Sunday, January 17, 2010

Seafood Sunday

Doesn’t the weekend seem to go twice as fast as the same 48 hours during the week?  I hope you all had a great Sunday.  Did anyone do anything fun and exciting this weekend?

This morning I lazed around in bed for a couple of hours with Ava.  After her bottle, she laid in bed with us, and we read stories, played peek-a-boo with the sheets, etc.  It was glorious to not have to do the normal morning rush, and relax with our little peanut.  When I finally did get up, I walked 2 miles to the gym and did an hour sculpt class.  I love this class.  It’s taught by one of the personal trainers and is always a completely different whole body routine.   I like the extra push, as it ends up being more than I do when left to my own devices in the weight room. 

On another bright note, after sitting on my bum for 3 hours the Vikings beat the Cowboys!  Go Vikes.  (I grew up in MN and will always be a diehard Vikings fan.)   Not that is was a great game, hopefully they can play well next week against New Orleans. 

Which brings me to Seafood Sundays.  I saw this recipe recently over at Emily’s blog, A Nutritionist Eats.  I was immediately drawn to her blog because she lives in Minneapolis and is also an RD, but her beautiful photos and superb recipes have me hooked.

First, in order to cook, I needed a glass of this,


I followed the recipe almost exactly.  I didn’t have any garlic on hand, so I substituted a shallot

Hubby and I loved this! 


Roasted Brussels with Maple Syrup, on the side


Altogether with arugula salad added for more GREEN


oops, I may have snuck another scallop or two.

Going to go hang out on the couch and watch ‘24.’  Can’t wait – I hope it’s a good season! 


  1. What a great dinner! I LOVE Emily's blog :)

    My brother lives in Minneapolis and was at the game! What a lucky guy! We're from Texas... so you know who we were routing for... but the Vikings were awesome and deserved to win :)

    Have a great week!

  2. A glass of wine is sometimes necessary during cooking. What an awesome looking dish! I love scallops. Also, I nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger award on my blog!

  3. Wine always helps my cooking too! :) So glad you liked the dish - your picture is beautiful!

  4. yum, looks delicious! I've recently discovered that I like brussel sprouts. The maple syrup is a good idea, thanks!