You're Killing Me, Smalls!

Libra and my name is Richard*
Now I like a woman that's quiet
A woman who carries herself like Miss Universe
A woman who would take me in her arms
And she would say, "Richard*, yeah"
And if you fit that description
This is for you especially
Mmm take my hand
Come with me, baby, to Love Land
Let me show you how sweet it could be
Sharing loving with me, I want you to
Float, float on (Girl, yes)
Float on, float on (With Richard*)
Float, float, float on (Ooh, yeah)
Float on, float on

Float On by the Floaters

*it's suppose to be Charles but I changed the name because Richard is a Libra and well... just finish reading the rest of this post and you'll understand why.

My husband Rich is a Libra. Okay, you don't have to believe in the astrology mumbo jumbo but stick with me here. The sign of a Libra is the scales of balance. It is the only symbol of the zodiac that is inanimate. No, my husband isn't lifeless but damn it if he isn't totally representative of the scales. He goes back and forth all the time. Case in point:

"I hate fish." But every time I make something with fish he eats it and likes it and says something along the lines of "I'd eat that again." or "That's really good."

"I'm so proud of you and your blog." But then I hear, "You know I want to start a blog called Spouses of Food Bloggers Blog. Are we ever going to have something normal to eat ever again?"

So to try to combat all the going back and forth and confusion, I decided when he went back to night shift (6:00 pm to 6:00 am) I would make all the food blog type dinners. Things like the dreadful fish and exotic stuff that he rolls his eyes at. But guess what I heard the other night...

"Where's the leftovers? I wanted to try the shrimp tacos."

ARRRRRG! I could strangle that pretty little neck of his. You're killing me, Smalls! (anyone know where that came from?)

Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp, peeled and deveined (I don't remember what size shrimp I used)
vegetable oil, a few tablespoons depending on how many shrimp
Old Bay Seasoning, a few tablespoons depending on how many shrimp

Make a paste using the vegetable oil and Old Bay Seasoning. Place shrimp on wooden skewers. (Make sure to soak the skewers in water before using) Slather spice mixture on uncooked shrimp and grill until shrimp are done. A few minutes per side.

The Goodies:

shredded cabbage
sliced avocados or guacamole
salsa (pico de gallo or better yet, tomatillo salsa. tomatillo salsa would give it a nice tart bite without covering the sweet shrimp taste.)
warm corn tortillas
rice and beans

Okay 'fess up. How many of your spouses want to join my husband's little club Spouses Of Food Bloggers Blog?

"Are you sick of your spouse blogging about food? Have you gained the blogger 15? Are tired of waiting for a picture to be taken while your food is getting cold? Are you done with eating unpronounceable food? Do you just want a plain cheeseburger? If so please click here."

There's no link but I'll admit I was mighty tempted to make a fake blog just to suit this post.


Anonymous said...

Everybody knows that Libra is the sign of a balanced mind and a balanced person, the rest of you are simply jealous.

In addition it is the sign of the natural engineer.

Anonymous said...

I used to be skeptical about astrological signs too but I really am a Libra. I'm constantly striving for balance, feeling out of whack and trying to get back in synch, always considering all sides of an issue...

Those shrimp tacos looks great! I've been planning on making shrimp tacos since my husband has finally given me the green light. He used to say that he hated them but has had them often enough that he's gotten over it and will eat them.

Rubio's has these new "gourmet tacos" that I want to try to recreate. Perhaps tonight!

SaintTigerlily said...

Oh my gosh, brilliant.

The Boss isn't a spouse yet - but I'm sure he would be in line for this, come October.

And the tacos look delicious.

Kristin @ Going Country said...

The Sandlot.

My husband is always telling me what he thinks I should post about, and then when I say "Uh, no, I don't think a lot of people would like a step-by-step instructional post about splitting wood," he threatens to start his own blog. Which would mostly be about scrap metal, wood splitting, and welding, if I had to guess.

Humble Abode said...

hrm. i find it hard to imagine the raw cabbage in the taco... i guess it gives crispy crunch?

