Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Shrimp and Single Beds

I served these for dinner last night with sauteed pattypan squash & onions but they would also make awesome weight loss surgery friendly appetizers for your holiday get-togethers. Oodles of protein (a 4 oz. serving of shrimp supplies 23 grams of protein) and super super yummy.

Shelly's Bacon-wrapped Pesto Shrimp

14 Raw Shrimp, peeled & deveined
3 Tablespoons Storebought Pesto Sauce (in the refrigerator section Contadina or Buitoni make one)
7 pieces of Raw Bacon, cut in half

Butterfly shrimp by cutting a slit along the back and gently pressing open. Smear pesto evenly in shrimp opening. Press shrimp closed. Wrap each shrimp with 1/2 a slice of bacon. Place on metal skewers (4-5 per skewer) making sure to spear through the bacon and the shrimp. BBQ for about 10 minutes turning once during cooking.



Another great Eggface wls friendly party appetizer:

Bites (think crustless mini quiches)

Shelly's Beef Fiesta Bites
Shelly's Italian Crab Bites
Shelly's Breakfast Bites
Shelly's Pizza Bites
Shelly's Bacon & Swiss Bites
Shelly's Stuffed Pizza Bites
Shelly's Foo Rangoon Bites
Shelly's Ham Fiesta Bites


Shelly's Spinach & Feta Bites (vegetarian)
Shelly's Artichoke Florentine Bites (vegetarian)
Shelly's Zucchini Bites (vegetarian)
Shelly's Mushroom Bites (vegetarian)
Shelly's Bruschetta Bites (vegetarian)
Shelly's Southwest Bites (vegetarian)

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Highlights of the Day:

* Awake at 3 AM staring at the ceiling I came up with a killer casserole idea. Will make it today and let you know if it is as good in reality as it sounded in my mind.

* In the same ass crack of dawn brainstorming session I came up with a new 5 Minute Cake too. Watch for it.

* OK sooooo I think I need to buy a new bed. Shut up Jeremy. He teases me for sleeping in a single bed. Seriously though I'm thinking it might help my sleep issues. I figure it couldn't hurt. Any suggestions on make, style?

Listening to: "American Girl" Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. I heart this song but I must say Tom sounds seriously Bob Dylan-ish nasal.

11 comments:

Doktorchik said...

I have had a few bouts of insomnia since surgery. Have you tried melatonin from the vitamin section? What about a temporary sleep aid like Ambien? I used it for about 6 weeks and it helped immensely, but I wouldn't want to take it permanently. Melatonin is much safer.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

I'd put money on it being wls related. Too many of us post-ops suffer from it for there not to be a connection.

I haven't tried Melatonin I need too. I have heard it helps. The Ambien scares me a bit... you hear those horror stories about waking up in the morning to find you ate 3 sticks of butter in the night. LOL. Freaky.

Emily Day said...

Hey Michelle,
I just bought a new bed from Ikea at the end of October. It's pretty modern bed but I love it. It was very reasonable...$199 for a queen. I don't know if you prefer to sleep higher or lower to the ground. What do you think?

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Emily

Heather said...

As far as bed suggestions go, I actually bought a new "novaform" mattress from Costco. I, too, had to buy one after surgery because I was having sleep issues and thought it would help. I love this bed! It is so comfortable and I wouldn't trade it for the world. It comes in a box (which makes it easier than trying to find someone with a truck to haul it) and it has to "puff" up, but it's a dream to sleep on. I bought mine for about $700 and that's a queen size.
Good luck on your search!

Jeanninev said...

I swear by our temperpedic mattress. I sleep like a rock and wake up very well rested. After 2 1/2 years I still love the moment I lie down on it at night. SOOOOOO Comfy. Thanks for the great shrimp recipe too! You are the greatest!

Debbie Y. said...

Ambien did me in (sleep eating, etc.), but I am finding Lunesta is a friendly alternative.

Viola, Presto! Pesto Shrimp, sounds and looks yummy.

gutsinarut said...

I loveeee my Serta pillowtop bed. It works wonders. =)

somechileanwoman said...

I like my full size bed. I'm sappy though...I like to have him right there, spooning me...

Meghan said...

Hi Shelly! I just bought a Bueaty Rest bed. It is the best thing I every did. It is the plush top line. Most people but the pillow top but the plush top line is amazing. It is firm and soft. I also made sure that the mattress was wraped in foam makes for a much more sturdy bead that will last long. I've been sleeping much better these days. If you want to go all out on a bed ( if you can afford it) look at the Terper-Pedic...when I laid on this in the store it was like HEAVEN on Earth! Amazing! I'd say you need to upgrade from the single bed! Good luck!

Meghan

denise said...

I second the Tempur-Pedic! I wouldn't trade our king size for anything. I am on Ambien every night. I rarely have any eating associated with it, but sometimes I do find myself making popcorn before bed. Not enough to stop me from taking it. It has to be WLS related! I'm going back to my Dr. to talk about it. I just hate having to deal with my insurance. they only authorize it 6 months at a time and then i have to fight to get 30 pills a month instead of 15! I ask them, do you only want me to sleep and function 1/2 the time?? Go figure. Good Luck!
Denise

Anonymous said...

I have a Select Comfort, Sleep Number Bed and I LOVE it! Also, a cheaper route to a good nights sleep is time release Melatonin pills which are available over the counter at any drug store. We use the Natrol brand, take one (either 3 mg or 5 mg).. works great!