Good morning y’all. Does anyone else have morning hair like this when you wake up?
Don’t worry new readers, she doesn’t always look like that. Since she may be reading this in another 10 years, I better make her look a bit normal or I’ll never hear the end of it.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Vietnamese culture, this is a traditional Vietnamese dress called an “ao dai“. We’re not Vietnamese but my parents’ friends own a shop in China town that sells these. I thought this was super cute so I wanted to buy one for her. Of course they refused to take my money, so if you ever read this, thank you very much Auntie.
All right, on with business. Ever since I made bacon wrapped scallops to bring to a friend’s and blogged about it, I keep getting asked when I’m going to post the recipe. I wasn’t going to at first because to most of you foodies reading this, this recipe is just pure child’s play. But then I neglected the fact that not everyone reading this is a supercook in the kitchen (definitely me included). So what better timing than to tag this along with my father’s day post. These will go great with the steak, lamb, lobster, or whatever you’re making for Dad. They’re also a definite crowd pleaser at a pot luck. Here’s the recipe guys, now stop nagging me (you know who you are) ;-). On a side note, I like to buy my scallops at Costco. When they have their seafood roadshow I totally stock up.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops (adapted from this recipe)
- 2 lbs fresh sea scallops (large variety)
- 1 package lean bacon
- juice of one and a half fresh lemon
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder (I chose this instead of pepper because of my kiddies, but I prefer to use ground pepper)
- long toothpicks
Rinse scallops in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. This step is very important to get a good browning on the scallops.
Mix olive oil, lemon juice and garlic powder in a small bowl. Pour over scallops and marinade in refrigerator for about an hour. Wrap each scallop with 1 strip of bacon. Keep together with toothpick. (If scallops are smaller, use half a strip of bacon)
Place scallops in a non-stick pan and pan fry (no need to add oil) on high heat for about 7 to 10 minutes on each side or until scallops turn a golden brown colour.
An optional extra step is to pop the scallops into the oven for another 5 minutes at 400 degrees fahrenheit to get the bacon to become more crispy. Enjoy!
Before I leave I just want to share some pictures with you and wish my hubby a very happy father’s day. You’ve been the best Dad that these two little munchkins could ever have. Thank you for all that you do for us and for bringing home the bacon 😉 so that I can stay home to take care of them rather than sending them off to daycare. Always know you are well-loved hun!!!
Daddy’s little girl:
Daddy’s little boy:
When I grow up I want to be superdad just like my daddy.
Yes, he’s had huge eyes ever since he was born lol.
Only real men wear pink.
Happy Fathers Day!!!
Sorry for the really bad phone pics.
My parents don’t read my blog but I would also like to wish a huge happy father’s day to my Dad anyways and all the other fathers out there. Until next time friends and family. For all the Daddies with little girls, I leave you with this song: