Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lots of Yum (& not just the Bento)

Dinner yesterday was tasty and simple. I couldn't muster much energy to cook. I just filled my super cool bento box with a sort of deconstructed riceless sushi and dessert and brought it outside on the patio to eat under the light of that amazing moon. Did you see it? Look up tonight. It still should be cool.

Blue Box (top left): Cucumber Spears
Orange Box (top right): Shelly's Lime Green Margarita 5 Minute Cake
Pink Box (bottom left): Imitation Crab Meat Sticks
Green Box (bottom right): Shelly's Wasabi Yogurt Dressing (to dip the spears & crab)

Shelly's Wasabi Yogurt Dressing

2 oz. Fage Greek Yogurt
1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon Wasabi Powder (or more to taste)
squeeze of Lime Juice
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt

Mix till well combined.

The fake crab sticks are fun and easy. FYI: 4 ounces of fake crab (minced pollack) has about 110 calories and 17g of protein. Real crab contains around 125 calories and 25g of protein. Fake crab is higher in carbs (binders) but both have about the same fat stats 1.5 grams. Great for lunch, chopping up into omelets, my Crabby Bites or California Roll Salad. I prefer the real stuff but when $$ is short this stuff is a good alternative.

It was a yummy dinner, perfect for a warm evening.

Why I was so wiped out... Thursday I scored a ticket for my Mum and I to go to a rare remote location taping of General Hospital (she's watched GH since the 60's.) The shoot was held in West Hollywood at MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art. It was a long day of traveling and quite a wait to get in but very worth the experience. We had a blast.

Basically... a psycho serial killer/artist (played by James Franco - yum) has lured the head mobster's enforcer Jason, (Steve Burton - yum squared) to LA for a dramatic battle to the finish. The sets were freaky. An outdoor art gallery set up with crime scene pics and other crazy psycho killer stuff including a creeped out "BOB" like mine. Check it out...

More pictures

In one scene James Franco's character falls or jumps from the balcony to his death (? presumably) but you know in Soap-land that just means he'll be back next year as his evil twin or after some reconstructive surgery in a remote Swiss Alps village ;) We also saw Dominic Zamprogna (yum cubed) and Julie Marie Berman (remember Luke & Laura from the 80's, she's their daughter, all grown up.) It's so cool to see the behind the scenes stuff. If I lived closer I'd love to be a paid extra. We all signed releases as we have the possibility of being on camera. It airs in about a month. It was lots of fun but a looooonnnnnnggggg day. Hence my easy peasy dinner.


Michelle B said...

OMG. Awesome, awesome, awesome. I'm so jealous. And goodness gracious, all that eye candy.
I'm glad you had the chance to do that!

battynurse said...

Sounds like fun although I haven't watched GH for years and years.

Jenny said...

Wanted to let you know I made the California roll salad this weekend-it was good. Next time I think I would add a little more wasabi to get more heat. But it was perfect for a quick light lunch.

Nkara68 said...

boy you score the best free tickets! jealous!!!

Monica said...

Do you find the crab at the regular grocery or at costco?

Thanks for the recipes!!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thanks :) it was a fun day.

@monica yep regular supermarket, seafood section. Costco does carry it too (in the fridge section near bacon, hot dogs) but its a 4 pack I believe a little too much for me. Not sure on freezing it... hmmm probably could though. It's just fish, right?

marci said...

OMG...DH and I are the BIGGEST GH fans!!! sooooooo jealous :)
Don't you just love Jason!!! :)

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm sure I can speak for everyone when I say that we are glad that you were born! You have touch so many people that you have never even met. I am one of them, you have helped me change my relationship with food and myself. I know now that I am not alone in my stuggles with food and weight loss surgery. Thank you! I hope you enjoy your birthday, stop and take a second to pat yourself on the back for being such a wonderful giving person. Revel in the beauty of YOU!

Shelley, Flagstaff AZ

Katie said...

I am sooooo Jealous!!!! I <3 GH and Yummy Steve Burton!

Marcy said...

I am so jealous!!! I watch GH regularly!