After I put this ricotta toast together, I had to stop by a co-workers desk to talk to her about something.  Her first response was “what is that?”  I explained what it was and she said “I love ricotta cheese!”  I brought extra today so I can have her taste how good this is.  But her second question was “where did you buy that?!”  So silly!  I told her I made it and she said “I can hardly boil water.” 

My basement got water the night before last when we got so much rain.  Thankfully we have clear skies for the next several days so the ground can soak up all the water.  We are always prepared though – and everything is in bins and my basement floor is cement, so it’s all good.  My sister couldn’t break away for lunch so I was solo on my walk.  Although I only walked for 30 minutes – I bought some sinus medication and that has helped tremendously.

I was so excited to reheat my ramen from last Friday – I thought the spiciness of the soup would help my nose, but sadly, it wasn’t good anymore.  The first couple bites had a sour taste which I don’t remember it having in the first place, so better safe than sorry, and I pitched it.

Only one tiny problem.  I had already given myself insulin for the food I thought I was going to eat and didn’t have a plan B.  Luckily there was a food truck outside my office and for $6 I got these wontons – counting them as 12 points to be on the safe side.  They were just okay – not much flavor in the inside, so I had to make a dipping sauce with the soy sauce and sriracha that I had at my desk.  Crises averted!

The kadults were napping when I got home, so I had the kitchen to myself.  Other than I knew I had to cook up that Certified Angus Beef New York strip steak, I didn’t know what else I was going to have.  Since Hannah started working our freezer inventory sheet is so outdated.  A quick look showed that I had frozen shrimp, and I forgot I picked up green beans at the farmers market last Saturday.  I suddenly had an idea to make green bean fries, and since I had enough batter, ended up frying the shrimp as well.

The batter is so simple:   2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup seltzer (or beer or any sparkling beverage) and a teaspoon of your favorite seasoning.  I used Code 3 Spices Rescue Rub.  

Every time I use my deep fryer, I get at least a couple dozen direct messages “Biz, you should get an air fryer!”  While I am sure it’s amazing, (1) Hannah would lose her shit if I got another kitchen appliance and (2) my deep fryer cooks at the perfect temperature, so nothing is greasy.  The shrimp and green beans were on that paper towel for a good 4 minutes while I let the steak finish resting before cutting – hardly any grease on the paper towels. 

How gorgeous is that plate of food?  I’d buy that in a restaurant.  #justsayin šŸ˜€   I knew the shrimp and green beans were going to be 3 points (2 points for the batter and 1 for the oil), but after this picture was taken, I measured out 3 ounces of the beef (4) and my dipping sauce was 1 tablespoon Bolthouse Farms goddess dressing with a drizzle of sriracha on the side. 

This was so good – with plenty of leftovers for the beef.  Planning on making beef and corn tacos for dinner tonight with avocado creama.  

Here is the breakdown of dinner – so good!  Even with my 12 point lunch, I ended my day with 26 points.

My softball game was cancelled – even though the weather was gorgeous because of all the rain, they felt the fields weren’t good enough to play on, so maybe next week there will be a double header?  Still managed to get a decent amount of steps in though!

Happy Thursday my friends – make it a great day! 

Question of the Day:  Would you order that dinner in a restaurant?!