What You Need:
- Raw shrimp (See note) – How to shell and devein a shrimp – Follow the link.
- Mixed greens
- 1 cup of your favorite raw veggies
- goat cheese, feta cheese, or blue cheese
- Raspberry Vinaigrette (I like the Raspberry Merlot from Bolthouse Farms.)
Simple Shrimp Veggie Salad
Stars of the Recipe:
- 1 oz. raw shrimp (see note)
- 1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 1 lemon
- 1 c. mixed greens
- 1 c. cut veggies (I used bell peppers and cucumbers.)
- 1/4 c. Goat, Feta, or Blue Cheese (I used blue cheese.)
- 2 Tbsp. raspberry vinaigrette
- Heat the skillet to medium heat.
- Add the butter, deveined, and shelled shrimp.
- Cook for 3 minutes. Flip.
- Squeeze the lemon over the shrimp and then cook for an additional 3 minutes.
- In the meantime, in a bowl place the mixed greens and cut veggies.
- After the shrimp are finished cooking, place on the greens and veggies.
- Top with cheese and vinaigrette.
You can also use already cooked shrimp if you don’t want to cook the shrimp.
I’ve got this recipe in an email a few years ago. I made them that Christmas. We loved them then so I decided to make them again this year.
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I’ve begun my Christmas Making and Baking 2016. When I found this recipe, I decided to make it since it looked so simple to put together.
While I was waiting to put the white drizzle on the pretzels the Wee One wandered into the kitchen. He decided he needed to taste the pretzels. The Wee One told me how much he loved the taste of the pretzels. He helped me put the drizzle on top of the pretzels. When I was packing up the pretzels, we put the pretzels into two containers. One was for later and the other was for he and his brother to snack on.
Later on in the day, we made another two batches of cinnamon sugar pretzels for a cookie/ treat exchange Hubby was going to attend. The Wee One helped me with making those two batches. He told me that he wanted to know how to make cinnamon sugar pretzels. The Wee One enjoyed making the cinnamon sugar pretzels.
The cinnamon sugar pretzels are easy to put together. When we did the white chocolate DRIZZLE, we used a baby spoon to do the drizzle.
I also used a large 8 cup measuring cup to make the pretzels. It was the perfect size
Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
Stars of the recipe:
- 1 (16 – 18 oz) bag of pretzels
- 2/3 c. oil (I used canola.)
- 1/3 c. sugar
- 1 & 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 c. cinnamon sugar for sprinkling
- 1 c. white chocolate chips
- Prepare two cookie sheets by covering them with parchment or wax paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, and cinnamon.
- Add the pretzels.
- Stir until all the pretzels are coated.
- Microwave for 1 minute. Stir.
- Microwave for 2 more minutes. Stir.
- Divide them between the two cookie sheets. Make sure the pretzels are in a single layer.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
- While the pretzels are cooling, melt the white chocolate in the microwave. (70% power, 1 minute, stir, if not melted – continue at 70% power 30 second intervals until melted.)
- Drizzle the white chocolate over the pretzels.
- Allow to harden.
- Store in an airtight container.
Every month, I’m assigned another blog to check out. After checking out their blog, I’m to find a recipe to make, photograph, and then post the recipe with the photograph of the recipe. August has five Mondays so we are posting a family friendly meal for the fifth Monday.
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These carrots are made using the same process as my brown sugar carrots. However, I changed the recipe just a little bit because we were eating an Asian main dish. Continue reading “Honey Ginger Carrots”
I started back to work last Wednesday. Since I know life can get crazy when I’m at work, I decided I needed to make some freezer meals. I cooked up some hamburger in the slow cooker. Some of the cooked up hamburger became taco meat for the freezer. The Wee One loves tacos so he’s going to be super excited to have tacos in the freezer. Continue reading “Asian Cole Slaw”
Quick and Easy
Apple bites are quick to put together. All you need to do is slice up the apple, spread the apple slices with a nut butter, and then top the apple slices. Yum! Such a healthy snack depending on what you put on top of the apple slices.
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Also known as Rice Krispie’s treats. You can use either Rice Krispie’s or you can you use an off brand crispied rice cereal.
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This post was originally posted in February 2011. There was no photograph of the dish so I remedied that when we ate the meal last night.
The Wee One decided to help me make the dish. I’m so happy that he is willing to help with the cooking of dinner. I helped him with getting the popcorn chicken out of the oven and the temperature and time on the oven. He helped with the majority of the rest of the dinner. The Wee One was so proud of himself once the dinner was finished cooking. He wanted everyone to try his rice.
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