I have been blessed with so many offers to assist with guest posts the past few weeks while I deal with the impending move (TOMORROW!!) and focus on helping my sweet girl with preparing her meals, meeting her doctors and this past weekend helping her clean her apartment so she can sub-lease it. We feel it will be better if she does that so she can move in with her Dad during chemo, surgery and radiation so that she can better handle the rigors of her fight (well, I would much rather she move in with me but since I’m going to be living with friends; um, not gonna happen!). Ann Franklin, with the blog Dinner is Served offered this gorgeous recipe and I could not resist; that she also offered to make sure her dish included a pink component that was an extra challenge and it seems she was up for it! Thanks Ann; now where are MY scallops? 🙂
Greetings to Creative Culinary followers! My name is Ann and I write a small food blog called Dinner Is Served, which was the name of the personal chef business I started right after graduating from culinary school (way back when). I am honored to be a part of Barb’s food world, as she takes the time she needs to support her daughter Lauren in her fight with breast cancer.
Like many, cancer has affected my immediate family as well, with my younger sister undergoing extensive treatment for and ultimately winning the battle against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma about fifteen years ago. This post is dedicated to all who bravely face this disease, their family and friends, and the doctors, nurses and care givers who heal and cure.
I told Barb I would focus on a pink theme in honor of breast cancer awareness. I was inspired by a bounty of fruits, vegetables, seafood and spices, all in varying shades of pink. So much so, I created a special Pinterest board called “Pretty in Pink.” It was a reminder to me of the simple beauty of nature.
I settled on this scallop recipe because, well I LOVE scallops, and I was intrigued with the idea of incorporating pink grapefruit into a beurre blanc sauce. The result went beyond my expectations. The sauce has a nice balance of richness and acidity. And the pink grapefruit garnish is not only beautiful to behold, they really compliment the flavor and texture of the scallops. A perfect first course or entrée for an elegant spring dinner.
I leave you with these words from a breast cancer badge I found online:
We can survive, inspire, remember, empower, love and hope.
Let’s never stop fighting for a cure.
Dinner is Served
Thanks again Ann; you’ve got me wanting these too; I think Lauren and I need to share a special dinner soon!