Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday Night Dinner: Pesto Scallops
This week's dinner were scallops served on a bed of spinach and crimini mushrooms topped with a homemade basil pesto sauce and served with a side of oven roasted sweet potatoes cooked with onions and garlic. Vanessa made dinner for us this week and it was pretty delicious. It was her first time cooking scallops, which are a tricky thing. They weren't perfect, but I think we'll continue trying to cook them. Her basil pesto was delicious and I kept the leftover pesto.
Summer is going to throw off the Wednesday night dinners a bit, I think, as Whitney is in Texas for the summer doing an internship and the others travel around. I am, sadly, the only one who will always be around for Wednesdays because my job doesn't offer me any vacation time in my first year there. So this week, the cast of characters was Vanessa, Chris, me and Vanessa's co-worker, Heather. I like how Wednesday night dinners has seen a steady stream of visitors. One day, we're going to end up with twice as many people as we started with.