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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

Snow

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We are experiencing typical March weather.  One minute snow the next minute sun.

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Very pretty to look at, however it is already almost all gone.  I did want to tell you all that yesterday I made chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles.  At first, I was very hesitant as I have never made noodles before.  These were very easy to make and everyone (to my surprise) loved them.  I will definitely be making them again.  I got the recipe from a new to me blog-penniesandpancakes.blogspot.  I have made several of her recipes this week and have been impressed with all of them.  Definitely keepers!

Well, I better get busy.  We are trying a new recipe out tonight.  It must be my week for new recipes.  Do any of you get the magazine Kraft Food & Family?  It comes out every 3 months. My spring copy came in the mail yesterday.   My darling daughter, Jess, gets herself and me a subscription.  Thanks Jess!  I really love the magazine.  It is full of easy, good recipes.  Tonights new recipe comes from this magazine.  It is called spaghetti with shrimp and broccoli.  I’ll let you all know how it turns out.

Update on how it turned out-DELICIOUS!  Another keeper.

Enjoy your day and God bless.

 

 

Having Fun

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Good morning, ladies!  We had a great visit yesterday with David, Jess, and the kids.   It was a nice warm day and as you can see, most of it was spent outside.  If you look on the ground you can see where Daniel’s boots are.  I guess they got in the way of swinging.  

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Sam and Katie.  Sam had so much fun sitting with Katie and taking pictures.  Every time the we would take a picture, he would just bust out laughing.  So of course, we took MANY pictures.  I thought this one was the best. 

David helped Hubby fix the brakes on the car yesterday.  It was a full day’s job but we think they are finally fixed.  Thank’s again Dave for helping.  Jess and I worked inside on making her some applebutter.  She ended up with 5 qts.  We had spaghetti with homemade sauce, rolls and cinnamon rolls for dessert.  Daniel told me spaghetti was his favorite.  I made a new recipe for cinnamon rolls and I really liked this recipe.  Much better than the one I had been using.  I got the recipe here.  http://homejoys.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweet-dough.html  I also posted the recipe under sweet dough in my recipe file.  I did divide the recipe in half and got 18 cinnamon rolls.    I will  definitely be making them again.  We are planning on starting a  remodel at Jessica’s on Monday.  Her kitchen is getting a facelift.  I hope to remember to take the camera and I’ll show pictures of the process. 

I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

Chair

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Here’s the chair Hubby has been working on. 

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I’m not too sure about the color though.  It was paint left over from Jessica’s bed so we thought we would use it on this prototype.  What color do you ladies think I should paint them.  I wanted to paint them red but I know it would look terrible in my dining room.   We have a large brick chimney in the room and our floors are mahogany. 

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Here’s a picture of the brick chimney.

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The floor.

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The table I want to use the chairs with (until I talk him into building a new one).  Please let me know your ideas as I am not very good at decorating but I really would like to brighten it up some.

 

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  Here is a picture of the color I think I would like.  I have always liked the idea of red chairs.  I’m not sure where this picture came from, maybe Lowes.com.   Well, while I’m at all this table and chair stuff, I might as well show you all the table I think I would like.  Notice all the ‘I think’. 

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I got this picture from www.soulemama.com  I think it would look good in my dining room, don’t you all.  Well, it’s almost time to get ready for church.  Tonight’s menu is baked spaghetti, slaw, green beans, homemade rolls and dessert.  Dessert is unknown as Mrs. Sally said “I’ll bring some kind of dessert”.  I love surprises!  Enjoy your evening and God bless.