Thursday, March 22

Boy or girl?!

I am going crazy waiting to find out the gender of this babe! Our appointment is Monday and it can't come soon enough! I have practiced some serious self control when it comes to buying baby clothes (extra 30% off your entire purchase at Baby GAP, anyone?). We will be thrilled with either a boy or a girl. I'm feeling so blessed and excited for this little spirit to come to our family. I still feel nauseous and achey everyday, and evenings can be really bad, but just being to the point where I'm not throwing up makes 5 more pregnancies seem like a possibility. Shhh! Don't tell Lance I said that :)

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!

Shrimp Scampi

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!


Merrells said...

Love that alphabet and you know I LOVE kelly green (think of our family pictures). Excited to see what you do with the room and even more excited for Monday!!! :)

K8yerM8 said...

I am excited for you to find out! I loved that dresser and want to see it when it is finished! :) Can't wait to hear the news! :)