After breaking up with my long term girl friend in January after almost 14 years, I have been on my own when it comes to food. We would always go out on Saturday night, and then have a big meal on Sunday, where she would cook lots and lots of extra food for me to take home and eat during the week. Usually enough through Wednesday or Thursday, lots of salmon, shrimp, scallops, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken, a little steak, broccoli or asparagus etc etc and I would have simple stuff like sandwiches or take out until Saturday after I had finished all the leftovers. Since becoming single again, my main cooking tool was the microwave (and sandwiches, of course). Some eggs were cooked in the frypan too. Basic stuff. Both before and after the lockdown. Lots of sodium laced soups too. But last night I finally put the oven that was installed along with all new kitchen stuff in the remodel 10 years ago. (Sure, cooked some Thanksgiving Turkey once a year most years but that was about it. She cooked the rest at her home.) My neighbor bought me a huge salmon filet, and I found a recipe online, substituted for half the stuff that I didn’t have and came up with the delicious repast that you see pictured. I found that I actually like cooking! It came out amazingly great. Finished it off with some broccoli, sweet peppers and celery. I have enough left over for at least 5 more meals, but I never get tired of salmon. It’s a whole new world now folks. Don’t mess with my Wüsthof knives or my new All Clad set, there’s a new chef in this kitchen, and he’s on fire.