In yesterday's post on Roasted Vegetables, I included this not-so-fantastic photo at the end of it.This was one of my dinners back in Madison and it was amazing! I had the Roasted Vegetables as a side with some Maple Glazed Salmon. I LOVE salmon. It is so good and so easy to make. Basically throw whatever you want on top and stick it in a pan or the oven until it is cooked. This salmon recipe was done in the salmon and ends up being super flavorful and delicious. It is sweet from the maple syrup and savory from the mustard. It is simply perfect! Last night I had my last piece and I am sad to see it go. I will have to whip up another amazing salmon dish soon!
I'm also excited to share that I am feeling pretty good today. Last night, I got to see some of my best girlfriends at Forever Yogurt and then today, I had a good day teaching and yet another good day working. We are wrapping up our Looking for Pythagoras Unit in math and it is fun to see how far the students have come since day one. We went from learning about square roots, to discovering the theorem, to applying the theorem. Tomorrow we are doing a great activity where the instruction is differentiated and students can work on problems that vary from hard, to harder, to hardest. They get to choose their level of difficulty, but all of the problems are about the Pythagorean Theorem. I am excited to see how it goes!
Work was strange today because it was my last shift at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. I still have one more shift at Union South, but it was still sad to think that I am almost done with this job. I have loved working for VIP and I will miss all of my co-workers very much. I learned a lot through this job about working with others and providing excellent customer service. I also learned a ton about the University in general. This job has truly made me feel more at home on this campus, more connected to the campus, and even more in love with Madison.
Tonight, I am excited because I was invited over to Tamara's house for a home-cooked meal! I can't wait! It is always so nice to be in a house with a yummy dinner. It is going to feel a little bit like going home for an evening and I can't wait! Maybe that is why I am so excited to share this recipe for Maple Glazed Salmon, it also makes me feel like I am home :).
Maple Glazed Salmon
2 lbs. salmon filet
2 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 fresh lemon juice
1. Preheat oven to 400 and line a pan with parchment. Wash the salmon, pat dry and place on parchment.
2. Cook the salmon for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
3. While salmon is cooking, place the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. After 10 minutes, spread the mixture over the salmon. Place the salmon back in the oven for about 20 minutes or until done.