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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Branching out!

I don't like shrimp... On occasion I'll eat some of those little tiny baby ones that you put on like a salad in the summer time... Those are basically the only ones I find tolerable what so ever... I know, I know, I know...... What the hell is wrong with me? Who the hell doesn't love shrimp that isn't allergic? Well that's this girl right here!

Last night for dinner I made this delicious tomato-Alfredo pasta from Kitchen Trial and Error. To qualify it as a dinner in this house, I had to add meat. I did some chicken in there for myself. Now here is where the branching out comes in. I bought shrimp for the husband. Due to my major dislike for the shrimps, we basically never have shrimp in this household.

I had to ask him how to remove the shell because I am 100% clueless as to what to do with them. I did have to ask him how long they take to cook. He offered to cook them himself, but to me that defeated the purpose of this "surprise". Part of it was my stubborn self wanting to do cook everything that we were having for dinner with no help. I will not be winning any awards for my shrimp shell removal skills (I'm not the fastest but I didn't destroy them) but I will say that for a non-shrimp eating person, I cooked some damn good shrimps.

Now how on earth would I know if I cooked some damn good shrimps??? Because I ate one...... That's right  you read that correctly.... I ate a shrimp. Oh and that's "a" as in one (I'm not that crazy that I would go off the deep end and eat more than one). While that shrimp wasn't the worst thing I've ever had, it wasn't my most favorite. I would almost go as far to say that it was the BEST shrimp I've ever had.

Where does this leave us on the no shrimp in my household factor? I may allow them in the house more often and might even let them "cross-contaminate" with my chicken in the same pan/meal.  Miracles do happen people. Sometimes they are small ones and sometimes they are big... I'd count this as a small one since I am somewhat over my hatred for shrimp but I still don't love them...

Oh! I almost forgot! The rest of the meal was fantastic :) I seasoned up the tomato sauce part more than the original recipe but the Alfredo was heavenly all on it's own (I may or may not have been licking the whisk).

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Borderline Obsession

This may or may not be a good thing?  I think I have developed a borderline obsession with these beef empanadas I made. They make me question my judgement in cutting the recipe in half so that I wouldn't have an unmanageable amount of leftovers. I'm currently living in a state of regret. I kind of felt bad for the leftover won ton soup that had to live up to the expectations of my taste buds after that last bite of empanada. They make me wish I had an empanada dispenser on the fridge. Think of an ice dispenser but instead it dispenses ready to bake empanadas. Yeah I know, horribly obsessed.

While these weren't the prettiest looking empanadas to grace this earth, they were some of the tastiest. I would like to thank Pinterest again for delivering this tasty recipe into my life. For the delicious recipe, I shall send you to Handle the Heat and then leave you with a picture of one of my not so great looking, but overly delicious empanadas.
Mmmmmm empanada and diet coke <3