Tuesday, April 21, 2009


That is how I would describe my day. I have been working nonstop for a few weeks and have been tired with an aching back. I had today and the next two days off so decided to just relax today. I started off with sleeping in until 10:00 in the morning!!! It was fabulous. I got up, put some clothes on and went for a walk. It was beautiful today, clear sunny and in the 70's. I decided that I would go to the book store and buy some books and just sit on my deck and read. I stopped in at Safeway first and got some groceries and noticed in an empty store they were having a book sale for the friends of the McKinleyville library. A bag of books cost $2. I bought 4 bags full, gave them $20 as a donation and have tons of reading for the summer. I got home and started reading some magazines on my deck looking at the beautifull trees behind us. Then I face down and got a little nap. It was a shorts and flip flop day and so everyone knows I was in heaven. One thing about living in Humboldt County, you never take good weather for granted. I finished the day off with delicious shrimp tacos on the deck. They are truly amazing too!! I think I'll have the same day tomorrow, if the weather cooperates with a different meal though. Hooray for beautiful days!!!

¼ c. chopped green onions
1 t. chopped cilantro
1 T. canned chopped green chiles
1 T. lemon juice
1 ½ c. chopped fresh pineapple
Mix together, cover and chill
Cooking spry
1 c. yellow bell pepper strips
1 c. sliced red onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 ½ pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 c. chopped tomato
½ t. ground cumin
½ t. chili powder
2 T. chopped cilantro
8 flour tortillas
1 ¼ c. shredded jack cheese
Spray nonstick skillet with cooking spray and add bell pepper, onion and garlic. Saute 2 minutes. Add shrimp, tomato, cumin and chili powder, saute 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque and done. Stir in cilantro. Warm tortillas in oven. Spoon ½ c. shrimp mixture in each tortilla. Top with cheese and salsa.


Alex said...

what a day!!! What kind of books did you get? Will you bring me some books when you come up for women's conference? Those shrimp tacos sound so good!!! we will have to try those for sure!

Kasey said...

That sounds awesome! Wish I could have enjoyed it with you. You'll have to let me know which books you like. I haven't read a book in forever.

Your shrimp tacos do sound tasty. I'm not a huge fan of shrimp, but I may just have to try them.

Kasey said...

Or you can come here and make them for me! :)

Lindsey said...

sounds like a great day! i would love for you to make me shrimp tacos, but I will probably never make them, because i don't love shrimp very much!

Jami said...

Wow, that does sound lovely. I think I need one of those days as soon as I finish my backyard. And shrimp tacos sound like the perfect deck food...yumm!