calculations involved! It contains no artificial ingredients and comes in both granular and confectioners (powdered) versions. With the upcoming Labor Day weekend ahead, I will be posting some delicious "end of summer" recipes using Swerve...so stay tuned!  Ready, set....GO!  Begin entering now!

P.S.-- if you are already a Swerve lover like I am, and your supply is getting low...Swerve is currently running a special through Tuesday, September 3rd, for $9.99 each (for a 16-oz bag) or you can grab 6 packs of Swerve for $49.98 ($8.33/each + free shipping). You can click here to grab this special ---> Swerve


HOW TO ENTER:
The winning contestant will be chosen at random (must be a U.S. resident).  To enter a chance to win, all you need to do is: Leave a comment here on my blog and include the words "Swerve BBQ Contest" (1 entry per person per day).  Contest ends Friday, September 6, 2013 at Midnight EDT.  The winner will have 24 hours after being announced to contact Gourmet Girl Cooks (by email at GourmetGirlCooksBlog @ gmail.com) with their shipping address. If no response is received in 24 hours, a new winner will be selected.

*The product provided in this giveaway is contributed by and will be sent directly to the winner by Swerve.

25 comments:

Susan M. said...

I've been eyeing your yellow cheddar squash casserole for a while now. Need to try it soon! "Swerve BBQ Contest"

Katie D. said...

Happy 420! Swerve BBQ Contest!!

Ruth S said...

Going to try the squash recipe tomorrow. Looks great. Swerve barbeque contest.

NanC said...

Your recipes look sooo good! I really need to try them. I love squash but my husband doesn't, but he likes broccoli, so both will be tried soon. And my fingers are crossed for the Swerve BBQ Contest.

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hope you enjoy it, Susan M. Good Luck! :-)

Thanks, Katie D! :-)

I hope you enjoy it, Ruth S! Thanks. Good Luck! :-)

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks, Nan C! :-)

Anonymous said...

Did you say GRILL? Oh, I love to do that. Don't have one here. Add a little dessert made with Swerve, who could ask for anything more? Not me!

csue99 reporting from Michigan.

MaryJo Barringer said...

GG I have made your Cheddar Squash twice. To die for. Swerve BBQ Contest. Love Swerve. Wish I could find the powdered Swerve

Granny Pratt said...

You have inspired my grain free cooking with every post! Thank you so much. "Swerve BBQ Contest".

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks, csue99, MaryJo B and Granny Pratt! Good luck to all of you! :-)

Chris said...

Leftover bacon.....that's funny! But it does sound like a great addition. I, too, must try the squash casserole. Everything looks yummy! Swerve Barbeque Contest would be great to win too.

Debbie Lou said...

I've been eyeing your squash casserole, also. It's on my must try list. Thanks for the inspiration and for the Swerve BBQ Contest.

Christine Macneil said...

I really must try the Cheddar Squash casserole. The whole thing looks yummy! "Swerve BBQ Contest".

Karen McCaughan-Prahm said...

love the squash casserole! "Swerve BBQ Contest" - really hoping for a win :-)

Debbie said...

I just found your blog and I have never heard of Swerve. I've been using Stevia. I can't wait to try some of your recipes!! Also I want to read about Swerve and am excited for a chance to win!
Swerve BBQ Contest

Younge 7 said...

Just found your blog. Excited for some new recipes!!
Swerve BBQ contest

Pam said...

Just found this website. Solo excited! Now I'm going to check out Swerve, and the Swerve BBQ Contest

Anonymous said...

Swerve BBQ Contest!

Anonymous said...

Hi, just tried your cheddar biscuits with our dinner tonight, what a wonderful recipe. Very easy to put together and the taste is outstanding. We really enjoyed them. Looking forward to having one for breakfast with an egg. They are so light and the best part is not feeling like taking a nap right after eating it the way I would if I were eating a traditional biscuit made with flour! Have a great night. almost forgot, "swerve BBQ contest" Maria

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks and Good Luck Chris, DebbieLou, Christine, Karen, Debbie, Younge 7, Pam, & Maria!

P.S.-- So glad you enjoyed the cheddar biscuits, Maria!

Anonymous said...

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Janet said...

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Deanna Stevens said...

"Swerve BBQ Contest" Salmon looks so good.

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks, Deanna! Good Luck! :-)

Cindy said...

"Swerve BBQ Contest"

You have the best recipes! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy
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