Hello blog. It’s been a little while since I have written. We have been enjoying a bunch of yummy meals over here, and I have lots of pictures to add… Hopefully they will come soon…
We’ve had graduations (Eric and bro) and a new nephew so we’ve been up to a good deal of family time. This weekend Eric and I are headed to St. Augustine. The mini-vacay is mostly to get out of town one last time before the big… Bar study begins. It’s actually almost our two year anniversary (May 22nd), so we can add that to the mix for the weekend festivities.
There will be limited time together after the Bar prep starts, as I’ve been warned. Eric will be taking his Kaplan class Monday thru Saturday 9am-1pm. They stress that he will be on a “training program” and have them scheduled to study 7 days a week for 12 hours a day… 9 to 9. His training allows for a few study breaks, and an occasional date night. We’re off to a fun summer…
After my run today I ordered this baby.. I’m really pumped to log some miles on the Garmin. On the training note, I’ve want to sign up for some tri’s this summer and a fall marathon… just need to pick the races. Any suggestions??
On to the recipe that pretty much matches our latest style… good food that’s ready in 10 minutes, cook to table, and only messes up one pot. Dinner ready in a flash and easy clean up is all we need on a weeknight.
Shrimp Pasta with Lemon Avocado Sauce
1 box spaghetti noodles
6 cups fresh spinach
juice of 1 large lemon
zest of 1 large lemon
pinch of minced garlic dried or 1 clove
2 cups frozen and cooked shrimp
fresh basil, chopped
salt and pepper
parmigiano reggiano, grated
Boil and cook pasta until al dente; drain reserving a little pasta water. Place pasta back in pot, add avocado, drizzle of olive oil, lemon zest and juice and mix until creamy and avocado melted. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic. Add spinach and frozen shrimp and heat until thawed and warm. Enjoy topped with basil, parmigiano reggiano cheese, and extra lemon juice if desired.
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