Hi guys! Are you still working or schooling away or are you off for break? Today was my first day off and I am SUPER excited. I apologize if I get a little more MIA as the week goes on.
In terms of cooking & baking, there still has been a lot of both going on in our household. First up, I made a great and EASY semi-homemade pasta dish for dinner on Monday. I cooked up whole wheat pasta and, in the last minutes of cooking, I added in a bundle of pea pods. The pasta & peas were drained and then returned to the pot. I added a few tablespoons of store bought pesto:
and shredded parmesan and called it dinner! For Josh’s version, I also added roasted shrimp a la Ina Garten. I tossed deveined & tailless shrimp with olive oil & salt and pepper. I placed it in a 400 degree oven for approximately 5-6 minutes until cooked through, the result:
Since we’ll be spending time with Josh’s family,I wanted to bring a container of sweet treats. I USUALLY make my big oatmeal chocolate chip cookies , but decided to mix it up. This time, I made Diana’s chocolate chip cookie dough balls . I spent a few minutes chatting with Diana about her recipe via gchat yesterday to make sure I got it jusssst right. Thank you Diana :). I made one batch with big chocolate chips and the other with toffee chips. The outcome:
I don’t think anyone will be complaining about the change up ;).