Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Late Night Dinner Snacks

So I just came from the alternative weekly office and it's nearly 9 PM. I was putting a cover story to bed, which will be available tomorrow by about noon at fwweekly.com and I think it's a good one, particularly for anyone facing natural gas drilling in your region. On cover story nights my boss expects that the writer will show up and read galleys, then proofs, then put in pull-quotes and photos captions. And check for any errors along the way. This is days after the story has been read by my editor and sent back to me (in this case) with questions. I answer the questions, fix what needs to be fixed, then send it back. Next day it comes back with more detailed questions and I make calls and get those answered. Then again. Finally it's printing night and so while it's a bit of a pain to drive 25 miles each way and then spend 3 hours at the office--I am so not an office type guy, SNAP!, like you didn't know that! Ha!--but at the same time it's a sort of moment of truth. It's your (my) cover story, after all. It represents. And so there is also a bit of pride rolled into it being a bit of a pain.
    Read the story. It's worth the 15 minutes it will take.
    But now I'm home. Way too late to eat anything heavy. So I've put broccoli and cauliflower into a pot, cut into bite sized florets, and am steaming those. In a skillet I've put 4 sea scallops, not huge, just about one ounce each. I floured the and put them in hot olive oil infused with garlic. I put some sea salt and cracked black pepper on them. I added diced scallions.
    I think I'll finish them with a touch of good balsamic vinegar. Keep it simple.
    So dinner is going to be four sea scallops with steamed broccoli and cauliflower that will then be sauteed in the scallop pan drippings.
    Gonna be a winner for sure.


Morgan said...

Read the story.

Like a deadly game of hop scotch....

23 said...

Great expose' and a scary reality for the people of Fort Worth! The government and gas companies may not know where all the lines are, but, I bet the accountants know where every dollar of the gas royalties went. I also bet that everyone will be ducking from liability when the next line blows.

BTW, how'd you like those sea scallops? Sounded down-right yum-o!