This is the questions that is asked with a lot of regularity in my house. You’d think with the amount of “I don’t know.” answers that they’d just give up. But no, as the mom dinner preparation is mostly my responsibility. Now that Jonah is in college and is taking a couple of night courses it is just Thomas and I for dinner. Christopher usually eats at daycare. Last night, however, the answer was different. I had a plan for dinner and it was thanks to the owner of the company I work for. He was telling me what he was planning to make for dinner. He does this periodically so it’s not unusual. But this time what he was telling me sounded DELICIOUS! And I had most of the ingredient. And it wasn’t complicated or time consuming.
All of the famous blogs post pictures when they post recipies. I had it together enough last night to photograph the ingredients and the final product. Cool huh? Here are the ingredients:
crimini mushrooms (sliced)
cream of mushroom soup (condensed)
bell pepper (fine dice)
rice (I used basmati)
milk (not pictured)
Start your rice. Saute shallots in olive oil. Add garlic. Cook for a minute. Add mushrooms. Cook most of the way then add bell pepper. Put soup in sauce pan and add about a quarter of a cup of milk to smooth it out. Heat on low to medium-low. When mushroom mix is done put it in with the soup. Melt a little butter over medium-high to high heat. Add scallops and a splash of wine. Get a good sear on the scallops and turn them over (gently!). Add another splash of wine. Sear the other side of the scallops. Serve up some rice. Generously put the soup/mushroom mixture over it and top with the scallops. Serve with a green vegetable and a glass of wine (neither of those pictured). And here is the final product: