Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Shrimp Scampi

Part of Weight Watchers is not just what you eat, but the portion size. So I kept that in mind when I prepared what would normally be a very decadent creation lately- Shrimp Scampi.  This is (was?) one of my favorite meals in the past with the noodles and tons of butter....yum.  But all that is gone now, and we're probably better off for it.

My version of this now is with whole wheat pasta, which is very good once you get over the initial aversion to it.  Then there's that issue of a lot less butter.  Less pasta.  Less shrimp.  Less everything.

Left Brain was still remembering the large bowls of pasta swimming in shrimp and butter of days gone past as he viewed his appropriate serving size of the newly recreated version.

Although tasty and filling, it wasn't how we remembered it and agreed we really can't call it by it's old name any more.  We have a new way of eating and we need new names to describe the new dishes.  So, from now on this meal will be referred to as "shrimp skimpi".

Long Live the Queen of the Kitchen

1 comment:

  1. I really feel badly for you. Although I do not eat shrimp, I know what it's like to have your mouth watering for that delicious plate full of heaven. And then, WRONG! Years ago, when my Michael's doctor insisted that we change our way of cooking and eating because of high cholesterol, we were gung ho until we actually had to eat the new stuff. It made us rethink our "favorite" dishes. Nowadays, I try to do portion control of the good stuff.

    I have to commend you for being able to stand by your new diet. You have a wonderful night. Hugs, Edna B.