I stress ate my way through April and May, so not a lot of great cooking was going on.
This weekend was good for trying new things without a recipe.
Saturday night I defrosted some shrimp from Whole Foods I had gotten weeks ago and never used, and was determined to cook them. I’m a little scared of cooking seafood, and shrimp too- I need shrimp to be just right for me to enjoy them. Just right.
I tossed these little suckers in some Drew’s Italian Dressing and threw ’em on the Gridle that Matt was searing a nice peice of meat on. They cooked up quickly, and I “patting self on back” took them off in perfect time. I ate them up greedily with some steamed snap peas and fresh bread with olive tapenade. YUM. I will definitely be making shrimp again, and have a recipe I’d like to try out for them!
Tonight, we wanted something light and I needed to pick some basil (so the plants keep prospering!) and had bought a pack of mixed heirloom tomatoes from Trader Joe’s so a quick trip to the store yielded a ball of mozzerella and away we went! I chopped up the tomatoes, mozzerella and basil, tossed it all with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar added S&P and it was done. So easy, and so delightful. A delicious summer treat, that could only have been made better if they were homegrown tomatoes, someday!
So we’re off and running here again with my resolution- I’ve got a week in NH coming up and some cooking should get done!
Oh yeah, I made some cookies too- I’ve made this recipe before- second one on the page- so yummy and chocolatey!