Tuesday, March 24, 2009

PW's Penne A la Betsy (my version)

I have heard a lot about how good the recipes are from Pioneer Woman, but i had yet to try one, while surfing through blogs yesterday (i know not helping the spring cleaning and i smacked my hand for it.) I found this, and i did a little changing around making if for one, because the hubby won't eat shrimp or pasta hardly at all and i used linguine since i was out of penne pasta.

1 cup shrimp
4 oz linguine
1 tbsp butter
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup white wine
1 oz tomato sauce
1 oz heavy cream
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp basil
salt & pepper to taste

cook pasta until al dente
in skillet heat butter, minced garlic and shrimp saute until pink
add white wine let evaporate for a few minuets stirring occasionally
add tomato sauce and stir until well combined and heavy cream, stir and let simmer
add herbs salt and pepper
ass pasta stirring everything together and enjoy!

it's quick it's easy it serves one.

yes, i admit it

yes i bought it. but i am waiting for the hubby to watch this train wreck together

Cajun Chicken And Shrimp Pasta

Inspiration for this is here. and base recipe is here.

4 oz linguine ($.25)
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts halved ($1.50)
3 oz shrimp shell off and tailless ($1.00)
2 T chili powder ($.25)
2 T butter ($.10)
1/2 red pepper ($.59)
1/2 green Pepper ($.38)
1/2 yellow pepper ($.59)
1/2 orange pepper ($.59)
1 cup heavy cream ($.81)
1/4 tsp dried basil ($.05)
1/4 tsp lemon pepper ($.05)
1/8 tsp garlic powder ($.05)
1/4 tsp salt ($.05)
1/8 tsp black pepper ($.05)
1/4 cup grate Parmesan cheese ($.25)

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Place the chicken, shrimp, and the chili power in a plastic bag. Shake to coat. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the chicken and shrimp in butter or margarine until almost tender (5 to 7 minutes)
Add the peppers Saute and stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat.
Add the cream, basil, lemon pepper, salt, garlic powder and ground black pepper. Heat through. Add the cooked linguine, toss and heat through. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and serve.

comes to $6.43 for 2 but can be made cheaper by only using one chicken breast and green peppers only..

loved it!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Random Fact Friday

  • i obsess over germs.
  • I make time for goofy stuff.
  • i think about what i want to do and less about where i want to be.
  • i refuse to let the dysfunctional people in my life cause my life to be dysfunctional.
  • i fail at being coupon savvy...must do better.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pulled Pork Baked Potatoes

Pulled Pork Baked Potaoes, Mac and Cheese, and Peas


4 Baked Potatoes ($1.00)
Llyods Pulled Pork BBQ ($1.76) 1/4 C. Servings
Shredded Cheddar Cheese ($1.00) 1/4 C. Servings
4 Slices Bacon ($.80)
4 Tbsp Sour Cream ($.56)
Velveeta Shells And Cheese ($1.30) 1/2 C. Serving
Peas ($.96)

Meal For 2 Only $6.42

Pre Bake Potaoes in Microwave for 8 Min.
Fluff with fork and place on cookie sheet.
Add 1/4 C. Pulled Pork BBQ on top of potatoes
Add Shredded Cheddar Cheese and bake for 15 min.

Prepare bacon, Velveeta and peas by package directions.

When Potato are done add a tbsp of sour cream, and crumble one slice bacon per potato.

This was quick to make, and easy on the wallet.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Random Fact Friday

  • i have issues with nurses... never had a good experience.
  • i have almost finished TCOYF even though i only got it a few days ago..super easy read
  • the hubs had is yearly freak out it was awesome like having two kids.
  • kittens are the devil
  • i want it to be warmer, i am going stir crazy.
  • new neighbors are the bane of my existence... i relished the 8 months with NO neighbors.
  • the radiation is not helping my fathers non operable cancer.
  • i want to have a December baby

Thursday, March 12, 2009


This is my weakness... Mac and Cheese Pizza From Cici's Pizza, i love me some Cici's.

DH is bringing me home a extra cheesy extra noodles piece of heaven i can't wait!


i think without fancast i would never watch my favorite shows anymore. I Miss all of them mostly, i manage to be home Friday nights to watch Ghost Whisperer but everything tend to watch on Fancast. Mostly because i have other things to do after the munchkin is bed. And ill catch up when i can't sleep or just want a lazy morning while she is sleeping. Fancast encourages my Tv addiction and my lack of motivation sometimes i swear. I've seen ads for the new show Castle and thought that it would be good, but i hadn't really planned to watch it, and now it has appeared on fancast. I just need to put down the computer now and walk away. And in case anyone cares, my favortie shows are in no particular order. House, CSI, CSI NY, CSI Miami, Lost, Bones, Ghost Whisperer, Leverage, Superntural, Lie to Me, And i am starting to be into this new show Castle. Yes i have a problem, and no it can't be solved in 12 steps.

My book finally arrived two days ago and i am halfway through it. I have really surprised at how much of this information that i did not know. I think that TCOYF should be what is used to teach girls about their bodies, and everything else. I was seriously misunderstood about a lot of things having to do with my body and getting and preventing pregnancy.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

the start of something new

Out with the old and in with the new. Hello AF you crabby ass ho. Cycle #2 starts today.

ps my book still hasn't come

Friday, March 6, 2009

Random Fact Friday

  • My kid is Harry Houdini she manages to unbuckle herself from those wooden restaurant high chairs. She can unbuckle the lap belt and slide her legs into the one side and down unto the floor.
  • My cat had kittens and has become freakishly annoying
  • The movie The Strangers really freaked me out, and mostly because of the line... "Because you were home." and you never see the three killers faces.
  • I am planning a road trip til Illinois on next to no money
  • I want to POAS so bad I have two days left on my 2ww and i am dying to test.
  • I think that the book He's just not that into you is stupid


is a real bitch...that is all