Friday, January 31, 2014

Week 4 Friday (1/31/14)

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Spicy Lemon Garlic Shrimp
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From my Frontier
                           Pages 206-207      Copyright:  2012  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 342 calories per serving, if 6 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         In creating this fabo dish I screwed up.  What a surprise? The recipe called for shrimp in the shell, but I bought shell-less shrimp.  Is there such a word as shell-less or deshelled or just plain old naked shrimp.  I gave the problem a lot of thought – maybe a whole minute – then launched into making it as the directions stated with the exception of the shells. I am so glad the shrimp didn’t have the shells because all of the yummy spices clung to the shrimp. It was mouth-watering!  Now I just love shrimp in every form.  You can grill it, fry it, butter it, and even leave it raw and buck-naked and I am one happy woman. This love came about when I moved to Florida to live with my best friend Kathy Stopka – now known as Kathy Kirchler. We ate a lot of fish and a passion grew over time. I wonder if Kathy still loves seafood as much as I do?  I need to pick up the old phone and touch base.
         Ree has really nailed this dish!  Try it – you’ll like it!

Today’s critics:  We have new guest critics today

Maddie and Trisha Coleman, and their fabulous puppy Cammi
         Trisha said she loved it. She said, “It’s not too spicy but it has a little kick. This would be good served on rice or pasta. Maddie said, “I like it!” Maddie shared a major smile as she ate the dish. Cammi loved to lick Maddie’s hand so we decided it was “finger lickin’ good! (that’s dog language for dog-gone great!)

        Nicole and Gianna Serpico:  Gianna said she loved it! Nicole would make it with larger shrimp, but she loved it, too.

Why Weight?

         Today, I decided to see what the weight range charts say that we should fall into depending on our body frame. The health check system said that since I am 5’6” (yes – I am the incredible shrinking woman – both ways. I used to be 5’7 ½” but I am now only 5’6”. At this rate I could be 5’3” before long – OMG!) I should fall into the range that fits my body type.

Small Frame                  Medium Frame                  Large Frame
120-133 lbs.                  130-144 lbs.                  140 – 159 lbs.

         Of course, we all want a large body frame because then we have less to lose.  The problem is, I think, I have a large body frame because of all of the weight.  I don’t even remember what my body looked like when I was thinner.  So basically, I must fall into the 120 – 159 range.  That seems ridiculous because it is so expansive. So I will just shoot for 159 and then play it by ear.  The other two sites agree with the health check system. 

         Don’t be afraid – go online and type in your height and get your ranges.  Be honest – this is just between you and your computer!

Fabulous “Family” Food

This is a dip Ann Kunzelman (my sister’s mother-in-law) served and passed down through the family. We do not know where the dip originated but she called it Zack’s Dip.

Zack’s Dip

1 lb. melted processed cheese (cubed)
1 can diced tomatoes with chilies
1 lb. hot pork sausage
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 small onion, chopped
Frito Scoops, to serve

Directions:  Add the ingredients and heat in a crock pot.  Serve it when all ingredients are hot and have melded together.

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