Spinach and Shrimp Pasta

Supplies: 2 slices hard salami, oil to coat frying pan, 1 bag fresh spinach, 2 cups shrimp de-tailed, 1/2 box large shell pasta, gorgonzola cheese, optional lemon juice & minced garlic.

Dave and I saw a shell pasta salad with spinach in a local market and instead of buying some decided we could make a much better version ourselves.

salami fry! While waiting for the water to boil for the pasta, heat up oil in a large frying pan. Once hot add sliced or diced salami and a bit of garlic. This gets the flavor of the salami into the oil.

If the shrimp is frozen you should defrost it during this time by running it under warm water. Then take the tails off.

Cook the pasta and don’t burn the salami.

Adding lemon juiceAdd the bag of spinach, shrimp and juice of half a lemon to the frying pan and cover when the pasta is about 4 minutes from being cooked.

Drain the pasta and add a small handful of gorgonzola cheese. Toss with the wilted spinach, shrimp and salami.

yum!The shrimp seem to be hiding in this pic but I swear they’re in there.

If you wanna make a veg version of this I think it’d be good with halved cherry or grape tomatoes!

chicken corn and rice

food-006.jpg This is the sauce i cooked the chicken in. First I defrosted the chicken, cut it into strips and cooked it in a pot with this sauce. After the chicken got less raw i threw in some frozen corn. I added about a cup of water to the pot. food-005.jpg

I made half of cup of rice in the micro then threw it all together in the pot until the excess water steamed out.

food-007.jpg this is it cooking.. looks soupy for awhile but the water helped spread around the sauce so I didn’t have to use as much. I had some hot peppers from dad’s garden still so i chopped up some of those and threw ‘em in too for a little extra kick.

food-008.jpg mmmmm so tasty. I added salt and pepper and ate it all. it was a really good meal and didn’t take more than 20 minutes to make.
This is andrea and her boyfriend, Dave. food-009.jpg

Andrea made some spanish rice. food-010.jpg

pork chops

can of chicken and rice soup condensed, extra rice and water, pork chops.

brown the chops first, add flour and garlic and i added some par cheese then add the rice and soup.. simmer for an hour

chopschops in the panmags eatin chops hehemuh plate