I find it strange that I haven’t made a shrimp dish in quite some time. Actually it was the end of May when I made the Gemelli with Sugar Snap Peas and Shrimp from the June issue of Martha Stewart Living. Lately, we’ve just been eating a lot of macaroni and cheese and carry-out but after reading some of the blogs my viewers are visiting I decided to make some of those recipes again. One of them was the tomato sauce I make often after blanching and peeling fresh tomatoes, big ones and even the smaller grape size.
You might remember the crispy potatoes I made last year on July 10th - crispy potatoes After boiling for 5 minutes, cut the potatoes in chunks and mix with olive oil and fresh rosemary and bake at 450 for 35 minutes. I made them one day last week.
I also made the above pictured baked chicken again with part of a package of Kraft Parmesan Cheese and Breadcrumb mix. Kraft Parmesan Cheese and Breadcrumb mix It’s enough to cover a lot of chicken so I stored the rest of the package in the cooler drawer to use again.
I also made the above Orecchiette with Butternut Squash and Sage after finding a small squash at Publix. I love Orecchiette and crispy sage leaves a lot and I’m almost sure Butternut squash is my favorite. That dish is one of my favorites but I have leftover again because my sister doesn't like squash!
A couple of weeks ago I baked some chicken legs and mixed them with the leftover sauerkraut, onions and carrot mixture I had in the freezer from the Braised chicken legs with Sauerkraut that I made last November. If you wrap it well, it holds up nicely in the freezer for 8 months. Mine did!
I haven’t made the flourless cake yet and basically because I’m too lazy to separate 6 eggs and then melt chocolate. Yeah, I know but I get like that after I’ve already done a thousand other things in the last few days such as backing up my files as a precaution for when Microsoft downloads Windows 10 starting Wednesday I believe it is. I do not want to lose any of my pictures!
My BFF Lynn in her middle twenties. I am going by the wide belt that I remember wearing when I was in my twenties!
Aside from cooking, I got a wonderful email from Lynn who went to our class reunion this year and I thought I would die laughing when she said there was no one there but a bunch of old people. I graduated in 1963 so I’ll let you do the math, (wink), but I don’t think of myself as old! Never have, never will! Anyway, we had a really small senior class compared to a lot of schools so we pretty much knew most everything about our classmates. I was sad to learn of the ones who passed and others who have illnesses but I don’t regret not going to the reunion. I figured I would probably have a great time and then never see any of them again but instead would read of their passing. I would much rather remember them as I always have, from a distance except for the ones I’ve always been close to.