It’s been 42 years!

Forty two years ago Michael and I went out on our first date, and we celebrate that night every year. The restaurant he took me to is no longer there, it got blown away in a tornado, but we go out to dinner anyway. This year we pigged out at Red Lobster. It’s a long way from beach food, but we do enjoy it.
As if our huge Sunday dinner wasn’t enough, the seafood trend continued Monday on a lighter note with Cajun Shrimp and Pasta. It’s a delicious combination of shrimp and cajun sausage with a few veggies thrown in for good measure. This dish is still not diet food, but at about 500 calories per serving, much better than fried.
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Tuesday was St. Patrick’s Day, another day for celebration even if we aren’t exactly Irish. Nothing else would do but a Slow Cooker Corned Beef Dinner. I look forward to it every year, and the leftovers aren’t bad either.
Somehow, Meatless Monday’s Eggplant Parmesan got bumped down to Thursday, and on its way morphed into Eggplant Lasagna. I had intended to make two meals of it, but because the eggplants were on the large side, three pans were over-flowing.
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Even though we had already eaten seafood twice in one week, Fishy Friday was observed with Shrimp Quesadillas, prepared fajita style with peppers and onions. For a variation, I may try spinach and mushrooms next.
Spring is almost here, and with it will come the desire for lighter fare. I’m ready!
Be thankful for what life gives you.


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