This week I think has been a record for the hubs and I. He hasn’t had to travel for work and I have been a good housewife and cooked us dinner every night of the week so far!! WOW! That is impressive for me!!!! I think if anyone who really knows me may drop dead from this information, but yes it is true. I even opted out of a “let’s do happy hour” request. What the hell is wrong with me??!!?
Anyway, fresh lemons and sunny weather was my inspiration for this dinner. And of course scallops!!!! YUM!
Crisp thirst quenching lemon water helped wash everything down.
I started out with jumbo scallops and mixed them in olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon, oregano, thyme, parsley, garlic, and a dash of pepper. Then I made a tinfoil pocket to place on the girl so all the juices and flavors soaked in.
Manga manga! ❤
the tasti life
Tonight there was no ordering off a menu or having to tip. I am feeling very
domesticated weird! Not really, I just think I should get a super wife award for cooking a kick ass dinner.
I planned our meal in advance- which makes cooking dinner so much easier after a loooong hectic day in the classroom.
So, what was on the menu tonight?
I know your dying to know
Garlic herb pork tenderloin with tomatoes, carrots, onions, and peppers. With a side of delicious and protein packed quinoa blend with brown rice!!! So good!
I would give you a step by step recipe… But that wouldn’t be me because I never follow them. I like to cook by taste and smell and sight. A total sensory experience…
Recipes actually make me anxious. Did I use the tablespoon or the teaspoon?!? Did I give a pinch of salt…?!? You get the gist of it.
Anyway I searched the fridge and freezer and this was created for dinner:
the tasti life
There is an on-going joke in my family, that when people ask me what I am making for dinner
when I cook that is… that I coined the term “chicken surprise.” I often find that people make chicken constantly and on a regular basis. I feel like as carnivores and “boring” American’s… people are ALWAYS eating CHICKEN SOMETHING around the dinner table. There are so many yummy go-to and easy chicken recipes that we would be silly not to take advantage of all the options that the WONDER BIRD has to offer us…. but this post is NOT about a chicken dinner I made… I know my family will be in complete shock and amazement!!
This is a scrumptious little dinner I decided to make myself when the Sherminator was away for business. It was put together in under 15 minutes…
beat that Rachel Ray!!
- 2-3 large sea scallops (rinse and pat dry scallops).
- gently sprinkle scallops with Old Bay Seasoning.
- Heat pan over high heat
- Add extra virgin olive oil
- Place scallops on pan **IMPORTANT** Do not move scallops
- Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until bottom is golden
- With spatula, turn scallop over and sear opposite side for another 2-3 minutes.
The thing about scallops is they are delicate to cook, and it is very easy to over cook them. The perfect scallop should have a mildly sweet flavor and the texture should be soft, moist and easy to chew.
the tasti life