It’s been with some sadness that I’ve watched as the crisis unfolds in the Gulf with the oil spill. I lived for many years in Florida, and though we were on the Atlantic side of the state, we often traveled to the Gulf side to enjoy the beaches. For an area just now recovering from Hurricane Katrina, this second punch in the gut will be hard to take.
I can only hope that BP, the oil company that owned the well does the right thing, and offers employment to the fishermen whose livelihood is about to be seriously curtailed for the next year, if not longer.
And while it is a policy of this blog to NOT discuss politics, I’m heartened by the quick and strong response the Obama administration has taken in dealing with the problem.
Doesn’t mean shrimp prices won’t rise this Summer though…LOL. Speaking of shrimp, here’s a meal that I like to put together.
One of my local supermarkets, Schnucks, offers tails on, cooked shrimp marinated with Herb and Garlic. Great stuff and easily added to a meal. I buy a third of a pound to start.
Next, add any of the Green Giant variety of vegetables in their microwavable pouches. These are great for the single person or couple. I am though looking forward to a fresh out of the garden alternative to them this Fall.
Cook it for about 2 minutes, then open the pouch and pour it onto a plate, adding the shrimp. I de-tail the shrimp and cut them up into thirds though I’m sure a real Responsible Survivalist would point out those tails are a good source of some essential vitamin or mineral and leave them on for consumption.
Microwave for another minute and a half.
I added a 1 cup pouch of Uncle Ben’s rice and a pear I had laying around that was getting ripe. Rice is a good staple food and supplies many of your needs. You should add it to your diet now. As prices rise, we all will have to subsitute the more basic food groups currently eaten by those in the Third World like rice, for the steaks and meats we enjoy now.
The pear, well, we should all eat more fruit.
I don’t have the cost breakdown right now but will add it to this post soon.
Enjoy another healthy meal alternative…
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