Asiany Shrimp with Spinach and Ginger and Don’t Miss THIS CRAZY WEEK!!


Hi everyone! O.K., another CRAZY week! Here we go:

hosted 2 fundraisers for 2 of my kids’ teachers

attended one such fundraiser

Had 4 separate planning meetings for upcoming and potential future Parents Who Rock fundraisers

Attended a meeting to help create programs and collect resources for the special needs community in my town

Spent a great deal of time publicizing and trying to get schools to promote a health workshop that is happening this Wed! with Fresh Direct at my kid’s school-email me for details but it will be 1-3PM on Wed., June 15th!!!

hosted my parents of kids with special needs support group (If you would like to join and are local-email me privately at alma@takebackthekitchen.com)

organized a day of performers for a local Sidewalk sale with Parents Who Rock in my town

Had an amazing Parents Wo Rock event held to create awareness and raise funds for 3 Newark Organizations: The Link School http://www.linkschool.org/, Big Brother Big Sisters http://www.bbbs.org/site/c.iqLMIUODKtF/b.4278787/k.F0C7/Home_Page.htm and Lotus in Action http://lotusinaction.com/. It was a great success and check out the Take Back the Kitchen Facebook Page to see the photos of our Spanish Themed cocktail party. See me with my fabulous co-organizers in the above photo…Here’s an article about it:
http://montclair.patch.com/articles/parents-who-rock-rocked-it-for-essex-county-kids

All the above plus taking care of all my kids and feeding them all week. Dag, I’m tired!

One might think that after all this activity, for lunch today, I might want to just eat an ordered in pizza. Au contraire! I wanted a wholesome meal but did not want to be on my feet. I put this dish together in about 10 minutes by using frozen and leftover foods. You can do it, too!

I can now rest easy, as most of the June mayhem has ended (and I did dine at my favorite Thai restaurant tonight, truth be told). Phew!

Asiany Shrimp with Spinach:

1/2 tsp grated ginger or prepared ginger
1 clove of garlic or 1/2 tsp prepared garlic
tsp peanut or canola oil
1 cup cooked leftover rice
1/2 cup frozen, peeled shrimp,
1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach
a few shakes soy sauce
optional: a few shakes furikake rice seasoning (literally pronounced “furry Kaki”, no joke, found in Asian food stores)
one TBS sunflower seeds or chopped nuts

In a frying pan, place the peanut oil.
Add the garlic and ginger and stir.
Add the cooked rice and stir a bit.
Put in the frozen spinach and the frozen shrimp.
Cover with the lid for about 3-5 minutes so the frozen food is steamed. Lift lid, stir a bit until the water is evaporated and add the soy sauce. STir, remove from heat and add on chopped nuts and furikake if you are using it.

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