I am so glad you are here. I love the extra hours of daylight. In fact, late this afternoon the extra few hours got hostas planted, the bathroom cleaned, and a pretty fine dinner cooked. It felt nice to get some stuff done around the homestead. Hopefully, my car is parked for a bit and I can get back into my beloved routine.
Travels took me to Jackson this weekend, it was my cousin's wedding and a wonderful chance to spend some time with family. The above photo montage is a snapshot of the weekend. Please notice the floral outfit that Baby A is rockin', handmade by yours truly. I am glad to have the little bug to practice making things for. Practice being the key word - the apron top does not appear to be a 12 -18 month as the pattern promised, but more like a 3 month. Thankfully, her head is small and we were able to stuff her into it for some pictures. The bloomers were much more successful despite the fact that I accidentally sewed the ruffles to the actual bloomers. There's always next time. Funny thing about seven month olds - they are not to keen on posing for the pictures in a way that successfully shows off an outfit. Now, a fresh, new recipe.
Roasted Shrimp with Peppers and Lemon
adapted from Real Simple
1 cup of brown rice
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
1 lemon, sliced thin
6 sprigs of fresh thyme
4 green onions
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
2 tbl olive oil
salt and pepper
1 lb frozen shrimp, peeled and devained
1/2 tsp paprika
Preheat oven to 450. Cook brown rice. In a medium bowl, toss bell pepper, lemon, thyme, green onions, ground red pepper, 1 tbl of the olive oil, and 1/4 each of salt and pepper. Spread onto rimmed baking sheet. In the same bowl, toss shrimp, paprika, 1 tbl of olive oil, 1/2 tsp of salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper. Nestle the shrimp over the pepper mixture. Roast in the oven for 10 - 12 minutes. Serve over brown rice.
Serving size 1/4 of shrimp mixture and 1/4 cup of rice
WW Points 8
Just a few notes - this for sure had some spice in it. If you are not a fan of the heat, I would ease back on the ground red pepper. Also - buy a keurig and watch Up In the Air. Love them both. Don't love how I can't get this thing to left align.