Post-Vaca Dinner for One

I have been neglecting my posting lately since I have been all wrapped up in tons of things. One of those things has been a family wedding/vacation to California. Going back to LA is always a bit of a whirlwind and a ton of fun! Add to that my beautiful cousin’s wedding and you have a lot to do and people to see. More to come on that soon, but you can’t do much better than hanging here for a bit!

Since I just got home and am getting back into the swing of things, I thought I would go simple and semi-homemade for dinner. I have been craving shrimp cocktail since I saw it at the fish market in LA, so I thought I would have that in conjunction with a version of my favorite salad.

I (shamefully) bought some shrimp cocktail already prepped from Whole Foods to save me some work. I just took some time to doctor the sauce to my taste a bit and put it in nice dishware as my mother would do. Turn on the broiler and slice a zucchini lengthwise and fairly thin. Place on a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Place in the broiler and be sure to keep a close watch, turning the zucchini once and cooking until you reach desired doneness. They may get crispy if you let them. Next, I chopped a fresh tomato from our garden and sliced a couple strawberries to be added to some mixed greens. Dress with a squeeze of lemon, a light drizzle of olive oil, a pinch of grey salt and some fresh black pepper. Add the zucchini to the top and enjoy immediately. Some toasted bread adds just a little something! So easy, and it feels good to eat something light and healthful after a trip!

Kelly

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