Monday, January 26, 2009

S&M Blitz Update



Well we are on day 8 of 10 as I type this.  The home straight so to speak....

The weekend was ROUGH.  But before I describe that I should confess I cracked on Friday.

I was in the middle of a workout with Josip at IF - a diabolical mixture of weights and cardio that left me pretty depleted.  At one point Josip grabbed a Gatorade from the cooler and cracked it for me (sensing I needed something as I was doubled over with my head between my legs)...

... and I drank.  Did I ever drink.  After the workout I polished off the bottle.  It was then that I realized I was in violation of the Blitz regulations.  Whatever...  I NEEDED it bad.

I told Sacha she could have one latte since I cheated and she was all over it so we are even.

Back to the weekend:

The weekend was a tough challenge.  Weekends tend to scream out for coffee and more decadent eating (at least for us they do...)  We were both pretty grumpy on Saturday - bickering and edgy due to some cravings and misgivings over the stupid Blitz.

We held strong though and pulled out the best meal yet:

Instructions

1.  Go to Steveston.  (Local fishing boat area.)


2. Get the kids good and tired at the playground.


3. Don't forget the little one in the swing...


3. Buy 3.5 pounds of shrimp right off the boat.




4. Cook shrimp in hot water for about 5 minutes.  Bring water to boil, dump shrimp in then bring back to boil.  Squeeze lemon juice all over the shrimp...  


5. Serve with homemade cocktail sauce (tomato paste, horseradish, lemon juice, salt, pepper) and an awesome salad featuring:  crab, avocado, spinach, peppers, sesame seeds, cucumber.


6.  First sign your kids miss having a pet?  They adopt cooked shrimp, name them, and make homes for them.




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3 comments:

Missy said...

I'm moving in so your wife will cook for me too!!! Weird Aunt from TN, c'mon!? I hope I can hang with my food "thing" for the full week. I can see where you get grumpy on the weekends. All the food looks killer good but please buy your kids a dog...dead shrimps, not a pet;)

Ryan Denner said...

Nice dude.

You know, keeping the really good diet is tough. If you splurge, its basically your body telling you "HEY! I need calories!" Dont be scared to break the blitz from time to time - especially in the beginning!

Mike said...

Awesome looking meal! We use avocado and cherry tomatoes instead of salad dressing. No oil but it keeps the rest of the veggies coated with a nice creamy texture. We also stopped eating lettuce in our salads and replaced it with more bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, etc. Makes a great more filling meal!