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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Monday, January 4, 2010

Savor this...

**UPDATE!! The winner of my January follower's giveaway
is Just Ducky! Please contact me as soon as possible,
Sweetie! Congratulations!
(Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net)


Here is something delicious to savor on these cold winter nights...

My parents gave me this book for Christmas last year. It sat on my bookshelf for a whole year. I was so intimidated... Well, a year later, we had the pleasure of creating something divine and (oh so easy!) from darling Ina on Christmas Eve. It's our new favorite dinner.

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail that will make your mouth water and your lips tingle. No lie. The pepper makes it. Yes, pepper! I never use pepper. What??! Use the pepper.

(picture from The Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics book)
She also makes an amazing cocktail sauce to accompany this but the store was out of horseradish.:( I KNOW it is amazing because Ina said so. I am a believer.



18 comments:

southerninspiration said...

Those shrimp sound fabulous!!

Suzanne

Polka Dot Moon said...

Love trying out new recipes :)

Did a veggie "not lasagna" tonight from a Rachel Ray 30 minute meal cookbook. Prep time was a bit more, but delish!!!
Denise

Too Many Hats said...

I love her show on The Food Network!

Connie said...

It's great that you're using your word for the year! And those shrimp look like they should be savored!
Today I got 9 points. Too bad I ate some chocolate mints at work! Oh well, one step at a time!

Joanne Kennedy said...

I have all of her cookbooks and each one is just wonderful. I have not made anything from them that I have not loved.

Yummy!

Hugs,
Joanne

Amy said...

Yummy! I LOVE pepper.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lori
Glad you are enjoying your book and trying new things.
Congratulations to Just Ducky on winning your giveaway.
Lindsay
x

Kimberly said...

Yummy. I really love Giada too.

Darlene said...

That looks and sounds DELICIOUS!! YUM!!

Jill said...

YUMMMMM!!! and I don't have that cookbook!- I'll add that to my list! :)
LOOOVE your "word"- SAVOR! perfect!
Blessings!
Jill

Firefly Hill said...

I love Ina and have 3 of her books...not that one though--will look for it. Her recipes are great...she makes them easy. Lori, I think you asked about my collage. I made in in picasa.

xoxo,

annie

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Yummy yummy to my tummy!! I bet everyone raved about it this Christmas Eve! You are really stepping out with all your sewing and cooking girl!
Love,
Me.

Chrissie Grace said...

Lori, those look delicious!
Have you tried anything from Pioneer Woman's cookbook yet?
Yummmmmmmmy!!
xo
Chrissie

Kristal said...

Great blog, Lori! Good job!

Kristal said...

Great blog, Lori! Good job!

Heather said...

yummy....perfect post for your word...savor:)

Ever tried marinating the shrimp in italian dressing? Put on skewers...grill for a few minutes on each side....DELICIOUS!

Oh, and I too love The Contessa.She is so calming.

Anonymous said...

Oh, sounds delicious! I have shrimp in my freezer. Must go to start cooking;o) Thanks for link to the recipe.
Alicia

Jacquelynne said...

I don't have any of her books, but I really enjoy her show. Her food always looks so delicious!