Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Pesto Shrimp & Veggies

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.

Low Carb Weight Loss Diet Recipes
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)

low carb wls weight loss surgery recipes menus food Fold the foil over and seal each packet. BBQ 15 minutes in covered grill.

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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?

Crafty Sewing Projects Recycling Clothing

Listening to: "Better Together" Jack Johnson.

4 comments:

DCY said...

I love the peg bag. You could do another contest and give away one of your crafty sewing projects.

I love Shrimp. Good source of protein.

Pam said...

The recipe sounds great -- I've got it bookmarked so I can try it this weekend.

Also wanted to give a shout out to Jack Johnson. He's my current favorite right now - can't get enough of him. Also check out Amos Lee, you'll love him too!

~Pam

Michelle "Shelly" said...

dcy: Awesome source of protein. TY and good idea. I just might do that.

Pam: Ohhh yeah Amos Lee is great. I had "Colors" on repeat the other day.

Hope you guys enjoy the shrimp!
~Michelle

Rhonda said...

I heart shrimpies. I showed the recipe to my hubby so we can fire up the grill and try these babies this weekend. It sounds delish.