Ok, today was a long day at work, and when I get home from a busy 12 hour shift in the ER, I often find Todd in the kitchen preparing dinner. (Ok, who am I kidding, unless the world is ending Todd is ALWAYS preparing my dinner….. I found that last real gentleman folks….. sorry to tell you all!!!) Admittedly at times I feel the need to
cover my guilt participate and contribute to our shared “life in the kitchen.” Just so you all know, I survived to the ripe old age of 36 without having my own “real life Todd,” so in truth, I have always been able to make some sort of meal that was edible and able to sustain life. Admittedly though, after seeing what HE is capable of in the kitchen, I just gave up and became sous chef….. BUT I can honestly say that even when I was in college, and moved into my first appartment, one of my favourite things to do was entertain… I still remember inviting up all my college friends (there were at least 2 dozen in attendance) who lived in dorm and cooking dinner complete with “refridgerator cheesecake” (all the rage in Winnipeg in the 80’s). I kept finding paper plates in the strangest places for WEEKS! But, I digress. Tonight I came home to find a delicious cod filet being cooked by the love of my life and decided (well was kinda told actually) that contributing to the meal was required.
So, on a busy Tuesday night what does one throw together? A simple salad of course!! The beauty of this one is in the plating folks!! Take about 1/2 -3/4 cup of microgreens (that will set you back 3 whole calories), and 6 pre-cooked shrimp….. (thats about 75g, and with steamed shrimp 1g=1calorie!!! YAY!!!!). Simply arrange in the salad bowl as seen in the photo. Toss a little salt and pepper on that thing (wipe your salad bowl rim though…. let’s not let this look toooooo casual, it is still DINNER right?), squeeze a lemon wedge over the mix, and then…. just to remind yourself that you are alive, add 3-4 drops of tobasco sauce.
Voila. One Salad, 82 calories. Guilt free.
Quick Salad. Quick Post.
Till Later People!!! Thanks for reading!!