Scallops and Bacon with Alfredo Pasta and Peas

Happy Sunday! Here is what was for dinner tonight!


Scallops and Bacon with Alfredo Pasta and Peas


1 pound Scallops- dry well and season both sides with salt and pepper
1/2 pound bacon
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup frozen peas
1 container of your favorite Alfredo Sauce
one container of pasta- I used fresh Angel Hair (from the fridge section)
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese


Boil water and cook pasta.

Cook your bacon off in a cast iron skillet. Drain on paper towels and tent with aluminum foil. Chop when it has cooled off a bit.

Turn down heat add your onions and garlic for about 5 minutes. Move your onions and garlic toward the edges and add in your scallops. Cook on medium high heat for 2 minutes per side. Do not overcook!!!

Take out the scallops and add in your frozen peas, butter, sauce, and cheese. Mix well. Add in your pasta. If too thick, add in a bit of pasta water. Top with bacon and scallops!

I wasn’t sure how the girls would like the scallops, but they gobbled them up!

Leftover Loving- Cheesy Chicken, Tomato, and Pea Orzo

Hey friends! Happy Tuesday! I hope you have had a great 1st week of July! This week I am in another professional development class. It is the 2nd one of the summer working on my teacher Coach Endorsement. It has been an amazing experience so far, and I’m looking forward to all the work I have to do in the future to become a better teacher leader and coach!

So on the way home from class, I stopped by Publix and picked up a rotisserie chicken, some fresh prepared mashed potatoes, and a bag of Steam-fresh  peas. Fast and easy dinner on a tired Tuesday night! So when I was cleaning the dishes, I got the idea to cut up the leftover chicken (one breast), peas, some cherry tomatoes from my garden, a shallot from the farmer’s market, and a 1/2 cup of orzo pasta and make a dish for lunch this week. So simple…

First I boiled some salted water in a large pot. I cut the cherry tomatoes in half, and diced the shallot. I added them to a med. hot pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a tablespoon of salt and pepper. Meanwhile, I dropped my orzo in the boiling water.  I cooked the veggies and the pasta about the same time, 6 minutes. Then I added the chicken, peas, and pasta to the tomatoes and garlic. I added 2 spoonfuls of pasta water plus 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup of  diced fresh mozzarella cheese. Mix well and add chopped parsley to the top. So yummy!