It’s official

6 Jan

Cook This, Not That has replaced Stephen King’s The Shining as the scariest book of all time.

No, it’s not the fact that I have to actually cook these meals (trust me, I’m looking forward to the shrimp and grits), but more the fact that I have, from time to time, eaten the comparison meals as what I think is a healthy option.

And trust me, I’ve now learned that fish is NOT a healthy option at a restaurant.

I’m trying to swear off buying new cookbooks until I’ve put the ones I have to good use.  Still, 10 minutes after checking CTNT out of the library, I have a feeling it’ll be coming home to stay eventually.  So far, I’ve abandoned tonight’s Thai Rice and Pineapple plan for the Shrimp Fra Diavolo.  Delicious (sorry, again no picture…we kind of fell on it right after it was done cooking), hot, and shrimpilicious.

And just like the world of Forrest Gump, the Thai Rice will keep for another day.

Since the recipe isn’t readily available online anywhere (at least where I can see), I can’t really print it here.  But I can tell you the adjustments and you can make ‘em yourself if you wish.

  • I used fire roasted tomatoes.  The recipe calls for a cup of tomatoes, and a 1/2 cup of white wine.  Since I ran out of wine at a quarter-cup, I decided to make up for it with another 1/4 cup of tomatoes since they were on hand.  Sis said it was a little spicy because of it; I told her to get over it.
  • Instead of regular pasta, I used whole-wheat.  It cuts the calories a little bit.
  • I skipped the garlic.  No real reason, I was distracted by the cat stealing shrimp from the bowl and chasing after her.  I don’t know if it really made a difference, though.

All in all, a tremendous success.  I’m definitely looking forward to lunch tomorrow.

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