Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Thursday, September 20, 2007
While visiting...we had to go to the Rossi Pasta store. My friend Kim said, "Hey Laney, am I going to see this on your blog?" OF COURSE!!!
I bought some pasta and made it last night...Southwestern Chipotle Fettuccini. It was great!...but I forgot to take pictures :( I served it with a vodka sauce that I found at the grocery store along with pork chops and sauteed vegetables...I ate WAY too much of the pasta!!!
Monday, September 10, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
(Adapted from Taste of Home Magazine) and copied from http://colormeundefined.blogspot.com/
1 (20-24 oz.) jar picante sauce
1 lb. uncooked small/medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, (thawed & drained)
4-6 cloves garlic, minced (I used jarred)
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (or to taste, I used homegrown red pepper flakes)
1 Tbsp. olive or vegetable oil
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 (14.5 oz.) can chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
18 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 1/2 lbs imitation crabmeat, flaked
1 regular sized bag shredded Colby/Monterey Jack cheese
Preheat oven to 375°.In a skillet, cook shrimp, garlic, and cayenne in oil until shrimp turn pink, about 3 minutes. (I cut my shrimp into thirds because I don't like "chunks" in my lasagna.) Remove shrimp and liquid* and set aside in another dish. In the same skillet, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Stir in heavy cream and picante sauce; heat through.
Spread a thin layer of sauce in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. (I did not grease mine and nothing stuck.) Layer with 6 tortillas, 1/2 of the shrimp, crab and sauce, and ~ half of the cheese. Layer 6 more tortillas, the remaining shrimp, crab, and sauce, reserving ~ 1/2c cheese. Layer 6 more tortillas and sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake, covered for 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting (it makes a world of difference if you let it settle/cool).
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
1). I am a HUGE Cincinnati Bengals fan. Two of my three pets are named after players. My favorite player is TJ Houshmandzadeh...my dog's name is Housh. I once stood in line for 4 1/2 hours for TJ's autograph. I also like Chad Johnson...my cat's name is CJ.
3.) I have a BA in advertising/public relations and then went back to school and got an associate's degree in American Sign Language just becuase I wanted to learn.
4.) I don't sleep at the top of the bed...I sleep about 1/2 way down. This originated from my heated matress pad...the bigger coils are at the bottom of the pad to keep your feet warm...I always snuggled up over those :)
5.) I am a reality tv show junkie. My all time favorite is of course, Survivor.
6.) I love watching UFC. My fiance got me started becuase he was friends with Rich Franklin in high school. I love Rich Franklin and Tito Ortiz!!!
7.) I LOVE Mexican food. I would eat Mexican food every single day and never get sick of it. I especially like their margaritas!
8.) Last fun fact....I'm getting married in November!! I am extremely busy with all that planning, but am looking forward to it!