Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Potato Bites & Shrimp Scampi

Between snow days, weekends, and broken water pipes at work...I've had a lot of extra time of my hands lately. With that time I decided to dive into a few of Recipes I've pinned on My Pinterest Page!! I want to get away from just pinning recipes and actually trying them! The thing is some times I get so caught up in getting a task done, like cooking and doing my hair, that I forget to take pictures!! So, bear with me in that area.

The first recipe I tried was a few weeks ago. I have no pictures for the first recipe so I'll speak very shortly on it. The side dish I made was Cheesy Bacon Potato Bites. Two things I'll say about this recipe is that for one, it was very tasty but like most things I try to cook for the first time, I could have seasoned the potatoes a little more. Secondly, the recipe called for 3 whole potatoes and I used 7 (because I love potatoes so much I didn't think 3 would be enough). I should have stuck to the recipe!! There were so many leftover potatoes that we couldn't eat them all...LOL. Overall it was a very good recipe and I would recommend it.

The next recipe I tried was shrimp scampi which was inspired by this Pinterest recipe. Here are the steps I took to make this scrumptious entree:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a pan with aluminum foil and melt a stick of butter on the pan in the oven
  3. Slice one lemon (if you'd like a little citrus taste) and place the slices on in the melted butter on the pan
  4. Peel the shrimp (which had already been deveined) and rinse
  5. The recipe called for Italian seasoning, but I didn't particularly like Italian seasoning. Instead I used McCormick's Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi Mix and coated the shrimp in this mix before laying them on the pan amongst the butter and lemon slices
  6. Put the shrimp in the oven and bake at 350 for 15 minutes
I guess I was so hungry I forgot to take an after picture but this recipe turned out well! I ate the shrimp over a bed of rice. With the shrimp I tried another recipe that I'll write a post about later, so stay tuned!!

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  1. I love shrimp scampi! I'll definitely have to try this recipe! I'm going to get better about actually trying the recipe's I pin too, lol!

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