February 08, 2011
Shrimp Scampi at the end of a tough day
Dooley is not doing so well today. His doctor took him off the drug that had effected a miraculous change in his mood because he had developed a severe tremor similar to Parkinson's. It's a well known side-effect of this drug. So he's off that and feeling down. He started a new med and I can tell that he's worried it won't work as well as the first one.
But the Dooley and Doolia team triumphed with a delicious dinner, a new recipe this time, from The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook: Shrimp Scampi. Oh my, it was FANTASTIC!!! If I had known how easy this dish is to prepare, we would have eaten it every week. So many lost years where we could have been eating like kings. But looking to the future, we have so many delectable meals to look forward to!!
Dooley finds comfort in the familiar and wanted to remake one of the terrific meals that we'd already done. But I wanted to progress in our quest of making (almost) every recipe in the book. Since Dooley loves shrimp, and we had it in the freezer from last week's shopping trip, he agreed to try it.
Although we didn't start prep until our eldest daughter got home from work at 8:30 pm per her request, everything was ready to eat by 9. How's that for fast?! And it was tangy, buttery, and garlicky. Oooh yeah, baby!
I also baked two more loaves of the multigrain bread. Last week when we were going to make a double batch, not realizing that each batch makes TWO 1 pound loaves, we had cooked up twice the recipe of the multigrain hot cereal. So I had frozen that. It defrosted well, and I mixed everything up according to the recipe but I think there might have been hot spots in the cereal because it didn't rise as much as last time. So the loaves are smaller and more dense, but still delicious. I'm loving this!
Posted by jdooley at February 8, 2011 10:44 PM
Doolia, my dear Doolia! Who, pray tell, deveined the shrimp? That could be a marvelous bonding experience--besides savoring delicious food together.
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