Katie said...

Ahh the sandlot, love it! Those look quite tasty, I love shrimp. My husband falls into the "why are you always reading other peoples blogs and why do the only post food porn and stuff" to which I show him yours and other blogs which write about life. Anywho, glad you liked the waffledillas!

KitchenKiki said...

OOOHhhh I love shrimp tacos!

I like to marinate my shrimp in Tait Farms Raspberry Grill sauce and then dust with ground cumin and black pepper before I grill them. It's flavorific with the guac.

Jennifer said...

Thats damn funny, my husband is a sponsor of a food blogger and would jump on that bandwagon! He is sick of taking pictures of food. I feed the leftovers to his friends at work, they love me!

Anonymous said...

My hubby thinks the spouses blog should be called, "The Real Life of a Food Bloggers Family"..always hungry...because you sometimes you have to wait for things to get cold before you can photograph properly then you have to warm them back up...oh well...

Melissa said...

Steve would be nodding his head in agreement if he read that paragraph...

I'm a Gemini and Libras (like my best friend Nina) are my best matches in every way (including romantic). Probably because of the whole dual sides thing. Steve is a Leo and that's a close second for Gemini.

What are you Krysta?

Anonymous said...

Leo, Leo, Leo, Leo!!! We rule (get it?)

My husband and kids would like to co-sponsor that 'Family of a Food Blogger' blog. Except that now I'm turning my kids into monsters. They all talk about how things could be better plated and insist that I take pictures of things before we all eat. My husband, despite his griping, is turning into a fiend, too. If he likes something he stops, insists I take a pic, and then continues on eating...

I took them to McDonald's (a twice a year occurance 'round these parts) and they critiqued the appearance and seasoning on the food the whole time. I don't know whether to be proud or disgusted.

Anonymous said...

The Sandlot, but of course! Though I'm more partial to the "For-ev-VUH" quote, complete with exaggerated mouth movements.

Anonymous said...

I know the old goat is sick of taking pictures of food at the pub... ours, the guy next to us... trying to sneak back in the kitchen. Poor guy.

giz said...

That post was absolutely hilarious!! I think you speak for many. If my family tells me one more time "please don't bring your camera", I think I'll cry.

PG said...

This sounds like my life. Except I'm the libra and a foodblogger. I just got the "why do all of our meals require so many dishes" (i.e., more than 3) talk.

inland empire restaurant and food reviews said...

The Shrimp Tacos sound like they would be good!!!

Anonymous said...

"Are tired of waiting for a picture to be taken while your food is getting cold?"

This has been the most embarrassing part of having a food blog, especially at parties when people in attendance don't aways know. I am the weirdo with the nice camera who photographs everything she eats, lmao.

Mental P Mama said...

Oh that is funny. I admit I tried to see if it was a hotlink...and those tacos look amazing.

MrOrph said...

Gemini! And my name is Orph...

That used to be one of my favorite songs...many moons ago. How many moons? I have the song on 45!!! Well... and on LP too.

I am sure my wife would be with Richard on this one.

Those tacos look amazing. You know how I feel about seafood tacos!

Anonymous said...

I'm comin' over now to eat those babies!!

Deeba PAB said...

I know just what you're up against Krysta...I'm married to a Libran too & am dangerously close to losing my sanity at times. The scales are a swinging at the best & worst of times, & the Scorpion in me is often challenged. Sign me up tooo...LOL!! Those tacos do look delicious!

Sharon said...

Sign my husband up! He always sighs when the food's piping hot and he has to wait so I can take pictures :)

Old Bay makes everything taste just right, dont you think!

Anonymous said...

My husband, our twins and I are all Libras. Our house is insane with indecison. Thankfully they like my blogging. Usually. Sometimes. Depends.

Your tacos look devine. I'm so pleased to have found your blog. You are a kick.

Arundathi said...

Showed my husband this post and he was clicking away like crazy before he realized there was no link!! LOLOL!!!

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