Good morning! I have the day off from my day job today. I knew it was going to be a crazy busy weekend at the restaurant, so I decided to take the day off to spend it with Tony, otherwise I wouldn’t have seen him much at all today.
We are back to breakfast tacos! I actually think I am going to make a bunch of these over the weekend for just grab and go breakfast next week. Although I’ll use more egg white – I was totally out so these are two eggs, 3 slices of ham, baby spinach, an ounce of cheese and 3 ultra thin mission tortillas. I pan fried them in about 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil and Pam.
I had planned on swimming again, but the pool was so crowded for some reason. Homey don’t share swim lanes too well – I am a slow swimmer. So I ended up watching The Chew and biking 9 miles. This was at the end of my ride – I don’t like Anne Burrell – she’s kind of a condescending cook to me.
I ended up bringing the leftovers of the chicken and dumplings to work. I’ve had several blog readers make it and e-mail me that it turned out great for them – love it! I decided to try the convection microwave button (vs. the convection bake button) on our new microwave at work. I cooked this for 3 minutes.
I love this mini LeCrueset dish! I think I got it at T.J. Maxx for like $4.99?
It worked great! The chicken and veggies were nice and hot and the biscuit was again crunchy on top, but soft on the bottom. So good.
I had bay scallops in the freezer, so I decided to make a scallop/orzo dish for dinner. There is really no recipe for this. I thawed the bay scallops under water for a few minutes, separated them and squeezed them dry in a paper towel. Meanwhile I cooked the orzo – only takes 5 minutes to cook. While the orzo cooked, I pan fried the scallops in about a teaspoon of butter and a teaspoon of olive oil. Once I drained the orzo, I put it back into the pan, drizzled with about a teaspoon of extra light olive oil, a little butter, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, the squeeze from half a lemon and about a teaspoon of lemon zest – and for me – chopped fresh spinach.
With some crusty bread on the side – this came together in less than 20 minutes. #winning!
Tony and I usually don’t exchange gifts for V-Day, but I did find him this card – perfect for us!! Hahahaha!
And he bought me flowers and wrote a nice note. Tony has lots of nicknames for me – Bazey being one of them.
And I am happy to report that as of yesterday morning, I am a Great Aunt! My nephew and his wife welcomed baby boy Maddux! Just under 8 pounds. Unfortunately she was in labor for more than 36 hours before they decided to do a c-section. My SIL made it there just in time and will be spending the week there. They will go home from the hospital on Saturday, but all are healthy!
I do have some laundry to do, but other than that, we are going to take it easy today, go out to lunch and just hang out – sounds like the perfect Friday to me!
Do you celebrate V-Day? Do you go out to a restaurant? I know we’ve been booked for this whole weekend for over two weeks – big bucks, no whammies! Make it a great day!