Monday, February 1, 2016

Just Posting to Say "hi"

About 2 weeks ago I decided to high five the ice and dislocated my thumb. I am still cooking/baking but taking things a lot slower.  Please forgive me for the lack of posts....hopefully I will be back soon.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Today We Celebrate

Today is one SSP Feast Days.  Some dear friends gifted us with dinner tonight...lasagna.  One of SSP favorites. When the meal was offered I did not realize what day it was.  Last night as i looked on the calendar I realized that it was SSP feast day with one of his favorite meals.  What a Godsend this meal was!  I was actually thinking of making a similar it was a perfect substitute.

Meatball Penne Dish
inspired by:

15-24 pre-made meatballls (cooked)
1 (12oz) box penne pasta,cooked until al dente
1 (29oz) favorite pasta sauce mixed with a little water
1 (12oz) full fat cottage cheese
2-3 cups shredded mozzarella

Preheat oven to 375. Pour a little pasta sauce in the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan. Top with about half of the pasta.  Then cottage cheese.  Next top with ALL the meatballs. Sprinkle with 1 third of the cheese. Pour on half of remaining sauce. Top with remaining pasta then sauce. Cover and bake 45minutes. Remove cover and top with remaining cheese. Bale UNcovered until golden about 15 minutes longer.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Simple Delicious Buttery Goodness

Last week we had some friends over for dinner.  As it was a Friday and we go meatless on Fridays, I thought I would try my hand at making shrimp tacos.  Delicious! The shrimp were so buttery and delicious...I think (rather, I know) I could have eaten a lot more than just two tacos.  Simple and delicious.

Perfect Fiesta Shrimp
adapted from:

1.5lbs raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
3T Cholula Hot sauce
1/3 cup olive oil
1T sugar
1 t salt
8 garlic cloves, roughly minced (big chunks are good)

1/2 cup onion, diced
1 can tomatoes with chilies
1 T lemon juice
1 T chili powder
1 T  cumin

Place hot suace, olive oil, sugar, salt and garlic in a large zip bag.  Add shrimp. Squish around so all the shrimp is coated. Place in the fridge to marry a bit.
Meanwhile wihile shrimp is marinating, saute onion with some oilve oil in skillet.  Pour in the tomatoes, lemon juice, cumin and chili powder.  Stir around so everything is well incorporated. Cook on med-low until the liquid is evaporated.
Serve with flour tortillas, crunchy corn shells and shredded cabbage (and grated cheese if you like). I made Spanish rice as a side dish too. Use avocado if you like too

Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy (68th) Anniversary

Thank you Grandma and Grandpa (My Mom's parents) for being an inspiration to us all. If you were still here on earth you would be celebrating 68 years today...though I am sure you are making toasts with each other in Heaven.  I love you.  Thank you for being in my life. Today we will celebrate your marriage (and all those kids, grandkids and great grandkids)! We love you.

Saints Grandpa and Grandma, pray for us!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy Feast Day!

Happy Feast Day of the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God! May God richly bless you and your families abundantly all the year through!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

God bless you and your family during this Christmas Season and always.