This week is challenging. I have far too many shrimp to use up.
Yes, I know…this is totally a white girl problem. Shush.
The hubs and I bought a large bag of shrimp at the Seafood Roadshow at Costco a few weeks ago and, unsupervised, he apparently just shoved the whole bag in the freezer. Which of course froze in to a solid 3-pound block of rather delectable 12-count prawns.
There was no way to unfreeze them expect to thaw the whole block. And so….it’s shrimp week around here!
Today’s EAT: I also had some won-ton wrappers to use up and kind of had a Chinese-food hankering, so I whipped up some rangoons:
Recipe: Shrimp Rangoons with Spicy Apricot Sauce (original!)
I was really impressed with how these came out! I am now plotting all sorts of things that might be plopped into a wonton wrapper in a muffin tin. Hmm.
Today’s DRINK: Bluefin Pinot Noir:
Not bad for a <$5 bottle of wine!
Also, if you’re a TJ’s wine junkie like me, check out this handy compilation of mini-reviews from Jason’s Wine Blog. (Thanks to my go-to wine guru at A Glass After Work for the heads up on that one!)
Today’s RUN: Was poopy.
Okay, that’s pouty. But it kind of was. Tuesday is track day, but since I had mile repeats on the agenda, I thought it might be more fun to take the workout to a (relatively) flat stretch of the greenway and bang them out there.
The assignment: 3 X 1 mile, 400M recovery, 5K pace. Simple and straightforward.
The results: Painful, and a good 15-20 seconds/mile slower than planned.
I’m sure it didn’t help that it was 80* and humid as all get-out today (WTF October?) and that the path was covered in slimy wet leaves. But, still. A 7-minute mile should not feel like an all-out sprint. Ouch.
I suppose it’s possible that I’m still feeling the effects of the marathon, but if that’s the case, then why did I feel awesome during my speed work last week? Both yesterday’s run and today’s have been in the dreaded 10% category according to Sarah’s breakdown. I’m not sure why. It’s a mystery.
A mystery that I hope resolves itself before I humiliate myself at Sunday’s 5K. Which you can see the details of on my newly-remodeled Races page. (I finally went through and updated things and added recap links. You’re welcome!)
Anyway. Here’s to a better run (and hopefully less wacky weather?) tomorrow!
Today’s QUESTION: What should I do with all of this dang shrimp? Halp. Share your favorite recipe, please. Because I’m at a loss. I’ll pick my favorite and make it for dinner tomorrow.