Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I had mentioned a few posts ago that I wanted to try a recipe I'd found for shrimp packets. Basically, the recipe includes season-less ramen noodles, shrimp, mushrooms, green onions, broth, and asian seasonings. Unfortunately, I was in a hurry and didn't double-check the recipe (and forgot to add the broth). The result was crunchy ramen noodles and salty shrimp. I do hope to make this one more time, as there was enough potential in the final product to inspire me to try, try again. I had bought a 2-lb bag of frozen shrimp and only used about 1/3 of the bag for the packets, so I had some leftover shrimp in my freezer. I decided to use them for dinner last night. I simply wrapped bacon around them and baked for about 15 minutes at 425 degrees. I dipped mine in a combination of Stonewall Kitchens (SK) roasted garlic and onion jam and SK bourbon molasses mustard. Yum. I love the combination of sweet and salty!
On the side we enjoyed pierogies (cheesy mashed potatoes tucked inside won-ton wrappers). Steamed broccoli rounded out our little dinner! We enjoyed eating with our favorite neighbors! The kids all had fun playing outside until way past dark last night. I had bought Kate a few jump ropes for her class at school (apparently the other 2nd grade classes have been "borrowing" her classrooms recess toys) and the kids had a blast playing with them last night. We also finally set up the basketball net. Kate and Josh came inside very dirty, but very happy!