Saturday, December 13, 2008


Impressive.....have no idea what it means...

Friday, December 12, 2008

Dinner by Coby

Our Martins Grocery Store has a cool little kitchen in it where there is a chef preparing food that the customers can sample. Many a dinner has come from these recipes because the kids try them and like them! The latest one that Coby was dying to make was: Sauteed Shrimp and Creamy Tomato Pasta. YUM! Here is the recipe:

Sautéed Shrimp and Creamy Tomato Pasta

3 TBSP Olive Oil
1 pd. Medium Shrimp – peeled and deveined
2 TBSP garlic – minced
¼ tsp Dried Oregano
½ C Tomato Sauce
1 Can Diced Tomatoes, drained
¾ C Heavy Cream
½ pd. Angel Hair Pasta
S & P
Heat Oil in a skillet over med-high heat. Cook shrimp with garlic and oregano for 2-3 minutes and season with S&P. Stir in tomato sauce and tomatoes and bring to soft simmer. Add cream and briskly simmer until sauce has thickened slightly, about one minute.

Meanwhile, cook pasta until al dente and drain.
Toss pasta with shrimp and tomato sauce. Serve immediately.
Don't forget about the CHALLENGE!! I can't wait to read what you all have done! Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Challenge

I'm in the process of reading an incredible (well, I'm only on page 18 but so far it's incredible!) book called "Love As A Way Of Life" by Gary Chapman - he's the guy that wrote on the Five Love Languages. I came across a paragraph that I want to share with all of you. Take it to heart and see what "small things" you could do to brighten some one's day. From now until Christmas Day I will take comments under this post telling about something you have done for someone else after reading this (of course things you did yesterday and last week count, but not for this challenge - you'll just have to do something else!). I will then put every one's name in a stocking and pick one. The lucky winner will win a copy of this very book! I hope all will be blessed by what they do as well as what they read from others. Here is the excerpt:

"Is buying a homeless person a bowl of soup or taking your daughter to the park or driving a coworker to the mechanic when his car breaks down really going to make a difference in the world? The answer is an overwhelming yes. We might have loftier ideas of what it means to love, such as making a grand sacrifice of time or money or even giving up our lives, but why should we be willing to die for someone when we won't even fill up the gas tank for her? Every trait of authentic love begins with small things."

Good luck and have fun!

Feel free to pass this link to your friends. I'd love to see lots of people loving others in small ways!

Monday, December 8, 2008

NYC Pics!

Here are some pics from my day trip to NYC yesterday. I'm so tired today, but we had so much fun! Enjoy!

Sunday, December 7, 2008