A Heads-Up & A Mouthful.

As I write this, I'm in my robe
sitting on the couch & drinking coffee,
but in about 3 hours... 
my summer explodes with business.

I feel like I need to give you a heads up
so that you will understand my sporadic whereabouts
that I'll be blogging, tweeting & *instagramming about this summer.

Tonight, we are going to see Coldplay here in London,
 we will celebrate the Jubilee this weekend,
have brunch with Helena on Monday,
leave for Oxford for Tyler to lecture (stud!),
fly out to Edinburgh on Tuesday,
travel up to the Isle of Skye Thursday,
meet Megan for dinner on Sunday in Glasgow,
take the night train to London,
directly board a flight to Florida Monday morning,
spend a week on the beach,
re-cross the Atlantic & land in Milano,
lead a group up from there to Paris,
cross the channel & host them in London,
spend a girls weekend in Rome,
attend the Olympics,
and fly back to Oklahoma for Tyler's sister's wedding,
celebrate my birthday in Dallas,
fly back to London.

By then my friends,
it will mid-August.

Are you ready for this insanity?


That's awesome,
because I'm not so sure I am.

Obviously, I'm very excited...
 but, man, it's gonna be busy.

On a more delicious note,
this salmon recipe will be your new favorite thing.

It's my go-to when I don't know what to cook,
or when I want to be healthy,
or when I want to look like a good cook in front of my friends...
or, yeah, well you get the idea: it's great for everything.

I can also shop for it without having the recipe on me because it's so simple.

I really think you're going to like it...
because I like it and we have everything in common, right?


serves 2 | original recipe here

2 salmon fillets (England is so spoiled with cheap & fresh Scottish salmon.)
1/4 cup of breadcrumbs 
1/4 chopped pecans
2 tablespoons of mustard
2 tablespoons of honey
1 tablespoon of melted butter

1. Preheat your oven to 425F | 210C.
2. Mix breadcrumbs, pecans, honey, mustard & butter together.
3. Evenly spread the chunky mixture on top of the salmon fillets.
4. Place the salmon in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until the topping is golden brown (or darker in some areas because you got distracted.)
5. Take them out. Pat yourself on the back for making something amazing. Eat up!

This salmon goes great with almost anything fresh & light.

Asparagus, steamed broccoli, mashed sweet potatoes, a green salad...
you really can't go wrong with finding a good compliment for it.

You're gonna love it.

*PS. I love instagram so much. Here's my handle: aspiringkennedy 
**All images original to Aspiring Kennedy


  1. yum. lots of good stuff here.
    your travel schedule sounds like a marathon to me.
    how do you do it?

  2. does that mean that after Monday I might not see you for God knows how long? Sad! (but happy for you) :)

  3. Looking forward to the instagrams already! :) Sounds like a great summer!

  4. Oh.My.Goodnesssssss that is some seriously busy summer right there. I have 8 wedding this summer and I thought that shit was cray.

  5. I need fanning after reading that.

  6. have fun with all of your travels! sounds like you're going to have an insanely busy (and yet hopefully wonderful) summer. and this salmon recipe looks delicious! I'm definitely going to have to try it out sometime soon.

  7. That looks ridiculously good. I'm so trying this - it is the perfect summer recipe!

  8. Will try this recipe, thanks!! I just posted an easy, elegant fish recipe too http://thehomeyoumake.blogspot.com/2012/05/easy-weeknight-dinner-fish.html

  9. Sounds like a great (exhausting) summer! Can't wait to see the photos! xoxo

  10. This looks delicious! Definitely going to add it to my recipe list. And your summer definitely seems exciting but exhausting! Can't wait to read all about it!

  11. Wow! You DO have a busy summer! It sounds like fun, though! Your salmon looks amazing! I made a salmon dish last night that I bet you would love if you want a new salmon recipe! Have a great, fun-filled weekend!

