Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Shrimp Scampi

...or as my sister called it, Shrimp Skanky. Below is my mothers favorite recipe for shrimp scampi. It's a little spicy, but still delicious.  

1 pound shrimp
4 tablespoons butter
2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons parsley
1 Teaspoon flour
Lemon Juice
Crushed Red Peppers
Linguine Pasta 

Shrimp: Saute garlic and parsley in butter and oil. Add shrimp, cook on med-high. Add crushed peppers. Next, add flour to mixture stirring frequently. During the last minute of cooking add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.

Pasta: Cook linguine Pasta according to package. Drain and toss with a teaspoon of lemon juice. 

Serve immediately.   

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Quick Fix Meal #1

On those long busy days like today, cooking dinner is normally not the first thing on my mind when I return home. In fact, the first thing I like to do is lay in my bed with curtains drawn, turn the television on to a funny show, have my small fan blasting on high and enjoy the precious moment.

Today I pulled out one of my favorite quick and easy recipes for dinner: Cheesy chicken, rice, and broccoli casserole.

Below are the ingredients and directions for this tasty dish. Enjoy!

1 cup of rice-(cooked)
1 cup of boneless skinless chicken (diced and cooked)
1 cup of broccoli (cooked and drained)
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1/2 can of 2% milk
1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese. (or amount desired)

Combine cream of chicken soup and milk in a medium mixing bowl. In a casserole dish combine rice, chicken, and broccoli. Add cream and milk mixture. Combine all and spread throughout dish. Top with desired amount of cheese, and bake on 350 for 20-25 minutes.

Dig in.