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Peanut Butter Banana Stuffed French Toast

Hello everyone,

So, I kinda slacked on the Friday Five last week. Last Friday was SO busy for me, of which I will post about soon. I don’t have a lot to say right now, other than I am soooo happy that today is Tuesday because tomorrow is July 4th and I am off from work! However, it really blows that the holiday is falling right smack dab in the middle of the week. This means no extra long weekend off for me. Boo.

I do have lots planned for tomorrow, including a cookout with plenty of good food and loving family. I am supposed to bring a dessert, but have no idea what I’m going to bring yet. Hopefully I will have something delicious to show you for later!

Anyway, onto the real reason for this post!

Peanut Butter Banana Stuffed French Toast

This is really much more of a NON recipe, but I will still give you the down-low for how I made this AHHH-mazing dish.

Ingredients:

Whole Wheat Bread (3 slices)

1 Banana (sliced)

1 tbsp of Natural Peanut Butter (melted and diluted with water for desired consistency)

1 cup of egg whites

1 whole egg

1/2 cup of Almond Milk

Cinnamon to taste.

Nunaturals Vanilla Extract (or other vanilla extract) to taste.

Sugar-free syrup.

1. Begin heating nonstick skillet or griddle of medium/low heat.

2. Whisk together the egg whites, whole egg, and almond milk in a bowl and add cinnamon and extract.

3. Dunk and soak each piece of bread into liquid and place on pan. Cook on each side about 1 – 2 minutes.

4. While cooking, nuke PB and water in microwave and mix until desired consistency.

5. To assemble, layer bread slices and banana slices. Top with melted PB and sugar free syrup.

So good, that’s all I can say.

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Garlic Lime Shrimp Tacos

Hello Everyone,

So, I just thought I would do a weekend recap for this post, as well as share with you my new recipe! This weekend was spent being very laaazzzzyy. Mr. SP and I had BIG plans to finish up our little landscaping project and do a few other chores around Chateau Sweet Potato. At 11am Saturday morning, Mr. SP announced, “In 1 hr I have to get to work.” I spent the morning catching up on my blog reading before I decided to take a shower. Approximately 5 HRS LATER, Mr. SP was still sitting on the couch, Castlevilling (have you heard of this game on Facebook?). Oh well, some weekends are like that, and it was still pretty great.

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Saturday afternoon consisted of watching Puss In Boots and Little Cesar’s. LOVE Crazy Bread!

Sunday included more entertainment. We finally watched Snowwhite and the Huntsman! I really loved it, but somehow I just can’t move past Kristen’s Twilight character. I fear I will never be able to watch any of her movies without wishing it was the 5th (and 6th, and 7th…) Twilight.

And now, what you all have been waiting for!

Remember these?

Garlic Lime Shrimp Tacos

Serves 4-6 2 hungry individuals.

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz package of deveined, pre cooked baby shrimp with tails removed
    2 tbsp of your favorite Seafood Seasoning Blend
    1 tbsp of minced garlic (halved)
    2/3 c of chopped scallions (reserve the bulb part)
    Juice of 1 lime or about 1/4 c. (I used bottled lime juice, but fresh would be better)
    1 tsp of paprika
    2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
    1 tbsp of chopped fresh dill
    1 tsp of red pepper flakes (Optional. Add more if you want more FIRE!)
  • fresh dill (Optional)
    dash of salt and pepper to taste
    Whole Wheat Tortillas (if large variety, about 5 cut in half.)

Let’s Get Cooking!

Step 1:

Make sure your shrimp is thawed all the way. If not, follow the directions on the package for thawing. Usually this will mean putting the shrimp in a strainer under cold running water 5 – 7 minutes.

Step 2:

Pour shrimp in a large bowl to toss with ingredients. Add the lime juice, seafood seasoning, paprika, fresh dill (optional), the rest of the chopped scallions, garlic, red pepper flakes (optional), and the salt and pepper. Stir all ingredients together and allow to marinate for approximately 5 minutes.

Step 3:

While the shrimp is marinating, prepare a skillet over medium – low heat. Add the olive oil, half the garlic, and the bulb part of the scallions to the pan.

Step 4:

After the shrimp has marinated and the pan has heated, pour the shrimp into the pan. Sautee the shrimp for about 5 – 7 minutes, or until no longer pink.

Step 5:

Remove the pan from the burner. Fill the tortillas with the shrimp and any other toppings as desired. Enjoy!

These were absolutely DEEE-licious and so easy to make! I topped mine with fresh tomatoes, onion, spinach, and a little salsa. I paired it with steamed broccoli. The hubby approved!

Todays Q’s:

How do you like to spend your weekend? Jam-packed with tons of stuff to do or lazying around the house with no agenda?

What did you think of Snowwhite and the Huntsman?

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