Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fist in Mouth Video.. I apparently Love You Guys... And a New Recipe

Brought to you by popular demand (AKA a few of you wanting to see me make an ass out of myself) here is a video of me putting my fist in my mouth. My mother will be so proud. haha

I'm sorry it's so dark and crappy! It was dark in my room, and then I used the harinezumi which didn't help - eek! Oh well - I think you get the idea that when I go to the dentist they're like "Open Wide... oh not that wide" and I have to like bring my mouth down for the spacers. Lovely. I think I just realized that this is my first video. Glad it's so classy.

Thank you guys SO MUCH for your sweet comments on my wedding photogs! I was and still am SO happy with them. While I loved all of the people I worked with during my wedding, for me, the most important people were Zach my photographer and Andy my floral designers - together they just made the space "us" and captured it so we can look at pics and BE there! Loves! I can't wait to take some more photos with Zach - and even called him last night about trash the dress - I so want to do it!!

To clarify on the stainless: Yes, I bought a stainless steel fridge! It was a Black Friday special so it’s a $2,600 Samsung fridge. I didn’t pay that. And I don’t want to pay as much as the Samsung range, microwave and dishwasher cost! The way I look at it is that the range/microwave/dishwasher are built-in. I can take the fridge with me when I roll. So I’m looking for a suite on the other 3 and I’m leaning towards Maytag!!

On to today. I woke up starving but was like too excited to eat - SO ready for Austin to get back in town!! I had random snacks for breakfast, then had my sweet & sour chicken for lunch. My snack was the latest favorite: guac and chips.

Then Austin was back - YAY!!!! So good to see him - his work trip was TOO long. Before I knew it I decided to skip the gym (moved the workout to Saturday) and it was time for dinner! I made a new recipe, Cooking Light’s Lemon Basil Shrimp and Pasta for FOUR! Here's the recipe (adapted a bit to make it more spicy!):

16 oz. spaghetti
16 oz. peeled, deveined large shrimp
15 leaves fresh basil, finely diced
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
¼ tsp sea salt
2 tsp minced garlic
Dash red pepper flakes
2 cups fresh baby spinach (80 grams)

Bring water to a boil in a pot. Add pasta; cook 10 minutes. Add shrimp to pan; cook 3minutes or until shrimp are done and pasta is al dente. Drain pasta reserving 1 cup cooking liquid. Leave pasta in strainer, and add cooking liquid, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt and red pepper flakes to the pasta pot. Place pasta mixture in a large bowl. Stir in basil and sauce mixture. Place 1/2 cup spinach on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1 1/2 cups pasta mixture and ¼ of shrimp. Heat will wilt spinach. Season with salt to taste. Nutritional Information: 389 calories, 40 carbs, 10 fat grams and 34 protein grams.

yes, already in tupperwares ready to go! Normally when I make a recipe for the first time I only make 2 servings, but I had a feeling this was going to be a keeper... :)

It was SO good! Now me and Austin are about to head over to Melissa and Jon's for the national championship game. War Damn Longhorns!! I'm off to read your blogs now - yay! Hope you all had good Thursdays!

What are your weekend plans?! We're going to try to do some house stuff Friday night/Saturday day and are going out on Saturday with Linc/Shana and Mon/Andy - yay!


homecookedem said...

Haha! I needed a laugh today!! ;) Great first video for the bloggie! lol :)

The lemon basil shrimp recipe looks so yummy! I love cooking light recipes.

SmallStepsForLola said...

We have the Samsung stainless fridge as well. Love it :)

That shrimp dish looks delish!! Love those Cooking Light recipies, you can never go wrong.

Paint is the subject on my list this weekend. I'm re-painting the den to make way for my new home gym :) YAY! Have a wonderful weekend.

prettyface said...

BAHA! WAR DAMN LONGHORNS is about right ;-)

I loved the video- I'm glad I get to hear you talk! I've been wanting to meet you- since we have mutual friends- but since I haven't yet, it's awesome to hear your voice. Weird. yes, I am. Also, don't feel creepy. I too can put my fist in my mouth-weirdly enough, it's only my right fist, and my left won't go in there. Hmmm..

That recipe looks AWESOME! When I saw it had 40 carbs (you know how I am with carbs), I was like..WHAT?? Where are the carbs coming from? Then I saw the spaghetti. Duh.

Anonymous said...

loves it!!! Awesome video!!

I loved your wedding pics, too...just didn't get to comment! I can't imagine what mine will turn out like...can you just come design/coordinate it? Thanks! Just head northeast and I'll meet ya in Nashville! ;)


Anonymous said...

OMG that's awesome. I'm the opposite at the dentist; I can never open my mouth wide enough. Seriously, that thing that they put in your mouth when they want to keep it open for fillings, it's too big, they have to use a child sized one.

Kelly Olexa said...

I have to make that recipe. Girl, you are SO good about - well everything. Including that fist in mouth thing. You never know when that might come in handy. Um..Yea. Hehehehe ;-)

Staci Dombroski said...

Love the video! I think my mom would be proud too :-)

Anonymous said...

Ha - your momma should be proud!!

I must have missed that recipe in Cooking Light - thanks!

Big Pissy said...

I AM proud!!!!

Still cracks me up to see you do it. even in a video. LOL

p.s. will you make that shrimp for me sometime? It looks SO good! :)

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness! you crack me up!!!!

I love how you eat REAL food and manage to maintain/loose weight - it lets me know that I can eat more than just salads =)

Mica said...

Pretty impressive. I think that should be added to your resume.

Is that Reuben in the background? Or really hairy Austin?

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Great video! :) More please... :)

The shrimp dish sounds great!

Have a wonderful weekend! We don't have much planned, but I have to catch up on some work.

Lauren said...

You now have me wanting chips & guac. And lemon basil shrimp pasta.

Have a great weekend!

Sara said...

Lol... try your foot next! :) I just started to get cooking light but have not tried any recipes yet. I'm gonna have to change my ways...

Anne Marie said...

I love the video! So cute!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

That video is so great! Ha!

I love that recipe you posted. I love everything Cooking Light and have never made that before. Thanks for posting the nutrtional info too!

Anonymous said...

bahaha that video proves we would get along great. that was too funny.

Low said...

Haha, awesome video! Love it.

Pam said...

I used to be able to fit my fist in my mouth too.

Love the pasta dish - it looks healthy and really tasty.

Meredith said...

I am saving this recipe. I love spinach and shrimp so I am sure I'll love this!

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

Great video!! That pasta looks amazing - you have the best recipes.

Erica said...

GREAT recipe. Josh would love this one. Nice and light- perfect. Your wedding pictures are totally gorgeous. Love them. Hope you're having a nice weekend and got all of your to dos done!!

Thinspired said...

Hey girl! Aww, I love bloggie videos because I feel like I've "met" you now ;)
Great idea to pre-portion that pasta. I'll use that tip when I start work again!
Hope you've been well!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

That video is so great! Ha!

I love that recipe you posted. I love everything Cooking Light and have never made that before. Thanks for posting the nutrtional info too!

Sara said...

Lol... try your foot next! :) I just started to get cooking light but have not tried any recipes yet. I'm gonna have to change my ways...