I am SO excited right now! In 30 minutes (well, 30 minutes as I’m typing this) the Iowa Hawkeyes will take on Georgia Tech in the Fed Ex Orange Bowl! I have been nervous all day. We had an incredible season, so a win in tonight’s bowl game would really put the ’09-’10 season over the top!!
Making sure that I’d be ready for the game at 7:00, I put in a quick treadmill session at the gym after work:
- 15 minute run @ 6.5
- 15 minute walk @ 4.0 & 2% incline
- 10 minute run @ 7.0
- 5 minute walk @ 4.0
To be honest, this wasn’t the best workout I’ve ever had. My energy was down and I couldn’t wait to get out of there – you know the feeling. But, a semi decent workout is better than no workout, didn’t you know?!
To go with my express workout, was an express – yet sensational - dinner: Orange-Soy Glazed Salmon with Roasted Brussels Sprouts!
Are you over my roasted b-sprouts yet? I seriously make them twice a week – they’re better than french fries!
I drizzled them with extra virgin olive oil and garlic salt, then popped them in a 425 degree oven for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
As the sprouts cooked for the first 15 minutes, I whipped up the Orange-Soy Glaze marinade for my salmon:
In the mix:
- 1 part orange juice (juice of 1 orange)
- 2 parts soy sauce
- 3 garlic cloves, smashed
- ground ginger
- drizzle of honey
Mix ingredients, pour over salmon filets and marinade for 15 minutes.
After you flip your Brussels sprouts over and pop them back in the oven for 15 more minutes, sauté the marinated filets in some non-stick spray.
When the salmon is cooked, pour the unused marinade into your skillet and reduce to use as a sauce. One salmon filet was thicker than the other, so I let it cook a little while longer in the reduction.
Pull out your roasted Brussels sprouts…
Impatiently pop multi in your mouth…
Drizzle your salmon with the reduced sauce, and serve!
Seriously – french fries. I don’t care who you are, you know you like french fries. These are better!
Look at that one right in the middle – it was SO good. Roasty, garlicky & salty!
Ok – Orange-Soy Glazed Salmon is to die for! The sweetness of the fresh orange juice and honey, with the salty soy sauce, was a mouth-watering combo. Absolutely incredible, and the flavor really permeates the fish in such a short amount of time. Ben also made some brown rice to put under his fish and sauce. I was super jealous – better than takeout!
FYI - you guys were cracking me up with your old-school cereal picks this morning! Totally dug and agree whole-heartedly with these:
Cap N Crunch (all varieties)
Cracklin’ Oat Bran
Rice Krispy Treats Cereal
Alright, I MUST assume my position on the couch – the Hawks are gearing up!!! Wish us luck!
Would you rather watch college sports, professional sports, or, no sports?
It’s hard for me to get into professional sports for some reason (unless I’m watching the game live.) It’s so fun to see college athletes loving their sport for no other reason than they absolutely love to do it (no $$$ involved!)