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Make This For Dinner Tonight.

As you can see, today I was a bad blogger :( I have to apologize in advance, because for the next few days I might be a bit MIA. This is the LM's last week at school, and everyday seems to be filled with some sort of "end of the year" activity. Today it was a field trip to the fire station, we have a class picnic coming up in two days, (which I am organizing) and there are the teacher gifts, which yes, you guessed, another parent and I are putting together. It sounds like an easy task, but with 6 teachers to get somewhat personalized gifts for, my afternoons just seem to be slipping away. Not only have I been a bit slack in the blogging department, but as my husband will agree, I have also been a bit slack in the cooking department. Okay, a lot slack. After some serious protest the other night when I again offered granola for dinner, I made a deal; If he agrees to stick to what I call "easy dinners" then I agree to cook at least 4-5 times a week (for the next few weeks at least, when the baby comes all bets are off for a while.)

Enter my master plan.

See, when I agreed to make dinner, I didn't agree to make 4-5 different dinners. As if to prove my point we had my new favorite dinner 3 times last week. The surprising part? No one complained. This is my new go to recipe, and not just because I have been craving fruit like some kind of maniac. It's filling, inexpensive, and best of all... EASY. Like 15 minutes start to finish easy (excluding an 2 step marinade.)

I'm telling you.... make this for dinner tonight!

Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos With Strawberry Avocado Mango Salsa from We Are Not Martha (one of my absolute favorite local blogs, you have to check them out!!!)



Ingredients:

• 15-20 shrimp, peeled and deveined
• 1.5 t chili powder
• 1 T lime juice
• 2 t olive oil
• 1 C chopped mango
• 1/2 C chopped strawberries
• 1 C diced avocado
• 1/2 C chopped red onion
• 1 C black beans, drained and rinsed
• 2 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
• 4 small tortillas (I used whole wheat)
• Optional: Greek yogurt for topping



Directions:

1) Put shrimp in a ziplock bag with chili powder, lime juice, and olive oil. Make sure the shrimp is fully coated and let marinate for about 20-30 minutes.
2) Mix chopped mango, strawberries, avocado, and red onion in a medium bowl. Drain and rinse black beans and mix them in with fruit.
3) Heat grill pan (or frying pan if you don't have one) to medium heat and grill shrimp for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until pink.
4) Warm tortillas. Top with salsa, 4-5 shrimp, and some feta cheese. Add Greek yogurt if desired.
(serves 2 at 2 tacos per person)

As if this wasn't delicious enough, if I were you I would totally pair it with this cocktail. Oh, how jealous am I of all you able bodied drinkers out there!!!

If you are like me you will make this tonight, and repeat 2-3 times this week!!!

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