Tonight's dinner was another last minute creation that turned out to be a success. In fact, Johnnycakes was trying to tempt me to go out to eat for cheeseburgers but I resisted! A lack of pre-planning or selection in the freezer necessitated a trip to the Cross Street Market. Johnnycakes and I were also very indecisive but I eventually decided on some large sea scallops which are one of his favorites.
I knew that I was in the mood for brown rice and we always have plenty of that on hand. I used the rice cooker to prepare a couple of cooks. While the the rice cooked, I marinated the scallops in a sweet white wine and salt. Johnnycakes sauteed some mushrooms and onions in Smart Balance in one pan and the scallops and butter in another one. It was also his idea to add spinach to the mix.
Once everything was prepared, we both went separate ways when it came to plating and presentation. I mixed everything together in a bowl and topped it with the scallops and Parmesan cheese. Johnnycakes chose to eat each item separately. To each their own! We both enjoyed this impromptu dinner which was both nutritious and tasty. Much better than cheeseburgers. At least for tonight, anyway.