Monday, November 21, 2011

Penne for your Thoughts

Sunday is suppose to be a day of rest...well, we I decided that "we" should clean out our storage room.  I got Mr. John fired up - we took everything out of our room and decided what should stay, be donated or recycled.  This pretty much took all day so when it came time for cooking dinner, I had no energy (aka didn't want to get out of my sweats and put make-up on) to get groceries....

I did some scouring and on hand I had frozen shrimp, a shallot, diced tomatoes, heavy cream and of course pasta (I must have about 15 different kinds currently on hand!)  I googled heavy cream and shrimp and found I recipe I could work with to create something for my helper to eat.

I cooked  8 oz. of penne pasta.  Next sauteed the defrosted shrimp (seasoned with S&P)  in 1 T of olive oil and 1 T of butter and set aside.  In another skillet I sauteed 2 T shallot and 1/2 clove garlic (both minced) for about 4 minutes, added 1/2 dry white wine and let cook down about 5 minutes.  Meanwhile I had taken the diced tomatoes and chopped fine in blender.  To the wine mixture I added 3/4 c of tomatoes and 3/4 c of heavy cream and let simmer for about 3 minutes stirring frequently.  The shrimp is chopped in bite size pieces and added to the sauce mixture until heated through.  I also wanted to add fresh basil but since I did not have any I used 2 frozen cubes and stirred into the sauce (these can be bought at Trader Joes).  Add sauce/shrimp to penne, toss and serve.  This turned out quite tasty and Mr. John gave it 3.5 stars.

It's Monday night and I still haven't gone grocery shopping!  Maybe tomorrow after work :-)

1 comment:

  1. I need the energy to attack our storage room!


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