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Rookie Wife Rescue Meal - Shrimp Tempura

Updated on August 23, 2011

Yummy in a hurry!

Have you ever been in one of those situations where you have nothing defrosted, forgot to hit the store, and have less than 20 minutes until dinner time? Thanks to my Rookie Wife lifestyle, this happens to me all the time. I am learning that the trick to hiding my rookie status is simply faking the funk. With a little bit of effort, some asthetics, and simple cheat info I can pull out a meal like a planned it. Of coarse, meal planning saves you more money but these things happen so plan and shop for a couple of cheat meals during your next shopping trip.

In Walmart's freezer section you can find Tempura Shrimp which is currently priced under $5. It takes 15 minutes to bake in your oven and tastes great! Sides are the easy part. Anyone can think of a couple of quick sides for this. I had basmati rice and caesar salad once and butter and herb potatoes with caesar salad another time. For this, you have to work with what you have. The point is that these things are easy to throw together and it really looks like you thought this out and were in control the entire time. That is what I am going for. That is what gets me the most wife cool points.

For those of you who are not familiar with Shrimp Tempura, it is a battered shrimp stick. I don't know how they straighten it out. I have always been kind of curious about that. The batter is really light and crunchy. It comes with a dipping sauce. The package comes with about 15 shrimp so plan according to your family size. It's delicious and it is easy so I am pretty sure that eating to much of it would be bad for any particular diet. Isn't that always the way it works? Delicious + crunchy + easy = not really great nutrition. That being said, it is kid friendly if you have a shrimp friendly kid. Offset the nutritional gaps with sides. Pull out the broccoli! For detailed information, you will have to check the packages nutritional table.

Well, gotta run. Have more cool points to achieve! Hope you enjoy the read. Let me know if you try the meal and how you liked it.

Many Blessings!


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      3 years ago

      you were a rookie wife and enjoying life...

      then one night, you and your husband went to sleep one last night together.

      you woke up and you were a rookie widow...

      now you are a skilled widow...

      i was wondering...when your husband died, did he at least look beautiful?

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      7 years ago from Central Florida

      You are so welcome frugal! Our family does romaine the most but we like cold spinach too. Thanks for the comment.

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      Brenda Trott, M.Ed 

      7 years ago from Houston, TX

      Love shrimp...but each of us could eat an entire bag! An easy side is a bag of spinach leaves. We use this instead of iceberg lettuce and it is more nutritious too:) I'm always up for a quick fixn..thanks!


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