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Friday, December 27, 2013

Trish ~ Shrimp/Crab/Mushroom/Bacon Pasta ~ The Bruise

Good 30º probably foggy but too dark to see morning. Yesterday stayed gloomy until 2:30 when the sun came out for an hour or so. Then at 5:15 I looked out and couldn't see anything for the thick fog. So tired of this!!!

Gadzzzzzzzzzz......there has been nothing on TV worth watching. Tired of the Christmas movies on Hallmark and ION. Need some football! Maybe it's time to read again. Have a good book that needs my attention.

Kristen sent me her pasole will post that tomorrow. It's 'traditional' style, not the quick crockpot version or made with shortcuts.

Today is a special friend Trish Bowler (wife of ret LASD John). HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRISH!!! I hope you have a wonderful celebration!! xoxoxo

Historically this date....
1968Apollo Program: Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon.

1978Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.

2001 – The People's Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States. (oh joy)

And births this date include..
1901Marlene Dietrich, German actress and singer (d. 1992)

1948Gérard Depardieu, French actor
Decided to make an experiment yesterday. I had purchased some salad shrimp that was on sale and decided to make something other than a salad with it.  Into the crockpot went 2 cans of Progresso Recipe Starters... Garlic and Cheese. Then a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes. Basil, Weber Roasted Garlic seasoning.
Then I added in a cut up leek....
Sliced and sauteéd mushrooms with olive oil and seasonings... cut up pre cooked bacon and added it in. When done sautéing, it all went into the crockpot.
The salad shrimp (USA product!) and crab were sauteéd in olive oil with some Hawaiian sea salt Jen's brother, Jimmy, gave me for Christmas. (tangy and good!) All that then added to the crockpot.
About 1/2 jar of capers, drained, and a jar of pimento was then added...
The crockpot was turned on high for about 45 minutes and then to low for 3 hours. After about 2 hours I cooked the package of angel hair pasta, drained and added it into the crockpot, stirring everything well.

OMGOOD!!!! This pasta dish is AWESOME!!!!
This I will make again and again!!!

Yesterday as I was trying to get some work done at my desk, Mr. Bruise decided he wanted all the space and attention.
After I couldn't do any more work he decided to move to the printer/fax and nap there...

Today is 'catch up' and 'get organized' day. All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.

xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 27th
National Fruitcake Day
I understand fruitcake is not liked by many. I do love it and so does my neighbor Dave. I may just have to make some (Ok Dave?), even though the holidays are over. I don't use citron in mine, don't like that, just red and green cherries and pineapple and pecans. It's just soooooo good after it's been soaked with whiskey for a week or so. Yummmmm!