How was the weekend? I had such a fabulous birthday party on Friday evening! I felt so blessed by my friends, and it was good to have them all (mostly) here. Our house looked like some wild high-school rager had swept through it though! When I finally went to bed at 3am (eek!), I saw there were plates and cups strewn about the yard, fruit flies on every bit of sticky dessert stuck here and there, and a mountain of plastic cutlery to wash! I blame the first 2 on all the (wonderful) little children who were here, and the utensils on my extreme need to recycle (I can use plastic utensils over and over people!). The best part though? I had an art sale & show on Saturday that I needed to leave the house early for, so I didn't have to do any of the next day cleaning!!! Woo hoo!!! My amazing husband and kids had this house shining like the top of the Chrysler building by the time I got home!!! That's pretty much the best birthday gift ever!
Anyway, let's move on to food!
I saw a great recipe for Jerk Chicken with Mango Pineapple Salsa over at Paleo Newbie and it looked so good! I rarely (rarely rarely!) buy chicken breasts, and was going to try this with bone-in chicken, but had another thought. Shrimp. Yes, spicy shrimp, a cool refreshing mango & pineapple salad over a big bed of salad and veggies. It sounded so good and wanted to give it a try!
Jerk Shrimp & Mango Pineapple Salad
Makes 2 huge servings. Also, it seems like there a a million steps, but really, it's not so bad!
Adapted from Paleo Newbie
Ingredients for everything!:
For the shrimp:
Mango Pineapple Salsa & Salad:
For the salad dressing & salad:
First prep the shrimp:
Now the mango pineapple salsa:
Now prep your salad
Meanwhile...back to the shrimp (p.s. you can always skip this step if you'd rather have the shrimp cold!):
Put it all together!:
Dinner time!!! :)
So, yes, it may seem like the longest list of ingredients and steps ever, but it is honestly a pretty simple recipe. It's really forgiving too; if you don't have all of the ingredients for each part, as long as you have most of them, it'll still be super tasty. Don't want to cook the shrimp? Then don't (remember it's the pre-cooked kind)! Want to use your own salad dressing? Then go for it! Just look at this all as a starting point, and you can get creative. As long as you have a nice, spicy shrimp, and the cool (with a bite) mango pineapple salsa, you'll be good to go. You could even just mix those 2 together as a salad on their own if you wanted!
Alright, well, I need to get moving! It was a long weekend of late nights, and the kids were up each a few times last night for some ridiculous reason or another ("I lost my bracelet!", "where's my water bottle?", "where's Diana?"(a doll), "I need you to tuck me back in!"). Good grief Charlie Brown.....So, I'm feeling tired, got a bit of a headache, and I know if I don't stand up soon and move, I'll just melt into a tired puddle! Oh, and it's raining, so even the weather is trying to trick me into doing nothing today!
Have a wonderful day! See you next time!
Oh, and super randomly, last night while on Pinterest I noticed I mis-spelled the word "chocolate" on one of my images with a title....but I was too tired to deal with it...now I can't remember which recipe it was! Help me find it! I'm so embarrassed that it's out there in the WWW (and on this blog) with "chocolate" spelled incorrectly! Aaahhhhhh! Home-schoolers nightmare!!! Hahaha....I am a little dramatic, but I am seriously embarrassed!
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