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Broiled Pineapple Shrimp September 14, 2010

Filed under: Product Review,Quick and Easy,shrimp — hmills96 @ 7:46 pm
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I have had really good intentions this week. Both yesterday AND today I have wanted to exercise. All day at work I sit in my cubicle, looking forward to being able to get home and walk outside. It’s been beautiful out!

However, neither day has worked out. Yesterday, I got home and was ambushed by a stupid sales person from Unique Home Solutions. I’m totally calling them out because the whole experience left a really bad taste in my mouth. The sales lady was on my porch when I got home, talking to J. Actually, when I pulled up, it looked like J was on the phone and this random chick was on my porch. Turns out, she was going door to door to schedule free estimates, and J was on her phone with the office scheduling an appointment. However, because I walked up at that point, they had to talk to me too, and let me know that the appointment was Wednesday at 6. The person on the phone, Stephanie, repeated three times, “Now, you ARE going to be there on Wednesday right? Because you know, we are making a special trip for this appointment just for you.” Completely obnoxious. THEN she told me, “Now, I need you, while I’m on the phone, I need to hear you tell J that the appointment is Wednesday at 6, so he does not miss it either.” I should have said no at that point. Seriously, I don’t want this appointment that you are shoving down my throat anyway, now you’re going to treat ME like the idiot? Anyway, we hung up, and Missy, the door to door person, told us that the office would be calling me back on my phone in a few minutes to go over more details. WHAT? What other details do I need to know that you can’t tell me right now? She left, and I ended up missing the call because my phone was still on silent for work. So I called the company back, and at this point, I just wanted to cancel the appointment. I was so irritated by this whole thing, I did not want them anywhere near my house again. I told the receptionist that answered the phone that I wanted to just cancel the appointment, “Oh no, you have to talk to Anthony, he’s actually the person who called.” Seriously lady, I just want you to take me off your schedule. But of course, Anthony was on the phone with another customer. She said he’ll call me back, but he never did. Whatever. If they show up, they are not coming in this house.

Anyway, after that whole episode, my work out mojo was ruined.

Then today, it took me 45 minutes to go 3 miles. It took me 2 hours to get home! So yeah, no exercising today either. Plus, someone shut all my windows and didn’t turn the AC back on. So it’s a million degrees in here.

Am I bitching too much? Maybe.

I did manage to cook last night. This was a very easy dish to throw together, definitely one I’ll keep in my repertoire. You can play with the spices, and the veggies. Mix it up!

Broiled Pineapple Shrimp
Adapted from DoughMessTic

16 oz shrimp, peeled & deveined
1 1/2 Tbsp Old Bay
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 lb sugar snap peas
1 can cubed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp cubed butter

Mix all of the ingredients together to coat with spice and sugar. Wrap mixture in heavy duty foil, to form a packet.

Place under broiler in oven for 10-15 minutes, until shrimp is pink.

We just ate this with our fingers in front of the TV (classy, eh?), but it would be good over rice to make more of a meal out of it.


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