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Saturday night we had our first flag football game of the corporate challenge. We lost, but I had a lot of fun. I even managed to get one “tackle.” I can’t throw or catch very well, but I figured I might be okay at chasing people. It was way more of a workout than I was expected and after our 30 minute game our team rolled our sweaty selves in Buffalo Wild Wings for beer – gotta rehydrate!

We didn’t make it home until nearly 10pm and I was starving for a real dinner, so I threw together a pesto shrimp pizza using the master recipe from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. I love how quickly the pizza dough can be used. While the oven was preheated, I flattened the dough, peeled the shrimp, grated the cheese and layered the pizza. After 11 minutes in the oven, I was greeted with real food! So tasty. It was almost 10:30 by this point so I pigged out and then passed out. Glorious. I took a photo, but I was clearly more exhausted than I thought because it is basically a giant, unrecognizable blur.

Sunday I spent all day prepping for the upcoming week. I cut veggies, cooked chicken, soaked and cooked beans, made enchilada sauce, did laundry, and got Brent to help vacuum the whole house. I also pre-read some chapters for psych nursing and at the end of all that, I made another shrimp dinner. I was planned on making Cilantro Shrimp from Cooking Light, but I had no green onion, and very little cilantro – and I wanted more veg in it.

I sautéed 4 cloves of garlic and 2 tablespoons of grated ginger in 1 tablespoon of sesame oil for 30 seconds. Then I threw in 1/2 lb. of peeled and deveined shrimp and cooked for 1 minute. Finally I added 1/2 lb. of sugar snap peas, 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, 2 teaspoons of Sriracha, 2 tablespoons of cilantro and cooked for an additional minute. I served it over short-grain white rice and called it a day. The whole meal took 25 minutes – mostly because of the rice.

I like to eat with chopsticks whenever possible. Makes meal time much more entertaining. The dish was tasty, but I’m a wuss and put in way too much Sriracha for myself. Brent called it barely spicy, but it took me 40 minutes and 3 tissues to eat it. B then claimed it was too insubstantial for dinner and we should walk down to the ice cream shop 1.5 miles away and get some ice cream. I thought dinner was substantial enough, but I don’t really turn down ice cream, so off we went. It was a nice hour of walking there and back, and when I got back, I was ready for bed because…

Today is the first day of my last semester of nursing school! The beginning of the end! I’m so excited! In 17 weeks, I’ll be graduating. 🙂


2 responses »

  1. shrimp looks delicious!

  2. Wow. You are SO close to graduation. Good luck. That shrimp looks fantastic as well and I love the sound of it on a pizza. Yum.

    As a sidebar, I’m in the run for a recipe contest and would love, love, love your support. All you have to do is click that you “like” my video. Thanks!


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