I'm getting back to cooking again. Life was a bit more settled over our long Labor Day weekend, so I had some fun in the kitchen. On Friday, we spent the day at our favorite zoo and then had a great family evening "in" by watching a movie and having this special treat! Milkshakes! Ellie was loving these. She even complimented the fine dish by saying..."MOM! This a Frosty!" (Of course, in Elliespeak that's pronounced "frosting.")
We also enjoyed a garlic shrimp pasta that turned out fairly tasty. I think I would add more garlic next time, but live and learn. It was a fairly simple recipe and I'm pretty sure I played the galloping gourment in the way of adding ingredients. We had spaghetti a few nights before so I cooked extra pasta, added olive oil, some parsely and a grated cheese mix and put it in the fridge. So when I was ready to make the garlic shrimp, I just cooked the shrimp in some butter (ok, a lot of butter) and minced garlic, added the pasta, cooked some broccoli and threw that in. Yep, I am one detailed cook.
It was fun to be back in the kitchen after too many unplanned and hectic meals. I'm working on my meal planning, especially since school has started. Hopefully I'll have lots to post again soon!