I am really enjoying my summer. It started with a beautiful wedding in Louisville, Kentucky and last week a couple of days at the lake with my good friends. When I came home from the lake GI Joe said, ” Well what did ya’ll do?” And I said, “Talked and ate a lot of good food.” Men just don’t get it when women get together that we love to talk. My husband will get together with some of his buddies and when he comes home I will ask about one of their wives. And it is always the same. “We don’t talk about stuff like that!” They just don’t discuss personal or emotional things like women do. Why is that? Anyway I am loving my summer. Getting a little “me” time before I have to start giving a lot of it to my students again.
And talking about summer I don’t know about the rest of the country, but we are melting into a puddle here in Villa Rica, Georgia. Hot and humid is the daily forecast. Unless you want to pay the price of turning down the AC, cooking something quick is the answer to keeping the kitchen cool. I spend a lot of my shopping time at Publix for myself and school. Whenever the staff comments about seeing me sometimes 2 and 3 times a week. I say yes, when I die I will probably be buried in a grocery cart. Shopping so often I have come to love Publix’s Apron’s Simple Meals every week. It is always 15 minute meal! I have found some great dishes there. I love to taste the dish and talking to their staff. They really know their stuff. If you have a Publix near you check it out because meals are nutritious , quick and the instructions are great for those that don’t have a lot of talent in the kitchen. The downside to this could be the promotion of an expensive product. Just plan to use the product later in other meals or use something that you may have in your pantry already. By the way I am not getting a cut from Publix. I just like to shop there.
Okay, about this recipe. I am not too crazy about the prepared scampi sauce. I used it because I was in a big hurry, but a scampi sauce can easily made with a little butter and seasonings. It calls for 1/2 cup of the sauce so plan to use the rest at a later time or else a lot will get tossed and therefore money in the trash.
Here you go a quick, easy dinner for a hot summer night!
Creole Shrimp Saute from here
- 1 tablespoon Italian parsley (chopped)
- 4 slices of bacon cut into small pieces
- 8 ounces of angel hair pasta
- 12 ounces peeled/deveined shrimp (thawed)
- 2 Tablespoons blackening seasoning
- 1 cup of diced tomatoes ( fresh) if using canned just drain well
- 3/4 cup white wine
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
- 1/2 cup scampi sauce (Publix brand)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Place bacon in large saute pan on medium-high : cook and stir 507 minutes or until bacon is almost done. Cook pasta following package instructions.
- Sprinkle shrimp with blackening seasoning and add to bacon: cook 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, wine, garlic, and pepper flakes: cook 2-3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink and opaque.
- Stir in scampi sauce and lemon juice. top with parsley and serve over pasta.
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