Cherry Tomatoes with Angel Hair Pasta and Fried Green Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes with Angel Hair pasta and fried green tomatoes…….cause I can.  In case you haven’t guessed yet….I love tomatoes.  So that means that summer is my food heaven.

Cherry Tomatoes with Angel Hair pasta

  • Angel Hair pasta – made according to the package instructions and drained
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes

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Melt the butter in your skillet, add in your minced garlic – being careful not to burn it.

 

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Add in your tomatoes and the lemon juice.

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Then your pasta!

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I plated with basil and mozzarella.

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Fried Green Tomatoes

  • green tomato
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs

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Cut your tomato into roughly 1/4 inch slices.  3 bowls – 1 with the flour and paprika, 1 with the egg and milk, 1 with the breadcrumbs.  Put your slices in the flour bowl, then the egg bowl and finish in the bread crumb bowl.  In a small skillet with some canola oil – fry on each side till nice and brown.

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Oh My Goodness- fab.  Fab and Fast!  I did all this in less than a Drunk History episode on Hulu…..Specifically the Nashville one from Season 1.

 

Friday Wrap Up – updated room pics

Look Above….there is a tabby called House Tour.  I have been slowly adding pics to it and I just added some more.  Click on the drop downs to end up with the before and after pics.  Scroll down for the updated afters.

 https://thehappycrazyhouse.com/house-tour/living-room/

Current:

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IMG_2411https://thehappycrazyhouse.com/house-tour/kitchen/

IMG_2417Whew…..it’s just a few pictures….but it represents so much work.  I’ve got some more pics to post of the remaining rooms and I’ll get those up in the next few weeks.

Peace out!  Have a great weekend peeps.

 

 

Grill Surf and Turf recipe….with pizza appetizer

Dave and I had a friend, Chris, over for dinner last night.  I wanted to make something super yummy for him, as he is in town from Germany.  After a quick couple of comments from Chris – I decided on a Surf and Turf menu with a pizza appetizer (cooking for my audience).

  • 4 to 6 Steaks
  • 1 can or bottle of Beer
  • spices
  • 20 jumbo shrimp
  • 2 packages prosciutto
  • 1 onion – sliced
  • handful of mushrooms (or more if you love them)
  • band of asparagus
  • butter
  • splash of olive oil
  • splash of lemon juice
  • dash of dill

IMG_2325Our dinner started with a pre-made BBQ chicken pizza as an app.  As we were snacking on that, I continued with making the rest of the meal.

IMG_2329PREP WORK – Pre-heat grill

Marinate the steaks in the beer and your favorite spices for no less than 2 hours. Overnight is best.  Take out of the marinade, add salt and pepper ……AND a pat of butter on each steak….you know you want to.  Place on grill.  Keep on until your desired ‘doneness’.

Place your asparagus in a grill basket and while on the grill – mop with a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice and dill.  Pull when they turn tender.

IMG_2327Saute the onions and mushrooms in some butter and get ready to layer that yummy awesomeness all over those steaks.

Peel and de vein the shrimp, removing the legs but keeping the tail.  Wrap each piece of shrimp in prosciutto and thread on the skewer.  Repeat until all shrimp are done.  Set aside and place on grill when steaks are only a few minutes from done.  Flip once after roughly 2 to 3 minutes and pull from the grill when both sides are pink.

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Timing is everything.  Steaks first, then asparagus, then get your saute on, lastly the shrimp……pull off the grill or get off the stove and place on your plate and fill your face.  You will be glad you did.

IMG_2331We had a great time with Chris….it gave me a wonderful excuse to try something new and we got our conversation on……wish it could have lasted longer.

 

Chicken with Orzo and veggies

New recipe experiment.  I bought a bunch of wheat Orzo that has been sitting in my cupboard…while I have been using the same old, same old recipe for it.  NOT TODAY.  Here is what I did:

  • 2 chicken breasts – cooked and sliced up
  • 2 cups cooked Orzo
  • 1 cup sauteed broccoli florets
  • 1 cup sauteed pepper slices (red, yellow or green)
  • corn (from a can or boiled/grilled on the cob and then sliced off)
  • lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

I started with cooking the Orzo – 1 cup uncooked Orzo into boiling, salted water.  I cooked for roughly 9 minutes – stirring every once in awhile.  I then drained and set aside.  In my skillets, I made the chicken and broccoli/peppers (roughly 10 minutes).  I then added all (including the corn) to the same pot –

IMG_2057I added lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.  I also had 1/2 a loaf of sourdough bread that I toasted.

IMG_2059This made WAY more than my family of 4 needed…..but I saved 1/2 as a freezer meal.  It will be a nice dinner on another night when I am running short on ideas/time.