Cajun Shrimp with Okra Rice and Jenna’s Mom’s Cabbage
Eatin’ Cajun tonight! We threw this dinner together from panty (errrrr….pantry!!) staples + a red cabbage and I have to say it was quite good!
Frozen shrimp, sauteed in a little olive oil and generously sprinkled with Cajuon seasoning (found at your local supermarket!)
Brown rice, also seasoned, and tossed with thawed and heated frozen okra (I LOVE frozen okra – so easy and always a great texture)
And lastly, Jenna’s Mom’s Cabbage!! It was excellent!! We used real butter, brown sugar and red wine vinegar (although I have to admit we used a lot less butter than the recipe called for 😳 ) I loved the sweet/sour contrast! And we have one extra serving to have with lunch one day. Jenna, please tell your mom we loved it!
Funny thing about the cabbage though: I kept getting these whiffs of gym socks while cooking. Every time I smelled the cabbage it smelled great like butter and sugar, but the husband says cabbage has a tendency to give off a stinky smell so that must have been what it was! Weird! I couldn’t reproduce the smell – it was only whiffs. At least it didn’t taste like gym socks!
All together –
This dinner was about 440 kcal, 8 grams of fiber and 32 grams protein.
I didn’t need a snack this afternoon – go EarthFare salad!! I got a little hungry at 5:30 so I started prepping for dinner and doing some chores and then it was 6:30 and time to eat!
I might have a little dessert later. I’m craving ice cream, but
1) I’m freezing cold
2) We don’t have any
I would want to go out for a cone, but it has to be 85*+ for me to enjoy that without freezing so I guess I’m stuck here with hot tea to warm me up.
My thumb is feeling much better, so hopefully I’ll get to questions in the AM.
Off to hang out with the hub!
(No idea what’s up with the formatting!)
Edited to Add Dessert!!
Mug of hot chocolate (skim milk + Nesquik) and 2 honey graham sticks. Sorry for the horrible photo – I couldn’t wait to eat them!