Friday, January 21, 2011

Ainsley & Ava make Shrimp Alfredo & garlic bread

Front left: pot of spagetti  Right (front) Alfredo (back) shrimp

Ainsley & Ava added shredded cheese over the
french bread spread with garlic butter
Alfredo Sauce
1 1/4cup of chicken broth whisked with 4 tsp of flour on medium heat, stir in 1/3cup of cream cheese til melted and then add 2tbsp of parmesan cheese....constantly stirring.  Season with pepper and /or  garlic powder.  Serve over pasta.
Tastes great on it's own or with:
shrimp, scallops, lobster, chicken, broccoli, mushrooms

It's a very quick and easy supper, ready in 15 mins.
My family LOVES it!

Super Yummy Salmon

Start with 2 salmon fillets..about the same size ...butter both of these with Herb & Garlic cream cheese

Fry up some (boil & drained) spinach with mushrooms

pour this fried mix over one cream cheese fillet

then put sandwich it with the other fillet (cheese side down)
then butter top side and season with a little salt & pepper
Bake at 360* for 45mins

Mmmmm it's so good

Roasted Garlic Potato Wedges

Ainsley loves taking pictures these days and helping in the kitchen so the other night she grabbed the camera and followed me step by step in making Roasted Garlic Potato Wedges.
First, she washed 6 or 8 russet potatoes for me to quarter

Then I grated 2 -3 cloves of fresh garlic over them

Then poured 1-2 tbs of veg oil over them

Then seasoned with a little salt,

and oregano

Then shook them all up

and made sure they were all covered well

Pour them into a foil lined baking dish and ake at 350* for
about an hour flippign them around 1/2 way

Ainsley's picture of her plate

Mom's plate

Another snow day :(

Today was yet another snow day in my area....don't get me wrong I love the idea of sleeping in (it's just an idea though...I have 2 early rising girls) but I don't care for snow :(  
Not another 20-40cm anyway (7"- 15")
BUT on the plus side
  •  my girls and I stayed in pj's all day
  • We had some company and  pizza & donairs for lunch before the weather got too bad
  • we played some Pictureka
  • we're having a "lazy supper" ....yup you guessed it Chicken fingers & fries again...since it was such a hit last week lol
  • Ainsley got to go sliding and make a new friend
  • Ava & I cuddled on the couch ...because we don't like the snow
  • I confess I slept in a little bit lol
On the down side (sort of lol)
  • Wayne didn't get to work
  • I didn't get to the bank
  • the floors didn't get mopped
  • I didn't make it to the baking supply store
  • I have to dig out my car before work then drive in less than desirable weather across town for a few hours to get my (probably super cranky because of the weather) client ready for bed

Snow days aren't so terrible I guess but they sure mix up my weekdays all day I have thought it was Saturday lol

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