Thursday, August 12, 2010

Laundry and Leftovers

It's Thursday evening and we are exhausted.  I have cooked every night this week but somehow managed to ignore the laundry for 3 days.  Tonight is full of laundry and definitely leftovers!

I love her witt and I love her recipes


I have made this meal a hand full of times and each time it tastes better and better.  We had the neighbors over last night and I cooked this along with salad and breadsticks.  Also in attendance was a certain rambuctious 4 yr old whose initials start with Dominic Mero.  Who could say no to having a loud, slightly un-peaceful dinner with the sound of a roaring toy Harley up and down the kitchen floor? And while you are trying to engage in adult convo?  This is our home and welcome to it.

1/2 cup Olive Oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 whole 14.5 ounce cans diced (or whole) tomatoes
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 lb of jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Fresh Parsley, minced
1 lb linguine, uncooked
Red Pepper flakes, to taste

Cook pasta for 1/2 the recommended cooking time. Pasta should still be very firm.

In a large skillet or pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for a minute. Dump in the tomatoes and wine. Stir the mixture together, season with salt and pepper, and allow to cook for ten minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare a large parcel of heavy duty aluminum foil on a large cookie sheet with a raised rim. It should be large enough to hold the entire pasta dish.

Throw the shrimp on the top of the pasta sauce. Throw the drained pasta over the top, then pour the whole dish onto the foil. Tightly wrap the foil into a parcel.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and keep warm until serving.

Open the foil parcel right before serving. Drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil and parsley over the top. Squeeze on lemon juice, if desired.


Remember the laundry I mentioned?  Somehow the camera is modifying the situation 'cause there are 3 huge piles sitting there.

But I have made the laundry room a little cozy, compliments of one old shelf, some black spray paint and the greatest friend a girl can have.  Hobby Lobby on their 50% sale days...I love love love HL

I guess I could have removed the soap and baskets out of the picture and put away the clean clothes hanging on the clothes rack but I am just keeping it real here. ha!

One last thing I wanted to post.  Every now and then we love to get Dominic some little treats or surprises.  He asked me to buy corn nuts a while back (we eat them on all of our road trips) and we also ran out of tatooes.  I bought both today and laid them on the table for him to discover.  After bath I applied 7 tatooes to his little body, per his request.  We do everything big here, after all it only came with 43 more - we should be good until Halloween......

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