Friday, November 7, 2008

Shrimp & the Fam

It's been awhile since I made one of these super easy shrimp packets. I'd forgotten how yummy they are.

Tonight's dinner...

Shelly's Greek Shrimp Packets

7 Raw Shrimp, peeled & deveined and tails removed
4 Artichoke Hearts, chopped
8 Grape Tomatoes, halved
10 Kalamata Olives, pitted and chopped
2 cloves Garlic, sliced
1 teaspoon White Wine
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon Greek Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper

Peel and devein shrimp. Ingredients listed are for one packet multiply it for how many packets you are making. Place all ingredients in center of a piece of heavy duty foil (if you are using the $1 store stuff double it)

Fold the foil over and seal each packet. BBQ 15 minutes in covered grill.

Open packets carefully (steam burns are not fun) and mix with a fork lightly before serving.

Highlights of the day:

* Mum and I met my sis and my niece at North County Fair (local mall) they are in town for just a few days for a birthday party so we grabbed some lunch and coffee and hung out a bit.

I spent a little too much $. Damn Nordstrom's Half-yearly Sale. I bought a super cute puffy vest for the snow. I'm going snowboarding for the first time ever when the season begins. So I couldn't pass it up. How's that for justification ;) I also bought naughty panties. It was a WOW moment because not only did I go in Victoria's Secret for the first time I bought those panties in size XS. Crazy!?! But get this even though I was picking up the smallest size they carry I still felt like I was in the wrong store and was waiting for one of the employees to say, "Ummmm I'm sorry we don't have anything for you here." The emotional side of this journey takes waaaaaaaayyyyyy longer than the physical side. I'm still working on this head stuff and hmmm I'm also working on finding someone other than me to enjoy my purchases.

* Sleep. I actually got about 4 hours last night. That's darn good for me. I swear I'm part vampire.

* Watch for some yummy food porn this week I have been out of the kitchen for too long and I have a list of things to try.

Listening to: House of Pain "Jump Around"


beth said...

Congrats on your tiny panties. :)

Your mom is adorable. LOL. I know you're gonna tell her. So, hi momma!

Anonymous said...

YAY! I live for your food porn!!
I made sun dried tomato and artichoke chicken this week. Also, chicken carbonara. Super yummy, everyone at work wanted recipes when they saw my gourmet lunches.
Thanks again-

Cindy said...

Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your site! I read it almost daily....cyber-stalking?! HA! Thanks so much for helping others be are an inspiration!

Barb Del Piano said...

First things first.... I LOVE THE FAMILY PHOTO!I haven't seen a photo of your sis since her graduation photo! Your mum....what can I say, every time I see her she looks YOUNGER?? What is she doing over there the Dick Clark class on how to look like your 29 FOREVER?? You have a beautiful niece as well. Good lookin' familia! Now, onto the xs panties.... I HATE YOU.


brandyextravaganza said...

Cute family!

You know, I have the hardest time adjusting to shopping. I still tend to gravitate to the PS departments. I'll pick up an XL even though there is no way I could possibly pull it off. I still expect people to look at me with disdain for being in the wrong section. I can not make myself be brave enough to venture into Victoria's Secret, so kudos!

That recipe looks delish and I'm going to have to try it out next time we get out to the seafood market. Thanks!