The weather in Chicago has been wet and rainy for days weeks. And seeing as water doesn’t exactly agree with my suede sandals or hair, I’ve lived in rain boots and a ballerina bun. So, since my shoes and hairdo need to remain static, I needed a quick fix to accessorize a rainy day. Cue red lips, thick-frame glasses and swing coat. And while I love my rainy day pieces, I do hope I can soon ditch the umbrella, hang up the coat, and swap the rain boots for a pair of peep toes. Because frankly, I’m over the rain.
Ingredients For Bacon Wrapped Scallops:
- Fresh Scallops (about 10-12)
- Fresh Lemon (1)
- Package of Bacon (1)
- Garlic Powder
- Garlic Pepper
- Toothpicks and Aluminum Tray
Ingredients for Horseradish Sauce:
- Cocktail Sauce
- Turn on grill and let it warm up to a medium to medium-high heat setting.
- Wrap bacon around scallops, spear with toothpick, and place in an alluminum tray.
- Squeeze the lemon juice from one fresh lemon over the top and around the wrapped scallops, sprinkle with garlic powder and coarse black pepper.
- Place tray on grill and let cook for about 40 minutes or until browned and crispy. Be sure to turn or rotate the scallops after 10 to 12 minutes and put on high heat for the last 3 to 4 minutes to really the crisp the outside of the bacon.
- While the scallops are cooking, mix horseradish, a couple dollops of cocktail sauce and the juice from half a lemon into bowl. (Tip: if you are not a horseradish fan, flip the cocktail sauce to horseradish ratio). Leave dipping sauce cold or heat in microwave for about 40 seconds.
- Remove scallops from heat and sprinkle a small amount of garlic pepper over the top before serving. You may remove the toothpicks or leave them in for easy gripping.
I love my dogs. They are big, friendly, and the most lovable two animals you will ever meet. That is; until I want to take them for a quick walk in a pair of heels. Then, they like to run, pull, and disregard any command I give them. My mother, who found this whole scene quite entertaining, didn’t help my cause by calling their names every few minutes. But needless to say, I thought they complimented my soft pink, cold shoulder Bailey top, chunky short necklaces, and Divine Rights of Denim shredded jeans. And although I love my nude pumps, I could have done without them on this particular walk.
Approximate Cost: $15.00
Approximate Time: 30 minutes
Things you will need:
- Organic Soil
- Gardening Trowel
- Festive Plant Holder (be sure there is a drainage hole in the bottom of the planter)
- Any flower proportionate to the planter (in my case, pansies)
- English Ivy
- Natural Moss
- Spanish Moss
- Small Birds' Nest
- Florist Wire and Sticks (connected)
- Ribbon (tip: ribbon with wire in it will hold the shape of the bow better)
- Decorative Butterfly (you can also use a bee, dragonfly, ladybug...all would be just as cute)
- Glue Gun