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)
· 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
· Chili powder
· Garlic salt
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.