Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Chef Me!

I told you I was working on it! As previously mentioned, one of my 2010 goals is to learn to cook more. I can honestly say and I am embarrassed to admit, I have only mastered 3 meals. Sloppy Joes, Chili and now Scallops.

So last night at 9:30pm Chris and I decide to have a date night and he wanted scallops. The seafood lady wasn't too happy with me when we strolled in the door asking for scallops 30 minutes before closing. I cant help that we are night shifters and decide on dinner at 9:30!

I didn't remember how I made the scallops last time, all I knew is I combined 2 recipes and they turned out awesome. This time I followed an actual recipe and I think I like my made up version better. Now if I could only remember it!

So here I am whipping up a dinner at 11pm, apron and all. Don't mind the scarf, it's been REAL CHILLY here in Florida the past few nights. It's nothing compared to what I grew up in, but after being transplanted in Florida for 9 years you forget what cold feels like. Brrrrrr!

Don't you love my Rachel Ray pans?

So I present to you, 'My Scallop' dinner. Yes, our date night consists of sitting at the coffee table and watching DVR episodes of Family Guy. We are just too exciting- I love it! I wouldn't have it any other way.So now I am trying to find my next dinner to master. Any ideas? Do I want to master a casserole? Chicken dinner? Something in the crock pot? Ahhh, too many decisions!

12 comments:

Tammy said...

When I first started to cook I would go by the book...I burned a lot of stuff, ruined a lot more, and set off the smoke alarm more times than I care to mention. I found that once I relaxed with it...decided that it didn't have to be "perfect" I did better. I also found that the dinners that went over well the most are the ones I just pulled out of my ass...well not literally. I know 1001 ways to make chicken and have a really simple recipe if you want it. Other than that, I say experiment and have fun with it!

Rachel H. said...

Those scallops look delicious!! And it totally makes me want to have that for dinner tonight! :)

Jessica said...

Its funny just before you mentioned it in your post I saw the Rachel Ray pans and said to myself...I bet those are Rachel Ray pans. Scallops look good!!

Debbie said...

Those scallops look good! And I don't think that mastering scallops is comparable to mastering sloppy joes. :-D
I think if you can make yummy scallops, you can make anything!

Izzy said...

looks yummy!

Lately we've been doing a couple different kinds of stir fry. It's very easy and quick. But definitely keep the fan over your stove running so you don't set off the smoke alarm!

Mitzi G.!! said...

looks like a perfectly romantic date...what did you cook the scallops in/with?

Aspen said...

I am so pleased to know that we are not the only ones who plop down in the living room to eat!!

I would also recommend home made fajitas. They are fun, and pretty hard to mess up!

kitcat018 said...

Ashley, I have to say that you are so freaking cute!! I have followed your blog for a while now and now your facebook! You are amazing and remember that you are an amazing woman and mother! Good luck with the rest of your cooking goals and hope 2010 is a great year for you!

cmatsukes said...

Pot roast in the crock pot is good and easy if you want my receipe it is a few ingredients and let it go all day. I started out just like you but have gotten to be a pretty good cook at least I have been told after awhile you can go do things without a receipe keep it simple. Your dinner looked great I love scallops you should try light breading them and fry in olive oil good too. Well have fun and I love my Rachel Ray pans they are great. I love the orange handles. Love your Aunt.

Lauren said...

Looks yummy! Glad you and the hubs had a nice evening.

ryansmom said...

Good job Ashley! I'm impressed and it looks yummy. That's better than I can do. Thank goodness my husband does the cooking.

Tracy said...

OOO! Looks YUMMY! My favorite meal to cook is spaghetti-pizza. It's so YUMMY too!