Scallops, Part Deux

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Good evening!  Mom mentioned she was craving scallops, so I got to have them TWO times in one week!  Yipppeee.


I used my favorite method for cooking scallops:  heat a wok, add a pad of butter, brown a tablespoon of garlic, pour in a few tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon and a sprinkle of pepper, and then brown the scallops (about 6 – 8 minutes).


Dinner by candlelight with mom (Future Husband is working… poor man!).


On the side, we had roasted sweet potato rings and brussel sprouts, each seasoned with kosher salt and pepper.  And I had a taste of Yellow Tail Shiraz (which is VERY good for the price!).


"Working" Bridal Shower


Tomorrow AM, I’m getting together with friends and family for a "working" bridal shower.  We’re putting together the wedding favors, programs, and gift bags.  There will be lots of food, silly bridal games, and WEDDING CAKE taste-testing!!


I am ever so grateful to have help with all this stuff! Just look at this giant box of stuff for tomorrow!  (Trust me, there’s more!).


Tomorrow is also my "rest" day before my big 10K race!  I haven’t run a 10K race since August and I’m definitely looking to improve my time.  I’m shooting for 56 minutes! 


Do you prefer to set specific goals or take a more relaxed approach towards fitness?  I really like to "measure" my success through distance logging or setting a new Personal Record (PR).  I’m definitely a numbers person!



  • VeggieGirl November 7, 2008, 7:35 pm

    Aww, what a lovely dinner with your mom!! I’m loving the sweet potato rings and brussel sprouts meal components, especially :0)

    Good luck tomorrow!!

    Yep, I’m a “numbers” person as well :0)

  • Meg November 7, 2008, 7:39 pm

    Lovely dinner! I love scallops. I like to marinate them in sweet thai chili sauce!

  • Oh She Glows November 7, 2008, 7:52 pm

    Enjoy your time with your mom! I too get to see my mom this weekend- she is flying in from Calgary 🙂 Moms are great aren’t they?

    Something tells me that you will definitely beat your 10km goal…and surpass it! Goodluck!

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! November 7, 2008, 7:52 pm

    yummy eats! Have good time tomorrow!

    I’ve became more intuitive with fitness lately… together with more intuitive eating as well. I feel more relaxed this way, since I was stressed out for being healthy too.

  • Erica November 7, 2008, 7:53 pm

    Dinner looks great! I hope you two are having fun! Enjoy the bridal shower tomorrow!

  • Laura November 7, 2008, 7:57 pm

    Love scallops, but have never made them. Your method sounds simple enough. I’ll have to try it. 🙂

    I’m relaxed about fitness, but I’m thinking I need to set more specific goals for myself.

  • Sharney November 7, 2008, 7:58 pm

    Yay for dinner with mommy! So fun! I am so much closer to my mom than I was as a kid and I cherish times like those! Your meal looks delicious as always 🙂

    Good luck with the working bridal shower tomorrow. It sounds like you have a great team behind you and I hope you all have tons of fun!

    I used to take a more relaxed approach to fitness than I do now. I used to just care about "getting it done" and not really challenging myself. As long as I was keeping myself fit & trim, I was happy. Since discovering your blog and seeing your dedication to running, I caught your bug!! Now I am constantly trying to challenge myself by either running longer distances or trying to improve my speed. Thanks, Caitlin for being such an encouragement to me :^)

    Have a wonderful evening!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 7, 2008, 8:06 pm

    meg – oooo that sounds good.

    sharon – thanks!! i’m glad i’m helping you! AND YOU ARE STARTIN A BLOG?? i cant wait to see it!!

  • just me November 7, 2008, 8:57 pm

    great dinner and have fun tomorrow!!! I’m sure it’ll be a great day!!!

  • Lyss November 7, 2008, 9:29 pm

    That’s exactly how I like to cook scallops!

    Please post pictures of all the stuff you do tomorrow at your “working” wedding shower, I need the inspiration!

  • Meghann November 7, 2008, 9:29 pm

    I miss you too!! I will see you tomorrow! 🙂

  • Simple and Divine November 7, 2008, 9:29 pm

    1. YOUR HAIR IS BEYOND EXQUISITE! And Hair Extensions!! So much FUN 🙂

  • seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) November 7, 2008, 10:45 pm

    gooooodd luck tomorrow-wishing u the best.

  • AManda November 7, 2008, 11:48 pm

    have fun running the 10K and good luck beating your PR!! the day with your mom looked like fun – and dinner looked delish!

  • wholefoodswholeme November 8, 2008, 2:59 am

    i am loving the scallops!!! i want to have some right now.. it’s not even 10am yet..

    as far as fitness goals are concerned, i think im kind of a take it one day at a time person 🙂

  • Oh She Glows November 8, 2008, 6:48 am

    Setting personal goals can be fun! I tend not to do it all the time, but right now I have a personal goal of adding more resistance exercises to my routine, as well as training for a marathon in the spring!

  • Elina November 8, 2008, 8:29 am

    Have fun at the bridal shower!

    I’m definitely a numbers person too 🙂

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