Baked shrimp scampi

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Sorry that it’s so late tonight guys! Holy cow it’s been a day!

I got the daughter off to school late because she was finishing her homework. The only downside to going to a movie mid week!

So! Today was a bit crazy. I cleaned my entire kitchen, washed all the dishes and put them away, ran a load of laundry, then i went to the half priced book store and traded in some books and got some Atkins books and low carb recipe books. In the process of digging thru the stacks and piles and hoards of books, I managed to knock almost an entire bookshelf on top of me! I guess it was a good thing tho, because I found 2 good books in the rubble! After that i did some more cleaning, got the kiddo from school, feed and watered the outdoor animals, made that yummy looking dish in the picture, and then it was off to play rehearsal. Shew! I then pick up my sewing machine (I’m so glad to have her back and in working order again!) Chatted with my friend Marge for a bit, then came home, dinner dishes into the dish washer and sat and chatted with the hubby who had made it home from work. I then watched Greys Anatomy and now I’m in bed. See? Busy day! Lol

Tomorrow is my official 1 week weigh I’m. I’m nervous! I shouldn’t be tho. I’m close to losing 10 pounds my first week! Um, crazy! I’m really enjoying Atkins tho. It’s like my body finally is working and I feel exquisite, like a Kentucky Derby winner! Is that weird? I feel like a racehorse. I sure do miss the track sometimes. Always something happening there.

I promised my sister I would post the recipe for baked shrimp scampi, which is what that is in the picture. Let me warn you. This dish is like crack! I could have eaten all 2 pounds of shrimp, but I stopped myself.

Shrimp Scampi Bake

2 pounds raw shrimp (I used ones without tails)
1 cup butter
1 Tablespoon lemon juice (I used a little more)
1 Tablespoon prepared Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon minced garlic (I used powder and just eyeballed it)
1 Tablespoon chopped parsley (I used dried, again eyeballed it)

Preheat the oven to 450

Melt butter, add lemon juice, parsley, mustard, and garlic.

Arrange shrimp in a shallow baking dish. Cover with butter mixture. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Remember, I warned you they were addictive! Good luck!

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