Thursday, December 4, 2008

Yummy food and a good game...

I am happy to say that tonight was pretty fun. Actually the entire day was pretty fun. A great mix of work and play.. and self-improvement. :)

I cleaned a whole lot this morning and afternoon.. Even cleaned our closet, which was well over due.

I have never been a big cooker, but lately, I have really gotten interested in it. Tonight's dinner turned out great. There's a few changes I would make next time, but it was really good.

Sweet & Spicy Shrimp

1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small onion, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 medium green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch one strips
1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
3/4 pound uncooked peeled deveined large shrimp, thawed if frozen
Hot cooked white rice, if desired

1. Stir together soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, crushed red pepper and cornstarch until cornstarch is dissolved; set aside.
2. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium high heat. Stir-fry onion, bell pepper and carrot in oil 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender.
3. Stir in soy sauce mixture and shrimp. Stir-fry 3 to 5 minutes, until shrimp are pink and fir, and sauce is thickened. Serve over rice.


It was really good, like I said, but I cooked it longer than it said, because we like the veggies a little softer, and next time, I will put a little less crushed red pepper, but add in some of the Asian chili sauce. That way there is more of an overall warmth to it, not just certain bites that are spicy. Oh and I might make a little bit more of the sauce, to help make up for the longer cooking time overall.

Anyway, after dinner, we watched a movie, and then while I fed Leala her bedtime feeding, we played Phase 10. It was really fun. I had never played the game before. I lost, but it was still quite fun, and I was even tempted to play another round after Leala went to bed.. Oh well, we'll play in the morning. I need to get this blog finished up and go to bed.

Leala has already woken up once, and it's only 10:34. Not a good sign. *sigh* Who knows what's going on with this baby of mine. I just wish I knew her reason for waking up. Oh well.

Anyway, off to bed for me. Even with the thought of Leala waking up a million times tonight, I'm going to bed with a smile. I had a great day. I love the simple things that make you smile. :)


Jennifer said...

We play phase 10 all of the time! lol. . it is fun! And I always win! ;] I know it is exhausting with Leala. . but she is probably just going through a phase. She is getting to a point where she is going to be getting into a new routine very soon with her eating and sleeping. . it sucks. . but it is normal. You will get through it.

Dude. . I am so tired. . I am about to crash. I put up Nanny's Christmas tree today. . and my dad had surgery. . fun! It has been a long day. I may try to give you a call in the morning. Love ya!

Lori said...

well I'm reading your post at 3:40am and have been up for over 40 min already with Colby... maybe it's a baby conspiracy time??

He And Me + 3 said...

OH, I am so glad that we are out of that phase. I enjoy my sleep no a days. But miss them being so tiny:) Enjoy every minute...even those sleepless nights. As the song goes...You're gonna miss this...