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Treating Myself

As a single, unemployed, busy girl who lives alone, cooking involved meals is not usually one of my top priorities. Fast and easy is my bag. (FOR MY FOOD. Mind out of the gutter.)

But for some reason, I wanted to make myself something nice last night. Maybe I was inspired by the Food Network event, but I wanted to make myself a nice meal.

Scallops are one of my favorite foods and something I know I can easily cook without ruining, so I stopped to pick up some scallops on the way home.

I didn’t have a recipe in mind, so I searched my Google Reader when I got home. I don’t follow anyone who makes super-fancy, complicated meals all the time, so I knew I could probably follow any recipe I would find in my reader.

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I found this great orange-glazed scallop recipe from Kath and decided to give it a try.


Ah, yes. This is why I am a lazy chef. I hate cleaning up the kitchen after I cook.


I cooked the scallops in butter and then set out to make the sauce. I didn’t have red peppers, so I used grape tomatoes instead. What? They’re still red. I also used chardonnay instead of vignonet.


I also made a batch of couscous and grilled some asparagus in my grill pan, and I had a lovely little dinner.


This little guy was no help. He just monkeyed around while I was cooking and cleaning.

All kidding aside, cooking this relatively easy, but still nice, dinner was such a great little pick-me-up last night and really wasn’t any harder than making a bunch of veggies, a protein and throwing it over a carb and calling it a stir fry or pasta.

Today I’m at a social media for nonprofits conference for Junior League. I’ll let you know if I learn anything good.

Also, you might want to check out a piece I wrote for Brazen Careerist about five unexpected ways losing 50 pounds is helping my job search.

What do you want to know about social media? Junior League? Bailey? Do you cook nice dinners if it’s just you or do you just make some lazy-girl version? (I really never realized what a nice pick-me-up a decent diner I made for myself could be.)