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Shrimp Scampi!

Dinner Tonight: Shrimp Scampi this meal was fast & delish. It is important to eat this dish right when its ready to really get all the flavor it has to offer! ๐Ÿ™‚

What you will need:

  1. 1 pd of frozen cooked shrimp
  2. 1/2 white wine
  3. 1/4 cup of oil
  4. 4 garlic cloves
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon red crushed pepper
  7. 2 lemon
  8. 1 pd of angel hair pasta
  9. 1 tablespoon of parsley

In a large pot boil water for pasta. In a medium skillet heat oil on medium, add shrimp. Cook for 3 minutes.

After 2 minutes of cooking time, remove shrimp from heat. Add garlic, salt, pepper & white wine. Let simmer then add shrimp let cook for another 2 minutes. When water is boiling, add pasta let cook for 5 minutes.

Drain Pasta, add pasta and shrimp to a serving bowl. Top with parsley & lemon. Mix together & serve.

Time to eat!

Enough said!

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Going Greek!

Tonight’s dinner: Greek Chicken with Spinach & Salad. I love oven roasted chicken drumsticks, especially with lemon & garlic (it reminds me of my grandmother, no one made oven-roasted chicken better then her). ๐Ÿ™‚ I sided the chicken with my favorite…spinach & salad.

Lets go…

What you will need:

1 pack of 8 chicken drumsticks

3 lemons

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup water

5 garlic cloves

1 tablespoon of oregano

salt/pepper

2 packs of spinach

****I am so mad! I took pictures of this meal to post & none of my pictures saved on my sim card ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ****

Start by washing chicken & preheating oven on 355 degrees. Next season chicken with salt/pepper, oregano,ย garlic & the juice of 3 lemons. Then drizzle oil & water over the chicken, let cook for 1 hour and 40 mins. (rotate chicken after an hour). As the chicken is cooking, in a medium skillet heat oil and garlic. Cook spinach until it is soft and then add salt & pepper. Prepare your side salad & enjoy the wonderful smell coming from your kitchen :). ENJOY!

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Chicken Cutlets with Asparagus & Tomatoes.

Tonight’s dinner was Chicken Cutlets with asparagus & tomato with mozzarella. Usually when I make chicken cutlets I batter the cutlets with eggs in order for the breadcrumbs to stick. Tonight I tried something different, I used lemon juice & it was extra tasty!

What you will need:

  • 1 1/2 cup of Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 packs of 4 chicken cutlets
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 ball of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 can of black olives
  • 1/2 cup of broth
  • 1/4 cup of white wine
  • oil
  • salt/pepper
  • handful of Parmesan cheese

Serves: 4 (well we eat a lot, so possibly 5 for normal eaters) ๐Ÿ™‚

First, season cutlets with salt & pepper. In a small bowl squeeze the juice of 2 lemons, put breadcrumbs in a separate dish. Next take the cutlets and soak them in the lemon juice & carefully transfer them to the breadcrumb dish. Make sure you coat each cutlet fully in the breadcrumb mix. While you are breading the cutlets, in a medium skillet heat 1/4 cup of oil on medium.

When skillet is hot, place cutlets in pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side.

While cutlets are cooking, cut 1 inch off the end of each asparagus. In a smaller skillet place asparagus in 1 inch of water and cook for 4 minutes.

When asparagus water boils, empty the water from pan. Return to heat add 1 tablespoon of oil & salt/pepper; cook for 4 more minutes and top with a handful of Parmesan cheese.

While your waiting for the chicken to finish, cut up all 4 tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and olives. Top with salt/pepper & oregano and Italian dressing.

I always like a little sauce on my chicken to give it flavor, so i decided to make a white wine sauce to top the cutlets with. After you remove chicken from skillet, in the same skillet you were using add 1/2 chicken broth & 1/4 cup of white wine. (on high heat stirring constantly for 30 seconds).

Top the chicken with the sauce & ITS TIME to EAT!

& there you have it!

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Spinach.

If you want to make a super fast & easy dinner…then this is the dinner for you! Just two steps to a fabulous dinner! Tonight I decided to try using the grill again, so I made a lemon garlic marinated pork tenderloin with spinach on the side.

What you will need:

  1. lemon garlic pork tenderloin (stop & shop sells them marinated)
  2. 2 bags of spinach
  3. oil
  4. garlic

THAT’S IT!

Turn the grill on medium (while it is heating up, heat oil & garlic on a skillet for 2 minutes)

Next, put the pork on the grill and let cook for 40 minutes. (20 minutes on each side)

Meanwhile, add the first bag of spinach to the oil & garlic skillet.

Cook until spinach wilts

(This is why I use two bags of spinach, one is not enough for four people) Time to add the 2nd bag of spinach

After both bags of spinach have wilted, remove from heat and set aside. Its time to flip the pork…

Cook Pork for the remaining 20 minutes for a total of 40 minutes on the grill.

Dinner is ready!

Crispy, Juicy & Delicious! enjoy.

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