It’s Friday – (hands waving in the air) and it’s my birthday! (shameless plug numero uno) Didn’t this short week fly by? I have all sorts of stuff to get done today because Ava and I are leaving Sunday for a couple of weeks in Minnesota. I also have a birthday announcement to make (shameless plug number 2.) More on that in a minute.
The other day jumbo scallops were on sale, so I splurged and decided to pair them with some heirloom tomatoes that were also on special. I thought this was a fun presentation with a cauliflower puree in the middle. (Balsamic syrup for flavah and colah.)
Scott played around with a different presentation and added a couple sugar snap peas for color. Maybe we should take a vote on the better presentation?
Scallops were simply seared in a couple of teaspoons of real butter and a little S & P.
Now, for my little “announcement”.
In light of the fact that I’m the big 4-0, (shameless plug number 3,) I’ve decided to come out of distance-running retirement, and do a half marathon!. I know that’s not entirely a long distance, but it will be on these 40-year old knees. The other motivator…it’s in Long Beach, California- next month. Running along the ocean in October? Doesn’t sound to shabby, right? After that, back to “retirement” and runs no longer than 4 miles. (If I can still walk.)
So, tomorrow will be 7 miles. Luckily, the mornings are cooling off, so it should be enjoyable. Today I’m going to have an active rest day by swimming a few laps, followed by some fun pool play with Ava.
Vote – which presentation of our scallop dinner do you like better? Remember it is my birthday. :-) (Shameless plug number 4.)
See you from Minnesota!!