It was a hot day yesterday. Kissing the triple digits. So I thought I'd cook outside instead of heating the house up. This was super tasty. A complete meal in a packet.
Shelly's Pesto Shrimp & Veggies Packet
7 Raw Shrimp, peeled & deveined and tails removed
1/2 cup Fresh Spinach Leaves
1/4 of a Small Yellow Onion, sliced
1/2 Small Yellow Squash, sliced
5 Cherry Tomatoes, halved (I used yellow grape tomatoes)
1 Tablespoon Pesto Sauce (I used Trader Joes but Contadina/Buitoni make one. Find it in the fresh pasta section)
1 teaspoon Olive Oil or Butter
1/4 teaspoon Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
Peel and devein shrimp. Ingredients listed are for one packet multiply it for how many packets you are making. Place all ingredients in center of a piece of heavy duty foil (if you are using the $1 store stuff double it)
Fold the foil over and seal each packet. BBQ 15 minutes in covered grill.
Open packets carefully (steam burns are not fun) and mix with a fork lightly before serving.
Highlights of the day:
* Went to TJ Maxx and bought 2 pairs of super cute jeans. In get this... size 6. I wanted to run out of the dressing room and get on the loudspeaker ATTENTION SHOPPERS: Do you realize I was busting the seams of size 28 just 2 years ago??? Woot Woot Woot!
* After my shower I noticed my boob scars are looking better and better. I've been slathering them with Bio Oil. It rocks and smells awesome too.
* In my latest sewing lesson I learned how to make a clothespin bag (or if you are a Brit a "Peg Bag"). This one was 75% Mum and only about 25% me. I'm only good at straight lines. Oh I did saw down and sand the wooden hanger.
Yet another use for my pre-op jeans. Wanna see?
Listening to: "Better Together" Jack Johnson.