Life is settling down a bit. We are still waiting on the barn quote and I have contacted our financial advisor dude to get his opinion on the situation. We will see what happens. I just finished getting my references together for my applications and lastly I have to get my essay ready. I want to get them submitted this week. Then its sending off for my transcripts and the waiting game starts. Hopefully I get my interviews sooner than later so I can relax. Once I know that I am in (or not) then I can mentally prepare for next year. Fingers crossed!
Tonight I made an awesome dinner!
Grilled Salmon with a Creamy Pesto Sauce and Mashed Sweet Potatoes.
- 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1/2 stick butter
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1 orange, zested and juiced
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- Salt and pepper
Boil potatoes until tender, drain and reserve. Return the pot to the stove top over medium heat. Add butter and bananas to the pot. Cook bananas 5 minutes and add the juice of 1 orange to the pot, reserve the zest. Allow the juice to cook out, 1 minute. Add potatoes to the pot and the stock and sugar. Mash potatoes, banana, stock and sugar together until well combined. Season with nutmeg, salt, pepper and orange zest, to your taste. Mash to combine spices and serve.
1 pound Salmon
8 Oz Cream Cheese (cut into blocks)
4T Basil Pesto
3/4C whole milk
Grill salmon on George Foreman grill (or similar) sprayed with pam. Cook approx 10 mins until fish flakes apart. In small saucepan over med heat warm milk & cream cheese. Whisk until blended. Add Pesto. Spoon over cooked salmon.