Except the one rouge gold ball which shattered on the floor. Dude, you cannot escape the Christmas closet! And, peeps, that thing is packed FULL. I can pack some shizz. It's a gift. I have a degree from Phi Cramma Jamma. It's like one of those clown cars where they just keep rolling out...you just keep pulling stuff out. Seriously. Even I am amazed at how much shizz I pack up in there.
Sunday night, my sweet hubs took me out to dinner...we had a BOGO coupon for the local Ruby Tuesday's. Hey, you do what you gots to do when you are living on the cheap. Then, yesterday, we gots up and had to clean the whole house because it was lousy with glitter, fake "needles", a few glass fragments and general dust. But everything is so clean and fresh and lovely now!
Last night, I made a new dish for dinner....see, only a few days into 2010 and already I've made two new concoctions. This meal is a Publix Apron dinner...Monterey Shrimp. My sis turned me onto this recipe. She was practically orgasmic when telling me about it. And I will admit, it has it all...butter, blue cheese, wine. The only thing it doesn't have is bacon, but I believe the secret ingredient makes up for the bacon absence. Plus, it was easy to cook:
First, place your shrimp in a bag with the flour and--I skipped a few steps here and just added garlic salt to the flour mix--toss around, then cook the shrimp until pink.
After the shrimp are done, add sour cream, wine (actually, I did not have white wine so I added chicken broth; shoot me--I drink reds), blue cheese and pesto to make the sauce. Stir all this up and let it cook....the flour from the shrimp will thicken the sauce a little.
Next, the surprise ingredient....peel and dice an avocado. Yes, there is a wedge missing...I had to taste test it, ok??
Gently stir in the avocado and let heat through. When done, serve over your pasta of choice...I used whole wheat spaghetti because that is what I had.
Other than that, not a lot going on. It has been freezing--literally--cold here and I can hardly keep warm. Even the hubs is cold and he never gets cold. We still have not received our December electric bill which worries me that they are having difficulty delivering it since it is so massive. Oy. Anyhoodle, I am off to search for some work and do some work. Be back soon! XO, B.