easy grilled dinner - grilled salmon with pesto and veggies by Adventures of a Pinner Blog
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easy grilled dinner – salmon, pesto and veggies

I love easy grilled dinner. Nothing is better then a delicious meal and minimal dishes! This grilled salmon recipe is easy and oh so tasty. Whip up some of these grilled salmon packets for your guests and get ready for the “ooooohh” and “ahhh”‘s!

Ingredients:

  • salmon
  • green beans
  • pesto
  • cherry tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

easy grilled dinner - grilled salmon with pesto and veggies by Adventures of a Pinner Blog

Place a pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil. Clean/snap the green beans and add to the boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain the beans, drizzle with olive oil and salt. Place them on a square piece of aluminum foil (12-14 inches).

easy grilled dinner - grilled salmon with pesto and veggies by Adventured of a Pinner Blog

Salt and pepper both sides of the salmon. Place salmon on the green bean bed. Spoon the pesto on top of salon.

easy grilled dinner - grilled salmon with pesto and veggies by Adventured of a Pinner Blog

easy grilled dinner - grilled salmon with pesto and veggies by Adventures of a Pinner Blog

 

Cut cherry tomatoes in half and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Add to salmon. Fold up the aluminum foil and roll up the sides.

easy grilled dinner - grilled salmon with pesto and veggies by Adventures of a Pinner Blog

easy grilled dinner - grilled salmon with pesto and veggies by Adventures of a Pinner Blog

Place the salmon packet on the grill for 25-35 minutes, varies based on salmon thickness. Open up and allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Enjoy!

easy grilled dinner - grilled salmon with pesto and veggies by Adventures of a Pinner Blog

 

 

DIY Pressed Flowers by Adventures of a Pinner Blog
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diy pressed flowers

I’m thrilled that this project turned out! I thought for sure that this one was going to end up in the “Failed It” pile.

I am working on a gallery wall (I will share that adventure upon completion) and I was looking for unique wall art options. I took to Pinterest for inspiration and had to try my hand at DIY Pressed Flowers.

What you need:

  • Flowers
  • Scissors
  • Paper towels
  • Magazines
  • Heavy books
  • Frames

Gather your flowersΒ – I selected wildflowers and flowers from the planters in my yard. Use scissors to cut the stems to leave a clean cut.

DIY Pressed Flowers by Adventures of a Pinner Blog DIY Pressed Flowers by Adventures of a Pinner Blog

Arrange on paper towels – make sure the face or head of the flower is positioned the way you want in to sit in the frame. Double up the paper towel for both the bottom and top to absorb all the moisture, also the length of the towel should match the length of your books.

DIY Pressed Flowers by Adventures of a Pinner BlogDIY Pressed Flowers by Adventures of a Pinner Blog

Press down – place the 2 ply paper towel on top of the flowers push down! The first layer of stacked materials should be a magazine to prevent color damage your books. The stack order I used was 1. Magazine 2. Flowers (wrapped in paper towel) 3. Magazine 4. Books.

DIY Pressed Flowers by Adventures of a Pinner BlogDIY Pressed Flowers by Adventures of a Pinner Blog

Wait – Let the flowers sit and dry for 2 weeks.

Frame – I found these great floating frames at Joann’s and I love the effect! Unfortunately the pick colored flowers didn’t turn out very pretty. They’re brown and kind of gross. I don’t want them on my wall so I tossed them.

DIY Pressed Flowers by Adventures of a Pinner Blog

 

Show me how your pressed flowers turn out and let me know if you have any questions!