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Spaghetti with Shrimp

I copied this recipe from a blogger friend -http://theblessedhearth.blogspot.com/2013/07/beach-thyme.html.  That’s for sharing, Faye.
Put your pasta water on with lots of salt until it tastes like the sea or so the chefs all tell you.. grin..
I just buy one of those cheaper shrimp rings that are already cooked..
Anyway..
In a frying pan I put in a few Tablespoons of olive or canola oil, a bit of hot pepper flakes, a bay leaf and some
chopped up green or red or even white onion, a chopped up fresh tomato or two, a clove or two of garlic, kosher or sea salt and freshly ground pepper..
There was no pepper on ours that night as I mislaid my pepper grinder.. daaaaa..
Anyway, let that cook very slowly while the pasta is cooking and take the tails off of the shrimp..
Halfway through I add some chicken stock.. Probably 1/2 cup..
Drain your pasta and at the last minute add your shrimp with a bit of squeezed lemon.. The heat from the pasta will heat them up and they are lovely and fresh..
Lots of chopped basil and Terry loves fresh grated parmesan cheese

Oven Roasted Asparagus

  • 1 bunch thin asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced(optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice(optional)
This recipe came from allrecipes.com

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Place the asparagus into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper. Arrange the asparagus onto a baking sheet in a single layer.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness. Sprinkle with lemon juice just before serving.

Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti Sauce

Scald and peel half a bushel of tomatoes (we used our food strainer instead), 6 cups chopped onions, 4 chopped green peppers, 1 clove of garlic. Cook for 1 and a half hours, stirring frequently. Add 1 pt olive oil, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup salt, 1 tbsp oregano, 1 tbsp crushed basil leaves, 1 tbsp italian seasoning, 1 tbsp parsley, 5-12 oz cans tomato paste, 4 jalopeno peppers. Cook another 45 min stirring frequently. Put in jars. Heat lids and seals to boiling. Put lids and seals on jars. Process 15 min. in water bath canner.

Kielbasa with Cabbage and Noodles

I found this recipe at Johnsonville Sausage.  I altered it a little to fit our taste.

5 cups cabbage,-chopped, 1 onion-diced, 1/4 cup butter, 1 package kielbasa chopped, small amount of jalapena pepper-chopped, 1 clove garlic-minced, 1 cup sliced mushrooms,  4 cups egg noodles cooked according to package directions.    In a large skillet saute cabbage, onion, pepper and garlic.   Add the kielbasa, noodles, salt and pepper.  Cook until heated through.

Gingerbread Coffee Creamer

Today I tried a new recipe.  Gingerbread coffee creamer.    I got the recipe from food.com I added 1 cup powdered milk to the recipe, as I like mine extra creamy. 

  • 2 cups non-dairy powdered coffee creamer or 2 cups powdered nonfat dry creamer or 2 cups powdered coffee creamer
  • 1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar blend or 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon clove

Directions:

    1. Blend well in a blender.
 
    You will see specks of the spice in the mixture.  I have already tried this recipe and I thought it turned out great.  I think I really like making all these flavored coffee creamer.
    I will leave you all with another fall picture.

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And a sunrise picture Grace took this morning.    Enjoy your day and God bless.
 
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Spaghetti Sauce

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Today, we worked on making spaghetti sauce.  I got this recipe from Sally, our pastor’s wife.  We really like it. 

Spaghetti Sauce

Scald and peel half a bushel of tomatoes (we used our food strainer instead), 6 cups chopped onions, 4 chopped green peppers, 1 clove of garlic. Cook for 1 and a half hours, stirring frequently. Add 1 pt olive oil, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup salt, 1 tbsp oregano, 1 tbsp crushed basil leaves, 1 tbsp italian seasoning, 1 tbsp parsley, 5-12 oz cans tomato paste, 4 jalopeno peppers. Cook another 45 min stirring frequently. Put in jars. Heat lids and seals to boiling. Put lids and seals on jars. Cover jars with towel and let sit overnight.

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The sauce simmering in the pot.   Can anyone guess what we are having for supper? 

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Spaghetti Sauce

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Our spaghetti sauce turned out really good.  We got 12 qts from a half  bushel of tomatoes.  Today we will do the other half bushel.  The recipe we used:

Scald and peel half a bushel of tomatoes (we used our food strainer instead), 6 cups chopped onions, 4 chopped green peppers, 1 clove of garlic.  Cook for 1 and a half hours, stirring frequently.  Add 1 pt crisco oil, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup salt, 1 tbsp oregano, 1 tbsp crushed basil leaves, 1 tbsp italian seasoning, 1 tbsp parsley, 5-12 oz cans tomato paste, 4 jalopeno peppers.  Cook another 45 min stirring frequently.  Put in jars.  Heat lids and seals to boiling.  Put lids and seals on jars.  Cover jars with towel and let sit overnight.  

This recipe does not call for processing as the liquid is so hot when you put it into the jars.  However, if you are uncomfortable with this method you can process in a hot water bath canner or freeze the sauce.  

We better get busy.  Lots to do today.  We need to get busy on the other spaghetti sauce and on cleaning house.  The ladies will come tomorrow for bible study.  Take care and God bless.