Thursday, September 14, 2006

Quick post.........

.....'cause the in-laws are coming tomorrow and I still have to do my grocery shopping, clean, get my car inspected, make muffins, make ice cream (not really ice cream weather, but MIL loves this ice cream), prepare the lasagna for tomorrow night's dinner, make Saturday's dinner tomorrow......well, you get the idea.

The in-laws are coming in tomorrow afternoon to watch my DS play in the school band. Tomorrow night is the start of a big balloon festival at the local aiport and DS's school band will be performing the Star Spangled Banner and a couple of other tunes. The performance only lasts a few minutes, but we hope to be able to watch the balloons lift off right after that. Since we'll be out and about, I want to make the lasagna today so we can just pop it in the oven when we get home.

I need to make the lasagna today because I need to make Saturday's meal tomorrow! How's that for confusing? Saturday, DH's company is sponsoring a trip to a local amusement park. The in-laws will be coming with us and we'll be gone most of the day, so I'll be preparing the Very Creamy Vegetable Chowder tomorrow it have on hand for Saturday night. We could take the easy route and eat out, but I want to treat them to good home cooking!

I'll likely be too busy to find time to post while they are visiting, but hopefully I'll be back to post recipes for the peanut butter ice cream - it's a low-fat recipe that is impossibly rich and creamy - and the spinach lasagna. Perhaps I'll find a few moments before they arrive tomorrow..........

In the meantime, here's a recipe that we tried the other night for grilled shrimp. It was easy and very flavorful. Just a caution - the lime juice in the marinade will "cook" the shrimp, so you may want to cut the marinating time to 30 minutes. We marinated for the full hour and I could tell the shrimp had cooked quite a bit, so we just quickly flashed them on the grill which seemed to work pretty well. The only changes I made to the recipe were to skip the tequila because we didn't have any. I had several ideas for veggie side dishes, but decided to simply grill the veggies (in this case, red bell pepper and asparagus) and then toss them, along with the shrimp, in the boiled reserved marinade and serve over brown basmati rice.

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  1. Thanks for the soup reminder! I have been meaning to try it, and tonight might just be the night.

  2. Hi Erika. I love this soup - especially since I can get the boys to eat all kinds of veggies in it! :)

  3. hi alysha, nice to be back reading your blog again :)
    fall season is certainly here too in oregon, makes me want to bake/make something warm and comforting!

  4. Eliza - It's nice to be blogging again. :)

    I will be going over to check out your blog too - I've never heard of Blogsome - always love looking at new blogs and new blog sites too.

  5. thanks for visiting me, unfortunately spamminator killed your comment. i think it has to do with excessive link/broken url. so sorry...but do visit again :)

    i also tag you to do the top 5 things to eat before you die, check out my post:
    and keep it rolling!