Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Monday already???

It was warm again on Monday morning. I'm guessing this is our shortened version of the January thaw. I'll take it!

I went to Ten Yen and got the chicken sub gum, won ton soup and hot tea. I couldn't eat it all, but it was delicious.

It was still sunny and warm, so I walked outside in the afternoon. First time in a long time.

Back home after work, I watched the news until 7:00 p.m. Then I took off the shells and tails of the shrimp. I made it into shrimp scampi over linguine.

Sidebar: I make this so much I could do it in my sleep. But, I thought I'd kick it up a notch. So, I searched through recipes to see if there was something I'd missed.

I found an Ina Garten recipe that used a LOT more lemon juice and even lemon zest than I do. But, no shallots! WTF?

So, I went with the extra lemon, but used the shallots anyway. No shallots just seemed wrong...

Sidebar: This gave me a chance to use both my lemon squeezer and my new grater. They both worked perfectly!!! Thanks, guys!

I assembled my food, topped it with grated Parmesan and ate a fantastic dinner!

I debated on various shows, ended up taping one but went to bed at 9:00 p.m. instead.


  1. Love Scampi....sounds delicious

  2. How did it compare to your recipe?

  3. I thought the lemon overpowered everything else. Not my best scampi.