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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Just call me Mrs. Wingate.

Yesterday at dinner Anna said that Mrs. Ziel wasn't the teacher today, that she had a substitute, Mrs. Wingate. She then went on to ask if she could call me Mrs. Wingate. I told her no and she asked again about 10 times.

Not suprisingly, I got frustrated. I said. What if I started calling you Sally? Would you like that? Anna said, do I get to call you Mrs. Wingate? I said, I guess. she said, Okay Mrs. Wingate, you can call me Sally. You can call me Sally in the morning and the afternoon and at night you can call me Anna, got it Mrs. Wingate?

I said, got it. Then she said, what about the brothers? I said OK, we'll call them Bob and Jeffery. Who's who? she asked. Bob is Patrick and Jeffery is Bryce. And dad? Oh he is Mr. Wingate I said. And so it went all night.

Here is a recipe I found on Sparkrecipes, it is fabulouso!!!! You have to try it, really it is amazing and healthy.

I made a few changes and am renaming it:
Mrs. Wingates Amazing Scallops Pasta Dish:

Whole wheat angel hair pasta or Barilla Plus Angel Hair (barilla plus is my favorite)
1 lb of small/medium size scallops (defrosted if frozen)
2 tbsp olive or canola oil
2 tbsp of Garlic Garlic
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 cup chardonnay
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
grated parm cheese if desired
fresh ground pepper

Make pasta as directed. Spray pan w/Pam and when the pan is med/hot add the scallops searing them until they are just lightly brown on each side. Then remove the scallops from the pan, turn down the heat to medium. Add oil to the pan and sprinkle the pan w/ground pepper and add the chopped onions and garlic garlic, and a bit of sea salt. Saute for 3 minutes, then add the scallops, tomatoes and wine to the pan. Simmer until the scallops are cooked through (about 3-4 minutes). Add the parsley and additional salt and pepper if desired. Spoon over pasta and then serve adding parm cheese if you'd like.

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