Happy Friday y’all! So glad we made it 🙂 I loved reading your comments from last night’s post about how your plans had to make way for BETTER plans…they all made me smile!
Speaking of changes in plans, last night we had big plans to lay low at home or go see a movie, but by the end of the day we realized that we needed to meet with some friends regarding conflict in their marriage. Dinner was rushed, but I made a sweet new pasta dish that we loved! I think I’m going to call this Spicy Shrimp, Carrot, and Pea Penne:
- 40-50 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 cups shredded carrot
- 1.5 cups frozen peas
- 1 lb whole wheat penne pasta
- 2 Tbsp butter (optional)
- 2-4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp each of dried basil, thyme, chives, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, salt, onion powder
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan
Cook pasta to al dente according to package directions. Reserve about 1 cup of the pasta water. In a large nonstick skillet saute the shredded carrots for about 5 minutes over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 2-3 minutes longer. Add raw shrimp and cook until just done. Add the frozen peas, the spices, and reserved pasta water. Simmer for about 3-4 minutes until peas are warmed through. Add the butter (if using) and let it melt into the sauce. Add the pasta, stir to coat, and finally add the parmesan cheese and stir until combined. Serve immediately!
Like I said, we had the privilege of working with some friends on some conflict in their marriage, and although there were tears and a little frustration, but in the end there was a really great discussion and I feel hopeful that things are going to be getting better for them. I’m just thankful to be apart of this couple’s life and so happy that they’re in ours! Afterwards we decided that we all needed to grab a beer and just have a good laugh. We hit up CB & Potts where I had the Total Disorder Porter:
Total disorder indeed! I have to admit I was pretty tipsy at 10 o’clock last night…oops 🙂 We went home and I went straight to bed. This morning I did a pyramid upper body workout (kills me every time) and Day 3 of the HardCore Challenge. Breakfast was an amazing breakfast burrito from the burrito lady that comes to our office:
Y’all, after eating this I felt like I’d just run 10 miles in Houston humidity…I was sweating like crazy! I love me some spice though, and I’m so glad we got burritos today. Nate made me a latte on the espresso machine at work:
Marriage Ref Friday
So let’s talk about yardword today 🙂 Who does the yardwork in your marriage? The husband? The wife? Or do you split it equally?