Sunday, May 24, 2009

Oatmeal Bread, Shrimpy Salad

Hello! First off, thank you for all your feedback on my blog!! I plan to do an "About me" post, focus on more fast/healthy recipes, and talk a little bit more about my workout routine in the next few posts.

How is your memorial day weekend going? Ours has been lovely so far. Friday, I taught Body Attack and then Josh and I went out to dinner at Crave. Saturday, I taught Body Step, went shopping with my mom, did some house work, and then Josh, Josh's friend Jeremy and I went out to a dinner/movie theater called Cinebarre. We saw Night at the Museum, which was super cute. I also enjoyed some chips and salsa at the theater which was heavenly :) Today, I took Body Pump, did tons of house work (silly rain- I wanted to go to the beach), and relaxed.

I have been doing some cooking/baking this weekend and wanted to share a few of my favorite meals. First, I made this easy oatmeal bread. I added 1/4 cup of raisins to the mix. Its a fairly simple and yummy bread.



I also made up a very yummy shrimpy salad tonight. I cooked up some shrimp (you can do them either in a frying pan with just a bit of oil or you can boil or steam them). I topped them with a little Cajun seasoning. For the salad, I mixed spinach, water chestnuts, walnuts, orange slices and the shrimp. As a dressing, I mixed together a little olive oil, lemon juice, and a sprinkling of pepper. Very yum:
And....as requested ;), here is the frankster, destroying our furniture:

Any big plans for memorial day? I'm still hoping it will somehow be sunny tomorrow and we can head to the beach. I also hope to get a run and some good food in (as always!)

42 comments:

kristisummer said...

Hope you are having a great weekend too. Where do you teach?

redheadedjournal said...

My dog chewed EVERYTHING (couches, mattresses, anything plugged into the wall,, shoes, etc.) At least they are cute though :)

elise said...

ummm, i want a full on about me. like, lotsa deets :)

umm im not a stalker or anything...im nosy bc i care ;)

Anne said...

That bread looks yummy, and it sounds like you've been having a great weekend! So many fun things :D

I don't have any major plans for memorial day-- just some shopping, cleaning, and working out. I might try to make a nice dinner, or bake something :)

I hope the weather is nice and sunny for you tomorrow!

Maria said...

Glad you are having a good weekend! Love the bread. We go to Florida on Thursday! I can't wait to hit the beach!

I Run for Fun said...

Nothing like homemade bread! Yours sounds delicious!

Mmm...the salad sounds yummy too.

Sharon said...

Oh wow, that bread looks AMAZING!!!! Awwh, I love frank. <3

Alison said...

Cute doggie!
Your oatmeal bread sounds great!

Tomorrow I plan on going to the Mall of America. Crazy me - I love going to the MOA on holidays. Especially the day after Thanksgiving.

Esi said...

Hope you get some good beach time in tomorrow. The food looks fantastic and I can't wait to see your updates to the site!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

both bread and shrimp salad sound delicious!!!
cute doggy face! :)
have a nice memorial day!

K from ksgoodeats said...

Hmmm I'll have to try that recipe out! You always post the best recipes!

Sounds like you guys had a great weekend so far. Hope there's lots of sunshine today!

Frank!!! I love him oh so much!

Lauren said...

Sounds like a great memeorial day weekend.

I love 3 day weekends!

Your shrimp salad looks great! Nothing is better than a great salad on a warm evening.

Take care!

ttfn300 said...

love the addition of fruit to salads! and that shrimp salad sounds rockin :)

glidingcalm said...

that oatmeal bread looks amazing!!

Krista said...

That bread recipe sounds delsih and simple! Thanks for posting the link. I love shrimp on anything! YUM!

Cute pic of Frank...:)

HangryPants said...

The bread looks delicious!!!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day!!!!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Hi Mr. Frankles! :) Love you so much! I'm good Erica, great to hear you!
I love the looks of that bread! If that were in my kitch I'd probably hollow it out - which I used to do when my mom baked. I got in trouble a lot ;)
No plans today except for honoring the soldiers and swimming! Oh, and we're both getting haircuts (and Rob needs a brow wax!)!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

I love your doggie! Our kitties destroy our furniture too :-) This weekend has been all about quality time with the hubs and painting my office!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Yay for baking! I love quick bread recipes seeming how I have not gotten a bread machine yet *sigh*! I need to make this ASAP because I have a ton of whole wheat flour to use up! Thanks a bunch =)

Dawn said...

Frankster!!! (thank you) Love that dog.
When you figure out how to add an 'about me' section please share. I am html-impaired!

GreenDogWine said...

I say it every time, but man, I LOVE FRANK! That face melts my heart!! Lando sits like that too, and our couch is totally ruined!

lesley said...

Haha, I understand how dogs destroying the furniture goes! ; ) But you just can't help but love them.

Delicious looking bread, as always, Erica! : )

Jeena said...

Oatmeal bread sounds and looks really tasty, hope you had a great weekend.

Your doggy is so cute!

Diana said...

The oatmeal bread looks so yummy! I bet it would be great with a big smear of pb. :)

Hope the weather is getting better out there! It's overcast in socal... good for the marathoners, but not so good for beaching!

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

awwww puppy wuppy!! :-) I want to give the doggy a hug!

Great looking foods and I hope it's not raining on you today!

peacelovepb said...

love oatmeal bread :) its so so so good.
have a great day!

Heather said...

awww frank!! what are they doing to you?!?! you look like you're being tortured!!!!!!!! maybe some of that bread will cheer you up :D

Miz said...

LOOOK AT FRANKS FACE.

Im such a canine mug sucker (my Toddler so can not get away with things by pulling an underbite and a head tilt:))----I forgive immediately.

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

What a cute dog!!!

teresa said...

Mmmm, these both look wonderful!

lauren said...

that bread looks awesome - especially because I have no eggs in the house...perfect! thanks!

Yum Yucky said...

Oh wow! Oatmeal and bread? Together??? I'm printing out the recipe right now. I'm in heaven. woo hoo!

Quinn said...

Frank is adorable! Love that face!

Sweetie Pie said...

It is always nice to see the Frankster! Adorable!!

Your oatmeal bread looks awesome (but not as awesome as your pup, of course...). :-)

I can't wait to read your future posts and learn more about you! Getting to know people on-line is so much fun!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Erica,
So good to know our dogs aren't the only ones who destroy their owner's couches. :)

That bread looks yummy. Oh man, I bet your house smelled good while it was baking!

burpandslurp said...

oh, thanks for posting the link to that oatmeal bread! I am DEF giving it a try, it looks positively scrumptious! and I love your shrimpy salad, too! yum!

Julie said...

the frankster is HILARIOUS love him :) and love those shrimpies!!

Bridget said...

Awwwww FRANK!!!! HE makes my day :) I need to make bread! That one looks really yummy!

P.S. I SWEAR I am mailing you those Zoes bars TOMORROW!!! I am such a loser!!! hahah SORRY!

Bec said...

I've made this bread before its delic and easy!

Sara said...

Precious pup :)

Thanks for the recipe, it looks great as always! Looking forward to the "about me" section :)

Lori said...

Your bread looks great. I'm really ready to get back to some baking. Maybe this weekend. Hope your week is going well!

Aggie said...

I want to bake up some of that bread for the kiddos!! Looks yummy! Frankster is so cute!

Hope you had a great holiday weekend!