They like me! They really like me!

Whoa. A few hours published, and I have followers. I have likes. I have a comment.

My mind is blown. I’m so humbled. I’m sure many of you expert bloggers are thinking “psh- newb” and that receiving a bunch of follows and likes from strangers is common when you start a new blog. But to me, this is huge. Thank you, all. I feel like you’re my new posse.

Gratitude aside, I just made a BAD-A meal. Like, super amazing. The kind of meal where you think “there is no way I’ll ever make that.” Well, I did it. I mastered scallops. Scallops are intense! I’ve had undercooked scallops, and I’ve had rubber disks that someone tried to pass off as scallops. It feels so empowering when you conquer something that you once thought to be unconquerable. I have this small voice in my head saying “scallops done, now move on to some crazy french sounding Julia Child dish.”

Ok, maybe I will stick with baby steps.

Here is my “clean” meal.  No preservative. No additives. All fresh, delicious food.

Scallop and Shrimps sautéed in a butter garlic lemon sauce. Sautéed portobello mushrooms. Roasted asparagus and baby red potatoes.


(Note to self- use awesome camera instead of iPhone next time)

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Major props must go out to the recipes I found online:


For the Love of Cooking – Shrimp and Scallops in a Lemon Butter Sauce

Ina Garten – Roasted Asparagus (To this I added the potatoes. I cut them in half and shook them in a bag with a tbsp of olive oil, a pinch of garlic powder, salt + pepper)

Portobello Mushrooms: Sautee in a pan with 1/2 tbsp butter and a splash of olive oil


I was feeling so good about my $35-at-a-restaurant-but-I-made-it-at-home meal that I felt motivated to make a muscle.

*Bing* The sound my little bicep makes. Just wait- with some more dedication it will make a *Pow!*

*Bing* The sound my little bicep makes. Just wait- with some more dedication it will make a *Pow!*

You are all invited over for dinner next time. Do not bring wine, I can’t have any. Did I forget to mention that in my first post? The BDA club also does not allow alcohol. It’s a lonely club, but we survive. OH MAN, how did I not see this before? It is no longer BDA (Bread + Dessert Anonymous), it is now:

BAD A! Bread + Alcohol + Dessert Anonymous.

Amazing. Join the BAD A club. Membership is free. Outcome is a better you.

(Holy Heck- on previewing my post I just noticed that I deemed my above meal “Bad A”. Super clever, coincidence or fate? Consider my mind blown…)


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