Shrimp - it's what's for dinner when I need to eat something, have no appetite, and not much time.
I've been fighting the cough that threatened Cleveland for the past week or so. The good thing about having a cough is it really zaps your appetite (good for dumping that summer ice cream weight gain).
The bad thing is, you'd better eat if you're taking cough medicine, or funny things can happen. I still remember the Manhattan skyline twirling in circles around me while I stood on Third Avenue many years ago. Cough medicine + no food = dizzy Cate.
But if I had no appetite, I had even less energy for cooking.
The one thing I know always helps my cough is my nettle tea with herbs and spices (thyme, oregano, basil, cayenne, garlic). So I decided to play off that.
I'd thrown a potato in the oven to bake earlier. Once it was done, I took some pre-cooked shrimp from COSTCO, added a bunch of oregano, basil, garlic and lemon. Stirred in the chunks of potato with some butter and bread crumbs, and put in the oven to toast. All told, prep time was about 5 minutes.
Not bad. Even if my tastebuds didn't care. There was enough flavor to at least make them take notice.
What's your go-to when you need food, but don't feel like cooking????
So, how about some pictures?
I saw this on a rainy, chill Saturday morning when Fenway and I were out walking. So lovely.
Now, they take Halloween seriously around here -
It glows purple at night!
|This I took for my editor :)|
This just reminds me of Miss Havisham.
BUT WAIT!!!!!!!!! What is this I spy?????????
Less than 2 months, but really????