Yeah, uh, I didn’t get around to making that Curried Rice with Shrimp at any point during the previous week. Last time we spoke, I mentioned I was going to make a pot of rice in anticipation of cooking the curried shrimp the following day. Well, I made the rice, but that delicious shrimp (and it is delicious) wasn’t finished until, say, an hour ago.
Either way, I feel like I owe you an explanation. So here goes. I have a cold. Now, the common cold may amount to nothing more than a minor inconvenience to many. Not so for me. Combined with my asthma, I get to coughing, wheezing, and snorting. It’s disgusting, sad, and annoying all at the same time.
Even though this place was a ghost town last week, I’ll have you know I didn’t take one sick day off work. I’m hardcore like that. Or maybe I’m incredibly selfish given the contagious and productivity hindering nature of my illness. After work, I pretty much spent my evenings watching TV on my laptop and hunting for free stuff on the internet.
This evening, I felt well enough to return to the kitchen. I’m glad I waited, because I discovered the shrimp I’d been longing for weren’t peeled. Ugh! Meal prep took me at least 40 minutes. I wasn’t expecting that.
Although I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, the curried shrimp with rice turned out really well. I added in a little – okay a lot – of cayenne pepper to the dish. To me, shrimp ain’t complete with the heat.
Oh yeah. I want to give an update on the Black Bean Soup with Sausage that I said was disgusting. I had it again on Tuesday, and it actually tasted pretty good. I let it sit in the slow cooker a few more hours. I think it was because the vinegar flavor gets milder the longer you cook it. There’s also a slight possibility my sense of taste was off because I had a stuffy nose, but still.
Now that I’ve recapped last weeks menu plan results, the menu plan for this week is….drum roll, please.
I just told you I was sick and ain’t hardly cook nothing.
Do you have any quick, simple, and, let’s not forget, delicious meals you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them. I’m beginning to realize I don’t have a lot of time to cook and engage in non-domestic activities.