Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Rough Week, Chicken Wings and Scallops

About a week ago (last Friday) Maddy was in a bad car accident. All told, she survived it quite well. She's a very strong person. Mad was shaken up, to be sure, but doesn't appear to be physically hurt in a serious way.

Since then we've continued on with a very hectic schedule and have tried to make the best of things. That partially explains my absence from the blogosphere. I've kept up with the HealthFellow columns but lacked the mental or physical will to update things here.

A few positive highlights from this week:

Last night I made some fresh, wild caught scallops (pan-seared) in a lemon butter and white wine sauce. I served them with some homemade garlic-Parmesan mashed cauliflower. Mad told me it was one of her favorite meals ever. What sweet music to my ears! :)

I couldn't find much in the way of healthy, LC prepared foods at Whole Foods Market yesterday evening. So I spoke to the butcher and got some basic advice about how to make chicken wings at home (in the oven). It's good to have snack options on the days we're not on the road. Mad also gave the wings a big thumbs up. :) Sometimes you've got to be resourceful in order to stay on plan and to save a buck or two.

I wrote a couple columns this past week that deal with low carb issues on the HealthFellow site. I love spreading the good word about low carb living in an honest and non-pushy kind of way. I hope I'm succeeding in doing that.

Speaking of blogging ... I've tried to stop by and touch base on most of your menu-blogs as well. I'm not the most organized person but my intention is certainly to stay in touch as best as I can. This isn't a strong suit for me. It never has been. But I'm trying to change that.

I hope you all have a productive and/or restful weekend. Today we're both doing some work. Tomorrow, we'll mostly try to rest and recover. Fingers crossed. :)


~Oct said...

I left a big reply to you comment on my own blog but let me express again that I'm so glad that Mad is okay and please give her my best wishes. I've been in a car accident in the past and it can shake you up for a long while. That extra watchfulness due to the recent accident can be a good thing though ... I'll certainly keep in mind that things can happen in a blink and be extra watchful after hearing about Mad's bad luck. :( *hugs* for Mad.

The foods sound great and I'll pop over to check out your Healthy Fellow writing next. Thanks for keeping that going, JP. You are so diligent and filled with great information.

Harry/JP said...

Thanks, Oct. :)

I'll let Mad know as soon as she gets back - she's working at the moment. Her job is such that weekends aren't always off. Mine too. Good to have work though!

I was in a car accident a few years back as well. In both instances (Mad's and mine) we fell victim to careless drivers. As my dad always says ... you have to "drive defensively". I guess we both have to follow that advice even more closely because it doesn't seem like most people are going to improve their driving skills anytime soon.

Thanks again for your support, Oct. :)

Vadim said...

Glad she is ok1 and those scallops are still making me shiver every time you mention them. I still cant get a grab on that scallops and mashed cauliflower dinner. But I will!

SheZug said...

Sorry to hear Mad was in a bad accident. I hope her recovery is quick. Things like that will make a already hectic scheduel crazy. Good to see you blogging again.

p.s. This is Sadekat,...I made a whole new blog... :)

Harry/JP said...

Thanks, Vadim. :-)

The best thing about the scallops (apparent from the taste) is how easy they are to prepare.

Give 'em a shot. I don't think you'll be sorry!

Harry/JP said...

Thanks, Sadekat!

I didn't know that was you! I'll track down your new blog now that I'm aware. :-)

Low Carb Daily said...

Wow! I just have to try scallops now.

On a more serious note, I'm soooo sorry to hear about your sweet wife! Tell her that I'm thinking about her.

I'm glad she is going to be okay. Cars are replaceable. Mads are NOT!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh i cant believe i missed this blog. sorry to hear Mad was in a car accident but I'm so glad she's ok. I hope she recovers quick!

Harry/JP said...

You got that right, Angie! :)

Thank you!

Harry/JP said...

Thank you, Nancy! Mad's getting stronger every day!