It has been quite a while since my last post, but I’m going to give this blogging thing another shot! Let’s call it a New Year’s goal, not resolution.
Over the holidays I took at Bikram Yoga class in Charlotte at The Yoga Oasis, I highly recommend it if you’re in the area, and the instructor was talking to us about resolutions. “Oh wow, you want to lose 5lbs this year, yeah well who doesn’t?! This year resolve to make a real change in your life, and you’ll accomplish your other goals as a result.” Pretty good advice if you ask me.
Last year my New Year’s resolution was to do what makes me happy, and I did a pretty good job at sticking to that one and I had a pretty amazing 2012. I was able to accomplish most of the things on my mini-bucket list last year and even a few things that weren’t on my list, so for 2013 I’ve decided to keep the theme going and set new goals for the New Year and hopefully by this time next year I’ll be able to say I’ve accomplished them all:
- Finish grad school without stressing myself out beyond the point of return
- Complete my April 13th half marathon within 2 hrs and 15 mins
- Try a new recipe at least once a month
- Blog at least once a month
- Volunteer at a local shelter
- Work on getting through the stack of books I have accumulated on my bedside table (textbooks don’t count!)
- Travel more ( beyond what is required for work of course)
To most people this is probably a pretty boring list, but I’m pretty pumped about it. Finding time to do and try new things isn’t always as easy as you might think. We’re 6 days into the New Year and I’m already making progress on some of these goals, YAY ME!
This weekend I tried out a new recipe and was pleasantly surprised at how well it turned out and how easy it was. My plan to share all of the recipes, and I welcome any suggestions on recipes you guys think I should try! So here is the first new dish of 2013:
Baked Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce, Steamed Sugar Snap Peas, and Red Roasted Potatoes (feeds 2)
Red Roasted Potatoes:
6-8 small red potatoes
1 tablespoon butter
Salt & Pepper
-Preheat oven to 375. Rinse and chop potatoes. Place in baking dish and add herbs and salt and pepper. Melt butter and pour over chopped potatoes, add just a little EVOO and toss making sure all potatoes are coated. Bake for 45 minutes, tossing mixture again at 20 minutes.
1 lb of Salmon
Freshly chopped garlic
-Place fish in a small baking dish. Sprinkle lightly with salt, dill, and garlic. Place thin lemon slices on top and bake at 375 for 25 minutes.
Creamy Dill Sauce: (This makes a good bit of sauce, you'll have plenty left over)
½ cup sour cream
1 ½ tablespoons Dijon-style prepared mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
-Combine and whisk ingredients in mixing bowl. Chill before serving. Can be served lightly over fish or on the side.