Monday, September 15, 2008

Kitchen Sink Gumbo

by Meghann on September 15, 2008

I’m really bad at turning every recipe I make into a ‘kitchen sink’ recipe. I just want to have as much veggies into my meal as possible so I usually just throw in what ever is in the fridge. I think this stems from the fact that when I’m at the store I pretty much buy every vegetable available because in my head I think I can eat it all. Then, the week flies by and I realize I am just one person trying to eat all of these veggies before they go bad. What can I say? I love veggies!

Shrimp was on sale this week so I decided to build a gumbo around my shrimp.

Kitchen Sink Gumbo

(I never measure anything out, I just kind of toss things in as I go I really don’t have any measurements)

·         Zucchini

·         Yellow squash

·         ½ pound shrimp

·         ½ of an onion

·         4 oz tomato sauce

·         A squirt of tomato paste (from my new cool tube!)

·         Can of vegetable broth

·         Handful of mushrooms

·         1 tomato, diced

·         A bunch of okra

·         A spoonful of garlic

·         Thyme

·         Oregano

·         Chili powder

·         Garlic salt

·         S&P

I think that’s it. I sautéed the veggies first and then poured in the liquids and spices. I let those cook for 15 minutes and then added the shrimp for the last 5 minutes of cooking. It came out pretty good.

On the side I tried my bulgar wheat I discovered this weekend. It was pretty good, almost like cous cous.

As I’ve said before I have an awful sweet tooth so expect a dessert with every dinner. Tonight I nibbled on a 100 calorie Klondike Ice Cream Sandwich.

I don’t even want to know what bad stuff is in this yummy creation. Atleast I don’t have these every day. It’s like a once a week treat. J

This is what my afternoon was like.


Oh well. They’re all stuffed now I just have to glue them shut and run them through the stamp machine and I’m done. Yay!


Around 4:00 I had a mid afternoon snack of 100 Calorie Kettle Popcorn. (Two 100 calorie things in one day? I swear these are the only 100 calorie packaged things I own.)

It’s storming outside and Abbie is hugging my side. She’s such a scaredy cat/dog.


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