Posts Tagged ‘pasta’

Shrimp Saute

January 12, 2010

Needed a quick meal last night and here it is.  And its easy peasy.


1/2 stick butter

1 pound of raw, deveined and peeled shrimp

1/2 chopped bell pepper

3 chopped green onions tops and all

3 minced garlic cloves

8 oz spaghetti

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook spaghetti noodles. Drain and keep warm.  Melt butter in a skillet.  Add shrimp, bell pepper, onions and garlic.  Cook until shrimp turns pink.  Cover spaghetti with shrimp and all.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Toss together and serve.

The longest thing is getting the water to boil for the spaghetti.  I thought about adding some mushrooms, but alas, none to be had in the fridge.


Change of Opinion

November 11, 2009

I have never been much of a lamb eater.  Mr grandmother used to roast lamb shanks and I wasn’t too impressed.  When my Honey came home from the Middle East one time I did make him kebabs and they were really good.  Through a multitude of horse trading (too complicated for me to keep up with), we ended up with some home raised lamb.  Cooked chops last night and wow, were they ever good.

IMG_1679I just marinated them in Penzey’s Turkish Seasoning and threw them on the Traeger.  Of course, it is hard to screw up much of anything on the Traeger.

Made couscous to go along.  Sauteed some onions, garlic and red sweet pepper in butter and cooked it all in chicken stock.  Easy and yummy.

Health Department here tomorrow.  Will be glad when that’s over.  WyoNella and boys on their way on Friday.  Along with supposed snow.  Of course she can’t make a trip over here this time of year without bringing the snow.

Busy Day

November 1, 2009

Doing what…I’m not quite sure, but I seemed to be doing something all day.   Going through piles and I hate that.  The weather seems to be holding off and that makes me smile.  Dinner tonite was a pork roast marinated in soy sauce, ginger and 5 spice.  I added Paula’s cheesy potatoes to it and wha la…dinner.



  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 (6-ounce) package very fine egg noodles, cooked
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix together cottage cheese, sour cream, grated onion, Worcestershire sauce and garlic salt. Add noodles and place in greased casserole. Sprinkle top with grated Parmesan cheese. Bake for 45 minutes.

As usual, she has not let me down and my Honey says they are a keeper.  Don’t let the horrible picture stop you.  It was almost dark and I forgot to turn on the overhead light.  They are worth every little bit of work and I mean little.


Mozzarella Balls

June 11, 2009

Nothing like moth balls.   Got fresh mozzarella pearls and covered them with Italian sausage and baked at 350 for about 30 min.  Made a simple tomato sauce and poured over angel hair pasta….YUM

IMG_1480I used about 1.5 lbs of bulk Italian sausage.  Just the regular…not the hot.  That may be next time.  It made 2 dozen little balls.  The “pearls” are 2 1/2 grams according to the packaging.

I sauteed onions, minced garlic and some yellow pepper, then added a can of diced tomatoes and sliced mushrooms.  Salt and Italian seasoning to taste and let it simmer most of the moisture out.  If you get side tracked and it gets a little dry….add some of the pasta water.  Add the mozzarella balls and pour over pasta.  Just the thing for a rainy gray day.


They would also be great for a snack without the sauce.