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So, what do you do when a friend brings you a couple pounds of fresh Gulf shrimp? Of course frying them was the first thing that came to mind, but then I remembered a recipe from this month’s issue of Cooking Light – Gnocchi with Shrimp, Asparagus, and Pesto.

This is one of those easy-peasy  recipes that is full of flavor. Be sure to visit Cooking Light for the recipe by clicking here. I’ll be back later in the week with more tasty treats to share. Have a great Sunday, everyone!

garlic green bean salad

I prepared a spicy pork roast with rosemary potatoes and garlic green bean salad for dinner last night. My husband discovered these recipes this weekend while watching Sunny Anderson‘s show Cooking for Real on Food Network.

spicy pork roast with rosemary potatoes

The spicy pork roast recipe called for cumin seeds. I already had ground cumin so I used that. Otherwise, I followed Sunny’s spicy pork roast recipe to the letter. Her green bean salad recipe called for 1/2 a red onion. Since I’m not a huge onion fan, I used 1/4 a red onion and that was plenty for me.


The verdict: Kevin rated last night’s dinner a perfect 10 and I would have to agree. It was delicious! The best pork I’ve made in a while. I made the sweet and sour sauce (sugar, OJ, red wine vinegar, and butter) even though I wasn’t sure we’d like it. It was great, but the pork is tasty enough that it doesn’t require a sauce. I’ll definitely make this again!

Friday night's dinner

Friday night's dinner

I have a lot to share today, so stay with me, okay? First, I just have to tell you about dinner last night. It was amazing! Kevin aka “The Grillmaster” grilled steaks last night while I prepared Spinach and Feta Potatoes and Greek salads. Oh, it was so delicious! Unfortunately, I cannot take the credit for the potato recipe. This Rachael Ray inspired dish comes from Liz’s Cooking Blog, which you should definitely check out if you’re looking for a tasty new recipe.

Me & Kevin - Jingle Bell Run

Me & Kevin - Jingle Bell Run

This morning, Kevin and I went to Fort Conde to meet Cindy and a few other friends for the Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis. Kevin opted to do the 5K while Cindy and I chose the 1 mile fun run. It was a beautiful and festive morning. Participants received jingle bells to pin to their shoes. We even saw Santa!
Mixed Grill

Mixed Grill

                     Bucket O' Crab
Bucket O’ Crab

 This afternoon, Kevin and I ventured over to Pensacola, Florida. We stopped at Peg Leg Pete’s on Pensacola Beach for a yummy seafood lunch. I ordered the steamed snow crab legs – mmm…scrumptious! Kevin chose the mixed grill – a delectable assortment of grilled seafood (scallops, shrimp, and grouper) served with rice, garlic bread, and sugar snap beans.

What more could I ask for – fun with friends, good food, and a beautiful sunset…a terrific day indeed!
Today's sunset

Today's sunset

"Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity." ~Voltaire

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