My Love for Peanuts and My Craving for Shrimps

The first cartoon characters I was introduced to were Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy and the rest of the gang. I grew up reading about the Peanuts comics and watching their cartoon clips. So, when I learned that a movie was soon to be released in theaters and that McDonald’s offered Peanut toys with their Happy Meals, I was transported to seventh heaven.

Collecting all 10 toys was not easy, considering that I have kids who also loved Peanuts as much as I do. So, when I finally got them all, you can just imagine how happy I was. My joy was similar to the eating the first spoonful of vanilla ice cream on a hot summer day, lying on a hammock while reading a book one cool afternoon or smelling bread fresh from the bakery oven before your first bite.

Below is how my new Peanuts Happy Meal toy collection progressed from three to ten:

My collection was completed over the past weekend, much to the enjoyment of the kids who devoured the spaghetti that we bought, so we could get the toys. And, along with this achievement, my craving was also satisfied when my husband bought some shrimps for me.

I started wanting to eat shrimps when I had my PMS early this month. I was not able to eat any though because it seemed like there was never a chance to either eat out or cook a shrimp dish. Little did I know that my hubby was just listening to my rants about wanting to eat what many jokingly call as the “cockroach of the sea”. So, when he came home after going to the market early Sunday morning, he already got a bagful of shrimps with him.

Although I just wanted my hubby to cook the shrimps simply in garlic and butter, I found out he had something else in mind. He sauteed the shrimps in minced garlic, onions, ginger and jalapenos with a splash of lemonsito juice and orange soda. And, you can see the result in the image below.

I bet you are drooling right about now. Am I right or am I right? LOL! I know how you are feeling…the sad thing with you is, you won’t be able to sample this tasty dish, while I got to eat it to my heart’s delight.

Believe me, my resolution to eat less carbs with every meal flew out the window. I ate with my hands and savored every bite, licked off orange sauce from my fingers and belched like a truck driver. It was probably my first ever totally satisfying meal for the year.

This weekend, my hubby promised he will cook shrimps for me again and to top that off, my aunt said she’d be taking out her baking equipment to cook up some of her delectable pineapple-carrot cake. If that isn’t the perfect way to cap off a hectic work week, I don’t know what is.

So, what are your plans for the weekend? Let me know what you had on your table lately that had you completely satisfied. I’d be glad to know your story.