Today was a day of really hard work at our house. The kids played hard at school and Kevan and I worked nonstop.
Poor Kevan really has it hard. He has a wife who has really lofty ideas for the house which he gets to make a reality.
Two of those ideas are just about complete in the kitchen which I'll be able to show pictures of hopefully next week (depending on how fast Kevan can get the countertops and backsplash laid).
I spent 8 hours today painting. Which means that I'm pretty much crippled right now thanks to my absurdly bad back. But I made a lot of progress and should be able to finish up with just a little work before our Day of Dates begins tomorrow.
So here is a fantastic recipe for Tequila Shrimp that Kevan made for dinner tonight. That guy... he's a keeper.
- 1 cup Tequila
- 2 cups raw Shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 1/2 cup Cilantro
- Lime juice to taste
- 2 cups Brown Rice
- 1 can Black Beans
- Sour Cream
- Mexican Shredded Cheese
- 1 can Black Olives
1. Throw some deveined and peeled raw shrimp in 1 cup of tequila to marinate for 1/2 hour. Chop up 1 clove of fresh garlic and toss in with the shrimp. I like to add in a couple of squirts of lime juice and the cilantro at this point. Once the shrimp have marinated, throw the entire mixture into a pan on med/high heat. Let the the tequila reduce by about 1/2 to let the alcohol cook off so those kids can eat some also. We don't need to give them any excuses to not eat their dinner. :) Cook the shrimp until they're nice and pink. Add Salt/Pepper to taste.
2. I love using the bags of frozen peppers. I get them for $2.25 at Target and can get two meals out of them. So if you have those frozen peppers toss them into a strainer and defrost them in the sink under some cold water (otherwise use some fresh yellow, red, and/ or green peppers) and then toss them into a pan to cook with the shrimp. I love garlic, so I'd toss another clove into my pan at this point.
3. Cook up some rice. We used brown rice tonight and it was fabulous. I've made the switch from white rice to brown rice for my daily cooking.
4. Throw some black beans into a pan over low-medium heat.
5. Toss into a bowl or tortilla and throw some sour cream, salsa, black olives, mexican cheese (or cheddar if you have that) and serve!
It's delish and I love the tequila flavor of the shrimp and the kids go crazy for it which works for me!
Enjoy! I'm off to put kids to bed and then find a heating pad to lay on.