Monday, May 9, 2011

Cooking With Amy: Mother's Day Edition

For Mother's Day I was in charge of dinner and dessert.  Dad was in charge of shoveling dirt, planting herbs, and getting dirty.  I think I got the better end of the deal!

I found a recipe for shrimp and pasta that you cook in the oven on The Pioneer Woman blog.  Her pictures made it look so delicious and it seemed simple enough.  When it came down to cooking it, my dad started throwing all kinds of stuff into the pan and the official recipe went out the window.

There was no measuring involved and we just added whatever we could find in the fridge.  The sauce had diced tomatoes, LOTS of garlic, olive oil, zucchini, white wine, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.  We tossed the shrimp into the sauce just at the last minute.

Then you were supposed to add the pasta and wrap the entire liquidy contents of the pan into a neat foil package.  Dad knew that disaster was imminent so he made me use a baking dish with high sides.  I wrapped it all up and baked it for 20ish minutes.

The pasta and shrimp finished cooking in the oven.  It looked beautiful but unfortunately was a bit dry since there wasn't really a sauce.  Sadly the meal didn't turn out as fabulous as my homemade ravioli.

But I redeemed myself with dessert.  I chose a simple dish that only required a 40 minute wait in line.

Raspberry chocolate chip and coffee Oreo.



  1. I commented, but I think it got deleted.

    Coffee oreo ice cream sounds like heaven in a cup/bowl/whathaveyou! Come bring me some? I will, in return, help you with your task of "walk across the Brooklyn Bridge" (and maybe stay awake for 24 hours)... pretty pretty please? =)

  2. might melt between here and there!


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