Shrimp with Lemon Butter Herb Sauce

One of my tricks to combat the nightly “what are we having for dinner?” dilemma is to keep some basic menu items in the freezer. One of these is shrimp. Jewel has been eating shrimp since she was old enough to sit in the shopping cart and order it herself from the seafood counter at Publix. I’d order a pound of tilapia, and she would say, “I want simp. Simp please!” Who can turn down a toddler asking for shrimp? She’d snack on a few cooked shrimp while we shopped. She was 7 or 8 before she realized that other kids asked for cookies at Publix. Dora was a more recent convert. She’s been willingly eating boiled shrimp lately, but when we tried this recipe she said it was the best shrimp ever. I’m inclined to agree. I found this recipe on Pinterest.

Shrimp with Lemon Butter Herb Sauce

2 pounds raw shrimp (thawed if frozen)
1 lemon, sliced
1 stick butter, melted
Italian seasoning to taste
Seafood seasoning to taste.

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Preheat oven to 350. Line a broiler pan with aluminum foil. Place lemon slices on pan.

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Pour melted butter over lemon slices.

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Toss shrimp with Italian seasoning and seafood seasoning.

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Add shrimp to pan and toss with butter and lemon.

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Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until shrimp turn pink and opaque. This tastes like fancy restaurant food. Serve this for company that you want to impress without putting a lot of effort into it. I served this with baked sweet potato with coconut flakes and dried cranberries and collard greens. Oh, and we had homemade truffles for dessert. Stay tuned!

Mom Saves the Day

I’m pleased to report that this year’s first batch of homemade yogurt turned out delicious.

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I scalded the milk last night and let it incubate overnight.

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So I was able to have my favorite snack – yogurt with raspberries and almonds.

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Mom fed us a tasty, primal-friendly meal. Dora had already called the biggest lamb chop.

Day 19 Journal
Success Score: 2

Go Local #2
Again, It really isn’t feasible in January to get much local food.

Sprint Workout
Success Score: 10
Location: neighborhood gym
Activity: Lifecycle
Duration: 35min
Comments: Hill intervals, maintaining the same RPMs on the hills as the flats

Mini Play Breaks
Comments: There were no breaks today. The closest thing I got to a break was scarfing down my lunch as fast as I could at 2:00. By the end of the day I wasn’t even sure I knew my own name.

Summary Comments
Daily energy levels: 9
Hunger level between meals: 7
Satisfaction with meals: 10
Struggles with Primal efforts: still can’t go very long without food, much less fast
Benefits noticed from primal efforts: had plenty of energy despite too little sleep
Daily highlights: enrolling a patient in a challenging study after a long dry spell
Daily needs-to-improve: right now I can’t thing of anything under my own control.