In the meantime, I've been working on some projects I will share as soon as I finish them and get my camera fixed. The first is an awesome dresser I inherited when my grandpa passed away. The thing has some seriously stylish bones and Lance and I are painting it a Kelly green. I can't wait! It will become the new changing table/baby supplies holder in the kid's room (wow, that sounds weird). The other is this fun art print I put together tonight. I'm having it matted and framed and hung in the kids' room above the rocking chair.
I'm definitely in nesting mode!
One more random thing...I wrote down a recipe for Shrimp Scampi almost 10 years ago and just made it for the first time tonight. It was delicious and got great reviews from the husband so I thought I'd share it with you!
1/2 stick butter
3 T minced garlic
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 bag cleaned, deveined shrimp
1 cup feta cheese
1 package angel hair pasta
Cook pasta according to directions. Over medium heat, melt butter and add garlic and tomato. Simmer
on medium heat for a few minutes, crushing the tomatoes with the back of a spoon. Add milk and
cream and continue to simmer. I used frozen shrimp that were already cooked so I just added them
while I was simmering the rest of the ingredients. The original recipe calls for uncooked shrimp, which
you just add and cook in the mixture. Last, add the feta cheese and simmer until everything is fully
cooked. Toss everything together in a serving dish, or serve separately.
It's delicious! Meat can be such a pain to prepare sometimes which is why I love keeping some good shrimp recipes on hand for the days I want an easy meal. You can buy a bag of 100 pre-cooked shrimp at Walmart for $5.00 which is enough for two meals. It's my favorite cooking shortcut because you can just pull them straight out of the freezer and they take maybe 5 minutes in warm water to thaw!
I hope you are enjoying the warm weather as much as we are. Pretty sure I got burned today. Yay for sunshine!