Friday, September 2, 2011

The Missing Week

Somehow the week got away from me!  Sorry about that...

There has been some cooking going on here, most of it has been recipes tried before but they were adjusted a tad to use what we had leftover in the house.  Saturday night we grilled.  A few weeks ago I bought some Argentinian pink shrimp and it has been sitting in the freezer, I also had a yellow squash that had to be used before it became a science experiment.  We took the squash, some mushrooms (on sale at Harris Teeter for 97 cents) a third of a green pepper, quarter of an onion sectioned and grape tomatoes that we cut in half (also on sale for 97 cents) carefully skewered them drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with some salt and freshly ground pepper and a splash of lemon juice.  This actually made 4 12"bamboo skewers full of veggies.  They got grilled for about 15 to 20 minutes turned a few times.  After they were done cooking Michael put the shrimp in the grill basket and cooked them for maybe 8 to 10 minutes.  When they were done, he put them in the marinade left over from the veggies.  There really is a difference between farmed and fresh shrimp.  These almost tasted like lobster...they were spectacular!  I was kicking myself for not having bought more than one pound.

We had some leftovers...what to do with them????  Well, Tuesday we had calzones!  This time based on my daughters advice, I did put some sauce inside the calzone to stop the dryness and it worked!  I also chopped up all the leftover veggies and shrimp and added them to the cheese mixture.  It was definetly a win in more ways than one.  We had a yummy meal, it didn't cost much and we used up the leftovers.  We had 4 large calzones which fed us for 2 meals!

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