{thirsty thursday – celebrating 33-years with pan-seared sea scallops, and my favourite beer ever}

21 Nov

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my goodness do i love scallops!

pan-seared in some amazing butter… click here to see the best and only cooking method one should use to make these decadent sea-dwellers. like most good things in life, it should be done low and slow. 

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and i also love asparagus!

i usually do my best to eat with the seasons… which means i wouldn’t normally be eating asparagus right now, but hey – i’m the birthday girl, i can do whatever i want, right?! 😉

my birthday {which is tomorrow, actually} is always so close to thanksgiving {it was ON thanksgiving last year and the year i was born}, but i admit i’m happy that it falls in an entirely different week this year!  i haven’t really been thinking of the holidays as much this year since i switched jobs {that’s a whole big, long blogpost or BOOK waiting to happen} so it’s been nice to really focus my energy on ME. i do have to work tomorrow, which is kind of a bummer – but i’m celebrating today and tonight with this amazing food and drink.

i like to spoil myself on my birthday.  i started this morning with my favourite americano from my favourite coffee shop and a sinful pastry they call an “apple jesus” – can’t wait to try that!  and i plan to have peach-wood-smoked salmon for lunch, followed by the above amazing meal for dinner… swallowed down gently with this :

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la fin du monde – french, which translates to “the end of the world

it is a triple-fermented golden ale that is high in alcohol content {9% : i tried to finish the whole bottle once – not a good idea for this 110-pound lass} la fin du monde is full of wonderful champagne-like bubbles which deliver hints of honey and fruit, accompanied by floral notes that linger pleasantly and round-out with a smooth, dry finish.

i have one every year on my birthday… and i always cook myself a super nice meal, usually consisting of seafood, since it’s my ultimate fav.  i am already salivating, just thinking about my day full of amazing food…

happy birthday to me! 🙂

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4 Responses to “{thirsty thursday – celebrating 33-years with pan-seared sea scallops, and my favourite beer ever}”

  1. danistrulytheman November 21, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
    Enjoy your special day, Audrey!!
    … love La Fin Du Monde!

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    • Doodle November 21, 2013 at 10:33 am #

      Yes, enjoy your Bday, Audrey, and many more! Do you prefer Sea Scallops to Bay Scallops?
      I like either, but, have always found the Bay to be a bit sweeter, and best in Serviche. Sometimes just depends on availability. My Dad and I would go to this particular seafood shop in Winter Park, FL for scallops, and we would ask for Bay first, & purchase Sea, if Bays wern’t there. In any event we would get a sample to taste, raw. Delicious!!
      Have not tried that “La Fin Du Monde”. Sounds intriging.
      Have a really nice Birthday!

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  2. Chocolate Covered Race Medals November 21, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVE! 🙂

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  3. anthony0358 November 21, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    I keep wanting to try to the beer again, lol

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