Mandie's Dinner Diner

March 8, 2010

Salmon Patties and Macaroni and Cheese

Filed under: Pantry Food — Tags: , , , , — ruralmomof3 @ 12:01 am

We have a busy night tonight.  The boys and daddy have Cub Scouts and at the same time I’m going to a school board meeting.  So, we are making it simple and fast. . . .


  •  Salmon Patties
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Green Beans


Salmon Patties

1 standard size can salmon

1 handful saltines or Ritz crackers (6-10) -crushed finely

1 egg

1/4 onion finely diced (optional)

1 tsp dill weed (optional)

Salt and pepper to taste

Open can of salmon and drain the juice into your cat’s dish (or the dog’s or the garbage- lol)  Empty the contents into a medium-sized bowl.  All of the “stuff” in the can is edible but I have found it is much more palatable to remove as much of the skin and bones as possible.  Some people get a little grossed out by the sight of them and I really don’t like extra crunch or slime in my food.  You will see veins of dark stuff in the can shaped hunk of meat.  Carefully break the meat in half at that point.  There may be more than one vein.  Carefully wipe the skin out with you finger and give that to the cat or dog too.  At this point you may or may not see the fish backbone.  If you don’t see it, tip up these hunks of fish so you can see the end and you’ll most likely see where the back bone is.  Carefully remove it in the same manner as the skin.  The small pin-sized bones can be removed too but are not as noticeable as the backbone.  Many of them will break up when you mix this together.  They are not dangerous if they don’t break up.  After you have cleaned your salmon, combine by hand with the other ingredients.  This will look similar to canned dog or cat food but will be slightly drier.  Shape this into 4-6 patties depending on how many you’re feeding.  Somewhere along the way, pre-heat a skillet on medium heat.  Spray with oil and lightly  brown the patties on both sides.  This meat is fully cooked so you just have to heat and eat!

Macaroni and Cheese

Follow directions on the box, starting your water to boil about the same time that you are cleaning your salmon.

Green Beans-

Open up the can and heat, starting when you have flipped the salmon patties to the second side.

This is a pantry dinner.  These items are usually in my pantry 365 days a year!



  1. Your children are lucky to have you. Salmon is one of the best foods for your children. Have you read about these studies on the DHA in salmon?
    Here is one quote that is exciting and worth sharing:
    School children given daily fish oil score higher in tests.
    “[Y]oungsters dramatically boosted their performance simply by taking a daily dose of oil. . . The youngsters were given the omega-3 fish oil containing fatty acids EPA and DHA, believed to be important for brain and eye function. Head Richard Whitfield [Toft Hill Primary School in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, United Kingdom] said: ‘I think the supplement gives children that little extra bit of confidence and concentration and it’s all about giving them the chance to achieve their potential.’ . . . In the national Standard Assessment Tests taken in July, 78 per cent of the youngsters were expected to hit the national average grade in math. But the result was a staggering 92 per cent, with half the pupils passing at the highest grade. In English 68 per cent were predicted to reach the average, but the result was 92 per cent.”
    Thousand Oaks, CA

    Comment by dentist thousand oaks ca — September 21, 2010 @ 11:53 pm

    • There is something about compliments from strangers that just makes my day! Not that I don’t like compliments from friends- I do! It’s just when a stranger says something nice it means that the world noticed. I like that a lot! There’s also some good info in this comment. Thanks, Linda!

      Comment by ruralmomof3 — September 22, 2010 @ 9:38 pm

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