  12. It's the Aspiring Kennedy World Tour! Bring on the merriment! I will be looking forward to reading your observations on the Jubilee!! Hope you have a nice time in my neck of the woods - Oklahoma! :) Safe Travels!

  13. Holy moly! Well, I'm so glad you get to do AMAZING things like go to the Isle of Skye!!!! I'm so excited for you! I can't believe I didn't go when I was there (biggest regret ever). Congrats on Tyler speaking- total stud indeed! And if we don't see you before then- Happy Birthday!

  14. What a busy summer! That salmon looks perfect. Im going to add you on instagram. I just joined and love it!

  15. Sounds like an awesome summer! Enjoy:)

  16. I sympathize with the business! I've got three weddings coming up, all in different states, in the next month, my husband is graduating from the London School of Economics in July (we're moving to London permanently next Spring!), we've got his family reunion two days after graduation, and a couple of other family obligations on different sides of the US. It's going to be great but I'm tired just thinking about it! Good luck!

  17. Wow, what a busy few months you will be having. Enjoy it and take lots of pictures :) ps - that salmon looks delicious!

  18. Recipe looks amazing! My husband's family brought back a lot of Alaskan salmon a few weeks ago, so now I have a new way to cook it rather than grilling it. Enjoy your busy days ahead!

  19. honoured to be a part of your crazy travel schedule :)

  20. You're so busy I feel the need to make this a short & sweet comment.

    Wow! (so much travel)

    and Yum! I love salmon so.

  21. Lucky duck!!! :) I know it's a swift pace, but it's all good places and all good reasons. Enjoy the ride!!!!!!
    xx E

    ps: I'll basically be here. With little to no travel planned. So, I'll be following along for the ride.

  22. As awesome as it sounds, I seriously don't think I could do it- that's SO much travel...wowzers. I can't wait to live vicariously though you on your amazing adventures- so much fun!!!!!

  23. Sounds hectic but like sooo much fun! Can't wait to follow along during my own crazy summer. In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend!

    xo Mary Jo

  24. My morning may have been more glamorous than yours, but your LIFE is more glamorous than mine. So excited to live vicariously through you this summer.

    PS - had to seriously restrain myself to not spit out my diet coke when I saw the last pic. So. Hilarious.

  25. Your schedule just made me really exhausted, and alright, maybe just a tad bit jelly.

    And that salmon looks so bomb! I'm not even lying when I say I'm totally making this tonight!!

  26. So trying this!



  27. I can't wrap my head around the awesomeness that is your summer! Enjoy it!

  28. What a fabulous summer! I look forward to reading about it, and hope to meet you when you're back in London and I arrive in September!


  29. Oh my God! Hope you have a fantastic summer!

  30. Wow, that sounds absolutely amazing! What a fantastic schedule of awesome places :) hehe a friend of mine was at the London Coldplay concert last night too!

  31. Wow sounds like an amazing summer!


  32. obbbbbsessed with your summer plans! i'll be stalking you on insta :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  33. Love the last puc, so cute! Sounds like you're going to have an amazing summer!

  34. Wow, you are going to have a wonderful and busy summer! I hope you enjoy it all! :) Great recipe! You'd probably like my favorite go-to....Salmon with a maple/soy glaze. It's SO easy! The sauce is just maple syrup and soy sauce and it's addictive! I love it with asparagus.

    It looks like you're going to be in my neck of the woods soon-FL. Not sure which part you are in, I'm in Orlando. Enjoy the beaches! :)

  35. Just wanted to let you know that I made your lovely recipe and not only am I a rock star but I am a goddess.
    My husband loved it and I even made my son a sandwich with it on a brioche roll....hmmm. hmmm.

  36. Not gonna lie, kinda jealous of all your travel plans! Can't wait to follow along on Instagram!! :)

  37. The recipe looks wonderful - thank you for sharing... I may even try it out tonight!

  38. Oh I wish you'd have a Meet & Greet when you are in Dallas! I want to meet you!

  39. Oh I wish you would host a Meet & Greet when you are in Dallas. I want to meet you!


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