Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Chinese Food & Crazy Cat Women

Here's my quick & easy Chinese dinner from last night. Mmmm the best part of the evening.

Shelly's Shrimp Egg Foo Young

1 1/2 cups Bean Sprouts
1 Yellow Onion, sliced
12 Large Cooked Shrimp, tails removed & halved
4 Eggs, beaten
a few twists of Black Pepper
2-3 Mushrooms, sliced
1 Tablespoon Corn Starch
1 cup Chicken Broth
3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
Olive Oil for sauteing

Saute bean sprouts till they just give a bit. About 5 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside. Saute onions till golden. Add bean sprouts back to pan. Add shrimp. Distribute the shrimp around the pan evenly. Pour beaten eggs over. Season with pepper. Cook till golden on bottom.

The choice is yours you can place it under the broiler for a few minutes till golden on top or if you are daring flip it (helps if you cut into 4 pieces) and cook 2 minutes more. Remove from pan and keep warm while you prepare the sauce.

Saute mushrooms till golden. Mix cornstarch, chicken broth and soy sauce together pour into pan with mushrooms. Heat till thickened. Spoon some sauce over each portion of egg foo young.

Leftovers are great heated up. I use this gadget to heat most of my leftovers up. Works great. Keeps everything moist.

Other Eggface Asian Food Fixes:

Shelly's California Roll Salad
Shelly's Asian Lettuce Cups
Shelly's Chinese New Year Meatball Soup
Shelly's Chicken Chop Suey
Shelly's Chinese Shrimp Packet
Shelly's Cashew Chicken
Shelly's Naked Asian Chicken Salad
Shelly's Shrimp & Peas Stir Fry
Shelly's Foo Rangoon Bites
Shelly's Almond Cookie Protein Ice Cream

So I had my yummy Shrimp Egg Foo Young dinner then got ready for yet another coffee date. For those of you that are out of the dating scene (thank your lucky stars) "grabbing some coffee" is the new first date thing. Unfortunately the coffee is usually the best part of the date. This one was no different.

Nope, no second date is planned. The whole "I'm still married" part was kind of a turn off. What is with guys lining up the next chick before they "officially" have ended the last relationship? "Divorcing" (aka she still is living in the house with you) Why do I keep getting these guys?! Call me when you are "Divorced" (past tense.) Better yet... figure out what went wrong, the part you played in it then call me. Maybe.

No. Actually don't call me...

I officially, on the record and shit, give up on dating. I embrace my crazy cat woman future.

Note to self: Get a cat.


Catherine said...

UGH! That is so frustrating! I know your pain, Shelly!

Jessica L. said...

Keep the faith. 1 year ago I was with you and was about to cancel a "coffee date" because I couldn't bear to sit through another one. He turned out to be the love of my life and I can't imagine a day without him. He's out there for you, he really is. I never believed it until I found him myself.

Anonymous said...

Oh Girl, I'm so right there with you... Dating has turned into such a vicious cycle and it makes me wonder somedays why I bother. We women rock though, and someday (hate that word too) the right fella is going to be in the right place... You are awesome and I hope that 2010 brings you much love, luck, and health!!

~ Heather in Texas

Chelsea's Mom said...

You can give up on dating, but I'm going to suggest you not go the crazy cat lady routine. I have a cat, just one, and some days she just about drives me crazy!! :o) But really, don't give up just go out and have fun and post the really funny ones on here for us to laugh about!! I haven't decided if I am going to try to meet guys any more. I have a personals ad out there and just like to see who's scoping me out. Haven't actually gone to meet any yet! We'll see!! Hang in there and have a great New Year!

Danielle said...

You are way to smart, beautiful, caring and WAY TO GOOD of a COOK to not share that with someone else!!! Hang in there, you never know where love is lurking! My friend feel in love with a women he met at a gas station! That's why I always wear heels to the pump I say, Just keep on doing your thing!

Anonymous said...

There are 89 million single adults in the U.S. - you'd think I could find just one that is sane. There was the 52 year old guy who lived with his parents and didn't work because "it was easy that way", and the guy who bragged about keeping loaded pistols at his bedside . . . I mean, in what world would these guys be appealing to any woman? Jeesh . . . good luck to us both :-) ~Kelly Jo

Jennifer Miller said...

This looks so...yummy :D

And you'll find someone someday :) They'll just fall into your lap. But I'm sorry you're having to deal with the sleaze until then :(