Monday, September 28, 2009

Simple Shrimpy Dinner

Thank you all for your sweet comments on the wedding pictures I posted yesterday! You are all wayyy too wonderful :)

Today was one heck of a busy day. Work was out of control! When the day was over, I coudln't wait to get into the gym. I ran two miles and then took a great 45 minute spin class. I came home to get some more work done and do some laundry/ironing. For dinner, I wanted something simple and delicious. Here is the view via Josh's plate.

Shrimp cooked with a hint of olive oil, lemon juice, and old bay:


TJ's grains:

Pineapple:

Roasted butternut squash:


All together now:

And now its back to work! Hopefully this will mean a shorter day Wednesday ;)

Any exciting events this upcoming week? I have a fancy pancy dinner with Josh's work tomorrow, a cooking glass (gnocchi and risotto) on Wednesday, and my 10k Saturday!

51 comments:

Kaytee said...

Your dinner looks delicious! I love simply-cooked shrimp more than just about any other food.

My baby sister turns 18 this weekend, and I'm in charge of party planning. I'm excited, but sort of sad that she's gettign so old.

Anne said...

Your dinner looks so yummy! it's been way too long since I've had shrimp. Sounds like an exciting week!

Leah @ L4L said...

Ooh! Jealous you are taking a cooking class! I've been wanting to do that for some time now!

Good luck on your 10k!

Only semi-exciting thing in my neck of the woods is hopefully getting a car tomorrow!

glidingcalm said...

that simple din din is gorgeous! nothing wrong with simple in my book!!

you have lots of excitement coming up!!! gluck on your 10k!!! i start school tomorrow!!!!!!! :D

Lizzy said...

these upcoming events sound so wonderful! yay!

butternut squash needs to become a staple in my house after seeing your deliciousness from tonight!

Britt said...

Great dinner! I have some left over shrimp I need to finish up tomorrow, thanks for the reminder!

Well aside from getting back to my blog... oopsie, the 5K i'm planing is THIS Saturday. I have such a greater appreciation now for race directors!

biz319 said...

Love you dinner! Can't wait to hear about the cooking class too! :D

Esi said...

I love that grains mix. Looks like a great dinner. My work week isn't exciting, but I am finally moving this weekend!!

Leianna said...

Just got full time at work and have a 5K this saturday!

cookinfanatic said...

I spy Israeli couscous?!?! Yummy dinner, can't wait to hear about the cooking class too!

BroccoliHut said...

The colors in this meal coordinate so well!

Living and Loving In L.A. said...

YUM! Can you come make me dinner? I'll even take your leftovers! Seriously, my dinner tonight is going to be half a bottle of merlot if you don't come quick! Just kidding. Love your post! And how fun on the class!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

you have some exciting stuff coming up! Sounds like a blast.

Whole Body Love said...

A cookin class sounds like fun! I saw the schedule for the classes at Williams and Sonoma today...not something that fits into the budget. sigh

lesley living life said...

Yum, girl! Dinner looks fabulous. I especially like the looks of those grains and shrimp : )

Have fun at your fancy pancy dinner!!

Lauren said...

sorry to hear that your work week is already insane. Hope it calms down a bit but it sounds like you have some great things to look forward to this week.

Take care hun!

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Love that mix from TJ's!! Shrimp looked simply delish!

Good luck with the 10k

Paige@ Running Around Normal said...

Wow that dinner looks amazing! I love every single ingredient!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I have been eating soo much squash lately! I love every kind, but butternut is definitely my favorite for making fries! This meal looks scrumptious!

Rose said...

Simple - and delicious. Great combo flavors!

Yum Yucky said...

If I were to do that run PLUS spinning, I'd be a zombie. How do you keep your energy up? The food looks awesome, but I'd be dragging and would need to get real carby. Am I just old or something? (sigh)

Dawn said...

Those grains from TJ's look good. I must try them now.
This week is all about the gym. Just me and the gym. I've made it up to 200 sit ups and I'm oh so proud of that. I know you can relate.I'm such a gym-junkie.

Lisa said...

Everything looks delicious but the grains from TJ's are one of my favorites.

