Date Night In and Saturday WW Weigh In

Drum roll please . . . .

- 1.2!

My plan is to hit my 10 pound loss next week (only 1.6 to go!) and hit my 5%.  I want the 5% sticker dammit! :D

While I normally look forward to party pizza Friday, I keep forgetting that it’s lent.  Since Tony’s favorite pizza is a meatza (sausage, mushroom, pepperoni, meatballs, bacon, etc!) and he’s not a huge fan of veggie pizza, we went to Plan B.

He emailed me this with the subject line:  Dinner??

Shrimp and White Wine Pasta Sauce with Tomatoes

  • 2 servings – 10 PointsPlus per serving (8 shrimp, 1/2 of sauce and 1 cup pasta)

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes (which I pureed, can’t do chunky tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 16 medium size shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste

Heat a skillet to medium heat.  Add olive oil and butter.  Add garlic and cook for a few minutes.  Add tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes. Add wine and Italian seasoning and simmer for about 10 minutes, the sauce will reduce somewhat as the wine cooks down.  Add raw shrimp and simmer for 2-3 minutes, just until the shrimp is cooked through.  Toss in the pasta and coat with sauce.

Well, I had to have some wine since it was open! :D

I always buy frozen, peeled and deveined shrimp - saves so much time and these defrosted in water in about 15 minutes

since my shrimp were medium size, they cooked in 2 minutes

with some shaved Parm on top - dinner comes in at 11 PointsPlus

It was a perfect dish – the pasta absorbed the sauce, the shrimp were so tender – a perfect date night in dinner – and done in 30 minutes from beginning to end. :D

If there were any leftovers, I would have eaten this for breakfast :D

So my plan for this week to get to my 10 pounds lost:

  • drink water on the weekends – I do great at my desk, but not on the weekends
  • exercise on the weekends – even if its just going for a walk
  • less wine! :D
  • more veggies – I plan on adding salad to a lot of my lunches

The sun is shining today – and we may hit 50 degrees – hello spring! :D

Enjoy your weekend!