Happy Almost Friday everyone!
This morning I did my last run before the Half Marathon this Sunday. I did a nice 4 mile run on the Greenbelt with the jog stroller, and feel very confident going into Sunday’s run in Long Beach. I’m looking forward to it, I must say! The last race I did was last December, the “12K’s of Christmas” 12 Kilometer run.
I’ve spoiled myself a bit this week in anticipation of the run, with some of my favorite foods. I think my all time favorite meal has to be seared jumbo scallops. Just a bit a salt and pepper, cooked about 3 minutes per side (give or take) in a small amount of real butter. Dangle these little gems at the finish line, and I might sprint the whole 13.1 miles. (OK, not really.)
I had a few refrigerator odds and ends to use up so I made a bit of a “succotash” to dress the scallops. A few small heirloom grape tomatoes, avocado, edammame, and pom arils tossed a smidge of EVOO and good balsamic. I was just enough to add to the scallops, without overpowering. Served over cauliflower puree. I think I would be happy to eat this meal every night.
Wine pairing: one of my favorite dry Rose’s. I visited this winery when I was in Paso Robles and have been obsessed with the Garretson wines ever since. (Although, sadly they’ve closed.)
Of course, I finished with some dark chocolate and candy corn for something sweet. Gotta carb load right?
What is your favorite meal? How do you “treat” yourself before a big event (ie race, interview, speech, etc.)?