Remember this scene from the movie Castaway with Tom Hanks? He is stuck on an island alone, the victim of a plane crash. Great film. While I can not fathom the mental strength needed to survive such a thing (Just ask Louie Zamperini. Read my recent post about him. HE'S amazing and he is NOT FICTITIOUS!), it's this scene that came to mind tonight when I was struggling to figure out what to do for dinner.
I came home from work today and cooked up a bunch of sausage for morning breakfasts, and I steamed some broccoli for lunches. While doing that, I noticed........nothing for dinner. No meat thawed, but I have had plenty of meat today. I needed to mix things up. I knew we had a busy night. The kids had dentist appointments. I was going to Crossfit, and I had to hurry home so my wife could go to yoga soon after. I was resigned and satisfied to have a salad for dinner and call it a night. Then......in the depths of the freezer, our eyes met. (Not my wife....she went to yoga, remember?!)
THE SEAFOOD BLEND FROM TRADER JOE'S!!!!
I had forgotten we had this, and I love this stuff!!!
My spirits were lifted because I knew I'd crave something more than rabbit food....er....salad after working out.
I stir fried this in a wok with coconut oil. Threw in some fresh mushrooms, bell peppers, fresh spinach and steamed broccoli. Added fresh garlic and lemon pepper to taste! A successful Paleo dinner.
I MADE FIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRREE!!!!!!!!!