Heather said...

mmmm. old bay makes so many things better! good luck in your 10k!!

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

Dinner looks great! I just started making butternut squash and I loooove it, so delicious!
Good luck on your 10k!!

Gaby said...

yummm! I love shrimp - and that cooking class sounds awesome! Have fun!

kasondra said...

good luck with your taper week before the 10k. it is great to have things to look forward to!!

Melissa said...

You always get a ton of stuff done in your day!! It's inspiring! Would you be willing to post a typical timeline? I'm always curious...wonder what time she goes to work, what times does she get home, how does she do it all...

;-)

Erica said...

Melissa- hey girl :) Great question. I will put this up in my next post

lilveggiepatch said...

That is so, SO my kind of dinner!

My birthday is on Saturday and Ari will be coming home after being away for 3 weeks... that's pretty exciting for me!

Krista said...

That is one heck of a tasty looking dinner!

Therese said...

You're going to learn how to make gnocchi? How fun!

Your shrimp look awesome. I have to admit, mine were store bought, pre-seasoned :)

RunToTheFinish said...

mm I've been eating shrimp all week and it feels so decadent, i love it!!

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K from ksgoodeats said...

This is a random question but what kind of plates are those? We have very similar ones except they're an orangey/yellow.

Anyway, sorry work was crazy!! Sounds like a lot of exciting things are in store for you this week. Mine won't be that exciting I don't think! Next week will though :)

Anna said...

That shrimp looks heavenly. I'm jealous! (such a lack of good seafood in college)

The cooking class sounds like a lot of fun. I love risottos, but I usually only stick to one variation (straight up sauteed onions and garlic with some broccoli and red bells thrown in?) Do you have any suggestions for add ins?

Julie said...

I'm VERY excited for you for your cooking class! That's like THE cutest couple thing to do in the world.

have fun girl!

Diana said...

A cooking class?? THAT is exciting. I've always wanted to try one. You're gonna share your new mad skizzles, right? ;) Way to get your Italy on!

veron said...

I love anything with shrimps. This looks infinitely delicious!

Juliana said...

This is the kind of dinner that I like, simple and delicious...enjoy planning the party for your sis :-)

Maria said...

You love your shrimp, huh? :)
You have a busy week. Have fun with it all. We got back from CA last night. I need to do laundry and unpack-fun times:)

The Blonde Duck said...

Aurora has been my favorite princess forever. That picture of me when I was little is an Aurora dress my mom made me that I wore for four halloweens in a row--even though by the last halloween, the sleeves were halfway up my arms and the hem barely came to my knees!

insideiamdancing said...

all my favourite foods in one meal- love it :D Cooking class sounds great! My exciting plans are flying to NY!

Janetha said...

anything with shrimp ends up being such a protein packed delicious meal! love it. i am going to lake powell this week, weeee!

Aggie said...

What a great dinner! So simple and delicious! You have a nice upcoming week! We've got puppy school and a flag football game, then my MIL will be visiting over the weekend. Have a great week!

Ada said...

Yum, your shrimpy looks delish (and perfectly balanced!). I was just looking at the wedding pictures and it looks like you had a great time. I am in LOVE with your blue dress, you look so pretty in it!

thedallasceliac said...

Sometimes simple is the best. I've had a seafood craving lately - I need to buy some to cook this weekend (or I should say, buy some so the husband can cook it this weekend)!

Good luck on your 10k this weekend! No exciting plans for us, which is perfectly fine with me :)

Holly said...

i am loving the shrimpies...that makes me want some for dinner myself!

teresa said...

mmmm, i love the shrimp, i'll take the whole plate to go!

brandi said...

ooh, sounds like some fun events!

I have a 5K on Saturday, so we'll be racing together :) It's my first 5K in almost a year and the same COURSE as my very first one 1.5 years ago. I can't wait to see my time difference.

Other than that, just a lot of cooking and football. Just the way I like it :)

Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries said...

TJs grains look amazing! What a perfect dinner! Good luck on your 10k!

Chef Jeena said...

Yummy you have been making lots of tasty food this week. I love these shrimps it looks sooo good!