Recap (of how awful I am)

Do I feel like a terrible person?

Yes. Yes, I do.

You don’t have to remind me (that I haven’t blogged in DAYS), I know.

Because of my procrastination, you’ve missed many a homemade meal (including one Husband made last night).

First, I would like to begin with my Dinner Tonight recap.

Spicy Shrimp and Veggie Stir-Fry

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dark toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1 cup large-diced onion
  • 1 cup cubed cabbage
  • 1 cup sliced carrot
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 24 large shelled, de-veined shrimp

Combine first six ingredients in a bowl. Heat a large (like really large) nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add soy sauce mixture; cook until light thickened (about 1 minute).

Add vegetables and red pepper flakes. Cook until soft (about 1 minute). Add shrimp and 1/4 cup water. Cook, stirring often, until shrimp are just cooked through (2 to 3 minutes).

Light Potato Frittata

  • 1 lb. small new potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 15 oz. container of part-skim ricotta
  • 8 oz. grated cheddar cheese

Peel potatoes and place in 3-quart pot. Cover with cold water by 2 inches and bring to boil over medium-high heat; add salt. Simmer until potatoes are tender (20 to 25 minutes). Drain in colander. When cool enough to handle, cut into 1/2-inch cubes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Arrange  rack in center.

Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated. Whisk together flour, chives, baking powder and pepper in a bowl. Whisk together eggs and cheeses in another bowl. Combine.

Pour egg mix over potatoes and bake until firm and puffy (about 45 minutes). Let cool 5 minutes. Run a small knife around frittata and slide onto a platter. Serve!

Both dishes were tasty! However, I would probably add more flavor to the frittata and less to the shrimp. :)

I also tried to make a sweet potato dish and BBQ beef dish -neither of which turned out very well. :(

Husband, however, made an awesome dish of pan-friend chicken last night. Super delicious! I helped by warming up green beans in the microwave. That’s really all I did…Husband said he didn’t like it because it was too greasy. (It wasn’t.)

After dinner, we went to DAIRY QUEEN! I got a Cookie Dough Blizzard and Husband got a Reeces’ Blizzard. Oh. So. Amazing.

I love ice cream!

Good news? (Because ice cream isn’t good enough, of course.) I lost seven pounds since December! I used to weigh 142 pounds; as of Sunday, March 13, I weigh 135 pounds.

I am going to attribute my good fortune to a healthy diet and lots of exercise. (However, it may very well be because I eat way less than I used to because I’m too busy to eat and also too busy to exercise so I don’t need to eat as much. But this is really depressing, and I’d rather think I did it the healthy way!)

Too busy to exercise, did I say? That’s exactly what I said. I’m not going to give you a play-by-play this time, but I will let you know that I’ve been desperately working on a proposal for my quantitative research class. (It’s really good.) So, I’ve been busy.

However, my glutes, thighs and calves are KILLING me thanks to my fantastic friend Ashley R. who, for the first time ever, made me do calf-raises on a step.


I’m still shaky!

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, our plan is to walk to the stadium on campus, climb to steps of the stadium and do a few other exercises, and then walk back to the office. She killed me yesterday (but I am oh-so-thankful).

Anything else? Well, my pants fit better. ;)

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