It’s hard to believe I have been MIA for a month. I’ve been under the weather, and just not up to trying new recipes. I suppose I could have re-blogged a few “oldies but goodies” to fill the void, but it seems as though I’ve been doing that a lot lately. Kiddo has been appointed the task of preparing the evening meal, while I supervised as much as possible. It was all I could do this past month to drag my behind into the office each day. I’ve always been prone to blinding headaches, especially when it rains, but this has been down right paralyzing.
I am one of those people who believes in pushing through the pain and making the best of the situation. My guys have been great. Even Hubby had moved out of his comfort zone to lend a hand in the kitchen. Grill-Master is his thing, and that would have been fine had this year been another drought riddled winter. A year ago we were still cooking on the grill. Not this year. California has turned into one big swamp – lakes, rivers, creeks and streams all reaching their limits. The rain just keeps coming. Any low-laying area has turned into a pond. The cranes have enjoyed their newly formed wet lands, as have the ducks, river otters and even the beavers have had a field day with this much rain. However; the not-too-bright wild turkeys have been running about in the streets, looking up to see what the heck is hitting their heads, (rain drops, you silly birds!) with looks of complete confusion.
For Valentine’s Day, I wanted something “romantic” for supper. At the same time, it had to be something simple that my guys could whip up with very little supervision. Start with something from a box in the freezer section of your supermarket, add a few fresh ingredients and there you have it – Super Easy Scampi. Yum!
Super Easy Shrimp Scampi
2 boxes Gorton Shrimp Scampi
1/2 lb Angel Hair Pasta
3 tablespoons Butter
1 1/2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
1/2 teaspoon Roasted Garlic
1 Lemon, cut into wedges
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Maintain rolling boil in pot.
Prepare Scampi according to box directions.
Cook Angel Hair pasta al dente – about 4 minutes. Drain well.
Meanwhile, add butter, lemon juice and garlic to scampi sauce. Pour shrimp scampi over pasta. Toss to blend. Serve with lemon wedges on the side.
Shrimp Scampi with Smokey Pan Seared Asparagus makes for a simple, quick and oh so delicious supper.