Come and see what I will be cooking up on Marilyns Treats this week!
Serving this week 3-4 to 3-8 are a Bacon Wrapped Scallops on Tuesday, on Wednesday a Loaded Baked Potato Soup and Friday Pork Chops In Creamy Mushroom Sauce.
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Bacon Wrapped Scallops
How was your weekend? We had 16.7″ of snow. It was the third biggest on record in our city. It was enough to close everything around here and put a damper on many SuperBowl Parties. We went ahead and threw caution to the wind and drove our 45 minute trek to the family party anyway. Wise Hubby threw a shovel, a second set of gloves, boots, hats, scarves, coats and clothes in the car. I took a case of water, all the appetizers, snacks, and beer. We weren’t going to go unprepared for a single scenario! Here in Michigan they were prepared to keep the roads moving. Our trip coming and going was uneventful and smooth. We were met with a Seafood Spread of grilled salmon, two kinds of scewered grilled shrimp, and these great scallops marinated three ways. We are going to be eating SuperBowl food for a week! It pays to be prepared! (This was originally published in February 2015)
Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Loaded Baked Potato Soup ~This healthy loaded baked potato soup recipe is inspired by the comforting flavor of fully loaded baked potatoes with bacon, Cheddar, sour cream and chives. To make a vegetarian version of this potato soup, omit the bacon and use “no-chicken” broth. Serve it with a green salad and crusty bread to clean up the bowl. It will warm you from your nose to your toes.
Pork Chops In Creamy Mushroom Sauce
I love pork. It’s “the other white meat” as they say in the ads. It is relatively lean and goes on sale here in Michigan quite often. For dinner we had this delightful Pork topped in a Creamy White Sauce with plenty of fresh mushrooms. It was so tender and good, I guess that comes with not eating a lot of meat lately. The succulent chops were paired with a mashed potatoes and caramelized onions. The veggie was a nice honey roasted carrot dish cooked al dente. A crispy endive salad with a bit of vinegar and oil topped off the meal. The only key ingredient I missed was a nice wine. What kind of wine would you have chosen?