Sunday, November 20, 2011

RR Wine

I was exploring the corner market of our new home, and I made a fantastic wine discovery: A bottle of wine that had the label "RR".... and it was purple! How could I not get this wine to try?

The wine was actually pretty good. The flavor was light, which I often prefer in reds. You never know what you're going to get when you choose wine strictly by the label, but I am thrilled that I went with my gut this time.

We paired it with a caramelized onion & turkey kielbasa pasta concoction.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tequila lime shrimp

I used to love to buy margaritaville's tequila lime shrimp, but it has been so expensive that it is worth trying to find a recipe I like myself. I found a recipe that I could modify to my purposes.

My Tequila Lime Shrimp Pasta Recipe

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 8 Tblsp tequila
  • 6 Tblsp Lime juice
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • Frozen, pealed shrimp
  • Cayanne pepper to taste
  • 1 box pasta
  • 1 cup frozen peas

  • Boil some lightly salted water (for the pasta.) Drop the pasta and cook according to the manufacturer's directions.
  • Saute the garlic in the butter for 1-2 min, then add the tequila and lime juice.
  • Once the sauce is simmering, add the frozen shrimp until they are cooked through (completely pink and curled up.) If the sauce isn't thick enough, then remove the shrimp and keep reducing the sauce.

  • Drain Pasta (don't rinse) and combine with frozen peas, stirring thoroughly.

  • Pour sauce and shrimp over the pasta and mix.

  • Enjoy your yummy pasta dish!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Whole Foods date nights are a lot of fun. Rather than going to a restaurant, we'll go to a nice market and pick up ingredients that are a little pricier than we may choose normally. We found a coconut lime marinade, decided to pair it with some talapia.

We marinated the fish in the fridge for one hour and then lightly sprinkled it with plain bread crumbs. . We baked it at 400 degrees for 13 minutes

The fish was light creamy and yummy. We still have plenty of the marinade for more dinners. We served the fish over some plain white rice and with a small salad. What a yummy date night!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pasta Medley - Yum!

I had a bit of a dilemma when it came time for dinner. I had a lot of different kinds of pasta, but none of them were enough to make a complete meal. I therefore decided to combine a bunch and make a pasta medley.

The sauce had some stir fried kilbasa sausage, peas and tomato sauce.

I got really excited about this meal, and decided to take advantage of some more leftovers I had laying around. I had some homemade pizza dough in my fridge, but there wasn't enough for a pizza big enough for both me and Keith. (I had considered making an individual pizza for lunch, but had never gotten around to it.) I shaped the dough into stitcks, brushed them with olive oil and then sprinkled them with garlic salt.

I baked these breadsticks at 350 until they were solid (around 10 min). This meal that was just thrown together ended up being quite amazing! I will definitely make these breadsticks again.