Is it really Tuesday again? How did that happen?
Loving this color on my toes...
There is NOTHING on the damned tv! All my shows are finished for the season. I'm at a complete loss. I LOVED the first episode of The Newsroom on HBO, but somehow screwed up the DVR thing and only taped it in the bedroom, and haven't found a chance to hole up in there and watch the next four episodes! I love all that sexy, brainiac Aaron Sorkin dialogue.
Project Runway is back on Thursday, so that's something. But I don't have any of my sci-fi shows or my Brit shows. Anybody have any ideas? Something good? Any Netflix streaming I should see? The only stuff that seems to be on now are those stupid reality shows. I mean, I like the smart reality shows, but I just can't take all those So You Think You're America's Talented Dancing Voice shows.
Okay, I don't usually post craft projects, but I thought these were pretty damned clever...
The tutorial is on THIS website. The woman said she got tired of her kids constantly asking her for cups so they could get water, so she just hot glued magnets to them and stuck them on the fridge. Cute. Smart.
I reread this quote, and was inspired to create this hokey graphic.
Jude has FINALLY agreed to read some of my favorite books from my childhood. He just finished Little House in the Big Woods, and LOVED it. I was worried that he might think it was too girlie, but I'd forgotten that Pa does all that hunting and butchering and stuff. There's lots of action in it! And all that pioneer stuff is pretty damned fascinating. He kept running in to share with me while he was reading, with things like "Mom! Laura and Mary just went to their first STORE! They'd never been to a STORE!" Next up, he has at long last chosen to read Charlotte's Web, which I've been trying to get him to read for ages. He better like it, damn it!
Jimmy flipped out when I made this for dinner last night. I realize that most men don't "flip out" over a shrimp salad, but mine does. It's super easy because I used frozen, cooked shrimp, but if that offends you, feel free to upgrade to fresh shrimp which you've boiled yourself. It's perfect for a summer night!
Shrimp and Avocado Salad
1 lb. frozen cooked shrimp, thawed
1 large ripe avocado, cut into bite-size chunks
1 grapefruit, peeled and segmented
1 (5 oz) bag butter lettuce
1/4 - 1/2 cup chopped pistachios (THE BEST PART!)
For white wine vinaigrette -
2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/4 tsp. salt
Arrange butter lettuce on individual plates. Lightly toss the avocado and grapefruit pieces: acid from the grapefruit will keep the avocado from turning brown. Place evenly on top of the lettuce. Wisk together ingredients for vinaigrette. Toss the shrimp with vinaigrette. Scatter evenly on salad, drizzling any remaining vinaigrette on top. Sprinkle with pistachios.
The recipe claims it serves 4, but it only serves two if it's Jimmy and me.
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