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Fat Tuesday, what?


I swear, I’d never know what month it was unless you bloggers talked about it. Since I don’t really observe Lent, I really have no idea what’s going on this time of year. But some talk about Fat Tuesday and New Orleans got me thinking about some shrimp for dinner, especially paired with some Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning I just happen to have in my possession. Worked out well, because I came home and found that Edgar had taken both of the last two servings of Shepherd’s Pie for his dinner.

It’s been forever since I’ve had shrimp! I once attempted to save some money by purchasing a cheaper bag of frozen shell-on shrimp. It ended up being a complete waste of $8; I never have the energy to shell and devein hundreds of tiny little raw shrimp. Never again. I’ll pay the extra money for convenience, thank you!


I sauteed some shrimp in butter, olive oil, salt, and creole seasoning. On the side I served some Lundberg Wild+Brown rice mix (tasted great with the buttery shrimp juices mixed in!), and what was originally going to be sauteed red kale. Since it was pretty old and I only used a very little bit of oil spray, it ended up being pan-baked kale chips. Eh, whatever works!

By the way, that’s a salad plate. Since when did dinner plates get so HUGE?!

Right now I’m sitting on my bed, using my suitcase as back support. I leave for Europe in less than 24 hours!!!!!

Just so you know, I’m packing the laptop and my CAMERA and will hopefully remember to be trigger-happy with it! I’m going to do my best to blog every day, and some days I may end up blogging more than once (I have a six hour layover at Chicago O’Hare and four hours of NOTHING TO DO in the Frankfurt airport as I wait for our second plane to arrive!). I do plan on blogging once more before I officially leave tomorrow night, so stay tuned!


Have you ever been out of the country? Where did you go?

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