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Very dull today. Had breakfast out! Haven't done that in ages. A friend and I went to a kind-of-famous place about 40 minutes away. I had the meat lovers omelet cooked in real butter and coffee with cream. It was fun!
Well, the scallops were good but not great. They were just missing something, I'm not sure what. Maybe salt? I didn't add any salt because bacon is salty. Very simple recipe - just wrapped the scallops in bacon and cooked them for 25 minutes. Poured butter with chili powder and sriracha over them. Ate. Good. But not the divine culinary creation one would expect whenever bacon and butter are involved.
After having some salami and cheese that I thought was dinner, I decided to cook bacon-wrapped scallops with chili butter. Will let you know how that turns out.
Wow - I am reading this just a little while after eating about 3 ounces of Tillamook Extra Sharp White Cheddar with several slices of Genoa salami. I just didn't feel like cooking and everything else in the fridge was raw or wrong. I would rather have had the bacon-wrapped scallops...
Was the advice about lime for cooking as in ceviche? You know, cooking in lime or other citrus as an acid? If you are interested, here are two recipes (they actually look pretty similar) : Recipes from Chef Rick Bayless - Rick Bayless | Frontera
or this one: Cookstr - Scallop Ceviche
"Just give me all the bacon and eggs you have. Wait, wait. I'm worried what you just heard was, 'Give me a lot of bacon and eggs.' What I said was, 'Give me all the bacon and eggs you have'. Do you understand?" - Ron Swanson
I think the lime juice in this case is to blend the flavors. The scallops were just kinda blah. But I haven't eaten the rest yet.
I went to church this morning and ended up going to a play in Portland. So I have been away from home for 11 hours! And I had no breakfast! I had some cashews, a banana, and recently (on the way home) some pastrami and cheese. The play was great but really intense and draining.
Feeling a bit out of sorts this morning after my adventure yesterday. It was fun but it is hard for me to up and go somewhere with no notice like that. The cats are out of food, my back hurts a little (long car rides = ouch), and I just remembered I have book club this morning. I had too much sugar (yes, a pack of chocolates made its way into my bag at TJs - okay...two packs). I'm not complaining, no no no, it was fun and I would do it again. But I need to prepare more. I was wearing my contacts and I can't tolerate them for long periods of time and I only had my old glasses with me. Must not leave the house without my proper glasses! Dumb. Put a sweater in my car so I will have one if I need it. I wore basically summer clothes to church because the choir robes are bloody hot. I borrowed a sweater but it was horribly scratchy. Okay, I sound like I'm complaining and that is wrong. The play was terrific and it was fun to be with people all day.
Ate a big brekkie of pastrami, onions, gouda all mixed up in a pan. Now I must go get cat food and swim and make it to book club at 11.
Swim, book club, errands. Blah blah. Lunch was a protein shake.
The guest post on MDA was very interesting and inspiring to me even though I am the diametric opposite of the guy who wrote it. I'm not an athlete, not a father, not a lawyer, not ambitious, not anything he is, nor do I aspire to be. But I like his ideas of making decisions on who and what you want to be, what you eat, how you care for your body, and how that affects the people around you. He is writing from the male viewpoint, but it is just as valid for women, IMHO. You can chalk up bad choices to 'sacrificing for the kids' but really, is it in your kid's best interest for you to be fat, sick, unhappy, etc.? And I'm totally with him on the idea of basically - be the person you want your kids to be. Passionate, successful, happy, healthy. Lead by example. Yes, it is a tall order. But don't your kids deserve the best?
1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
2. Eat to heal
3. Move to live
4. Embrace today
5. Live with intention
6. Respect my body
7. Cultivate joy
8. Find my passion
9. Meditate on peace in my soul
Redid the bacon-wrapped scallops. Nuked the bacon for two minutes to give it a head start as bacon and scallops don't cook at the same rate. Seasoned the scallops with Old Bay. Wrapped them in the bacon and baked at 400F for 10 minutes. Poured melted butter with smoked paprika over them and baked for another 5 minutes. Squeeze lime juice over them. (Do not skip this step. It is blah without the juice.) The carnivores went crazy although they don't like paprika or lime or Old Bay. I highly recommend eating these with your fingers so you can lick them. I couldn't bear to throw away any of the seasoned butter/juices on the plate so I heated up some brussels sprouts from last night and tossed them in the sauce.
Swam this morning but only for 20 minutes because the lifeguards were blasting 80's music and I just couldn't deal. I HATE it when they play music. It is tinny and muffled and horrible in the pool area. I can't have music as background anymore - I LISTEN to it or I don't have it playing. Although I did in fact listen to Billy Idol and Depeche Mode in the 80's, I can't stand them now. Sorry, I just can't.
Car is all gassed up and ready for my trip to Portland (ME) tomorrow for a conference. Big adventure!