Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Salmon Dinner

tonight E is away, so i had dinner with mom, dad, beatte, and poppop. mom and i had a orange martini while making dinner.

2 parts vodka, 1 part triple sec, and one cherry. yum!

we had salmon with balsamic glaze, roasted butternut squash, and broccoli. i always have a drink (or 2 while at mom and dad's but i always seem to have extra veggies there too. so, it all evens out, right?

the balsamic glaze is super easy.  just pour 1/4 - 1/2 cup (depending on how many servings you need) in a small sauce pan. bring to a boil over high heat then reduce to medium low and let simmer till thickened. just before serving i add about a teaspoon of butter to make it creamy and silky. then just spoon over the fish. this is wonderful on salmon, halibut, and even chicken. and, it's so easy and elegant. makes a quick impressive sauce.

the butternut squash is equally as easy. i just peeled the squash and cut it into bit size pieces. then tossed it with 2 tbs of olive oil, 2 tbs maple syrup, salt and pepper. roast at 400 until browned and fork tender. voila!

i did some new stuff at the gym today with my pt, G. i did some pull-ups. i have this goal of being able to do 5. G thinks it's doable by january 30th. so, i'll keep you posted. i also did jumps onto a high bench. i was very scared at first but i got the hang of it quickly. it didn't seem to be very hard on my legs but G said it was firing different muscles. we'll see when i wake up tomorrow morning if i feel it.

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