Date Night at Home!

While Tony and I had decided on steak for dinner, I thought I would make some sort of scallop dish – that is until I got to the store and their scallops, which didn’t look all that great, were $15 a pound!  No thanks!  So I did end up getting shrimp.   I also got some inexpensive sirloin tip steaks – two steaks for $5.  I was kind of worried that they would be awful – but they were delicious!!

But before I get to dinner, I did pretty good for my first day of the challenge – I earned 71 points today!

  • I had 5 servings of vegetables = 5 points
  • I had my 8 glasses of water =8 points
  • I walked for 45 minutes = 45 points
  • I did not have pop = 1 point
  • I read a new blog today and left a comment = 1 point
  • I had a healthy (spicy!) breakfast = 1 point
  • I kept a food journal ala www.calorieking.com = 5 points
  • Took a walk during lunch break – 5 points
I brought out the Bubba Keg - while I like that this doesn't sweat, its top heavy when its almost empty - this holds 34 ounces - I drank two of these during the day

I brought out the Bubba Keg - while I like that this doesn't sweat, its top heavy when its almost empty - this holds 34 ounces - I drank two of these during the day

I had an idea of making bacon wrapped scallops, but bacon wrapped shrimp filled in.

all I had to do was peel the shrimp - they were already deveined

all I had to do was peel the shrimp - they were already deveined

The recipe I had for the scallops called for precooking the bacon just a bit – turns out Tony was right – I ended up wrapping half the shrimp in raw bacon and it was a lot easier.

1/3 of a slice of bacon was wrapped around each shrimp

1/3 of a slice of bacon was wrapped around each shrimp

I also had the idea of grilling zucchini on the grill, but it looked awful at the store.  Broccoli was on sale so I decided I would try and grill broccoli – it was so good!  It was cooked, but still crisp!

I put the steaks and the broccoli on at the same time

I put the steaks and the broccoli on at the same time

When the steaks were done, I moved them to the outside along with the broccoli – then I added the shrimp to the barbie!

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I ate four of the shrimp

I ate four of the shrimp - so good!

 The steaks turned out so juicy!  I have to hand it to Tony who got the coals right – that’s my biggest downfall!

the perfect bite!

the perfect bite!

I had the one in the back - I gave our dog the fat side!

I had the one in the back - I gave our dog the fat side!

I didn't like dinner at all! :D

I didn't like dinner at all! 😀

Sox are winning 9 – 0 last time I checked – off to snuggle with Tony!  See you tomorrow!

5 thoughts on “Date Night at Home!

  1. Grilled broccoli!!!?? Wow, you must be some sort of a genius, or something! 🙂

  2. WOW everything looks great! Your bubba keg is HILARIOUS because I have one im my closed that I have used throughout college to put my beer in! HAHA – That’s a college student for ya! I love shrimp – everything is great!

  3. Oooh, bacon wrapped shrimp. Yum 😀

  4. I’ll have to try grilled broccoli! It sounds good!!

  5. Bacon wrapped shrimp sounds so good!

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