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, 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.
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.