I actually woke up before 7 on purpose today! I had to go bust down a door before a meeting at 9:30 and take some pics of my newest upcoming listing. Guess what?! It has orange shag carpeting and blue toilets. I’m psyched!!
After I got home and uploaded my photos and did some work, I Googled “Paleo sausage shrimp”, cause that’s what I need to use for dinner and I came across this Gumbo recipe on PaleoOMG and I was like OMG! 😉
And then seriously like 2 minutes later I got an email from nom nom paleo that there was a new blog up, so of course I read it and there was another mention of these Mexican Chocolate Pots de Creme, so of course I read that too. And so it was decided it was Sugar and Spice night.
I didn’t have all the ingredients for the gumbo, so I improvised, but im pleased to report that it was surprisingly easy. More so than the curry I think. And I made the dessert during the simmer times of the dinner. Oh, the gumbo called for a cup and a half of shrimps… I used a 2 lb bag of prawns. I also used that chicken sausage from Costco instead of Andouille and 1/2 lb Mckenzie Ground Sausage instead of the shredded pork. My cauliflower had turned so I skipped that. Put it in the crockpot to keep warm till dinner and went to pick up Little Dude and a friend to go to Petra Cliffs. When we got back the house smelled so amazingly rich with spices I couldn’t wait to dig in!
Hindsight, I should have added spinach or kale for more volume. No matter, it kicked A$$!! I ate 2 bowls. The only reason I didn’t have a 3rd was dessert.
A note about the dessert, don’t leave it unattended. Mine may have boiled for a minute but it still came out wonderful. I didn’t use her whipped cream recipe though because I just got this iSi whip thing and had a can of coconut milk and a tablespoon of vanilla already chillin, so I gave that a whirl. Holy whipped coconut Batman! I’m in love. It was like a spicy chocolate mousse. I’ll be honest, when I spilled a little during the pour, I totally licked the counter.
Little Dude and I finished up our Crunch Challenge. 200 crunches hurts like hell today, I’ll tell you that! But we did it and I’m down at least a pant size. Kick a$$!
Mom and Dad are staying with us for a few days while they do some remodeling on their house, so Mom and I made up a batch of the Curry from the other day, and I remembered to take a photo this time!! It was sooo good.
Luckily, Mom’s got a sweet tooth like me and we decided together that we needed a sweet dessert, so we made up a batch of the Raspberry Macaroons and then we decided to dip them in chocolate. WHAT??? Yes, yes we did. And then we dipped some fruit cause there was leftover chocolate. And we can’t waste that. That’s just not ok.
Big Dude and Little Dude went sledding with friends today and left me alone for several hours! I cleaned the house and went shopping. I might have even snuck in a nap… Then Big Dude and I cooked dinner together. It was very sweet and easy since my kitchen allows for 2 cooks to move seamlessly through the kitchen. I must admit I rather enjoyed having a sous chef today. We made this curry recipe which was amazing, even though I mistook the Ginger Powder for Curry Powder… Luckily I caught it before I began mixing it all together. I didn’t have any spaghetti squash, but I did have these Kelp Noodles that I’d been wanting to try, so I threw those in at the end of the process and let them soak up. Let me just say, if you hate to love Ramen Noodles, you should give these a try. Yeah, it’s like that.