Thursday, August 15, 2013

Shrimp Skillet and Pre-Fall Baking.....

On Monday I really really wanted to bake, I got all the ingredients but got invited to a friends house to hang out with people I didn't see all summer, so I went there.

Flash Forward to Tuesday, I knew not only did I want to bake but that I wanted to cook. My roomie was going to be out of the house watching the girls she nannys over night so it was just me, the kitchen and Milo man. Who insists on being right by me every step of the cooking way.

I found this recipe at All* and it looked just so delicious that I had to give it a try.

Shrimp Skillet

Start by cooking 4 pieces of thick cut bacon (uhm yes please)

Then take 1 Green Bell Pepper, 1 Onion, and 2 Garlic cloves and chop it all up. Drain all but 1TBS of the Bacon Grease then place the veggies in and cook until tender.
Then add 2 cups of long grain rice (I would only do 1 1/2 cups because my rice came out undercooked) and cook for another 2 minutes or so.
Then add 3 cups of Chicken Broth reduced sodium and 1 can of diced tomatoes, 2 tsp of Old Bay, and some salt and cook it until it boils.
After it boils, place a lid on it and put it in a 375 degree oven, for 20 minutes.
When the 20 minutes are done take out the pan and place about 1lb of medium shrimp all over the top of the rice.
Cook in the oven with the lid on for another 10 minutes. When it's done take it out and enjoy!!!
Serving Size is 1/6 and it comes in with only 333 calories, so delicious and very filling and the flavors are amazing.
I also wanted to bake that evening and so I got a jump start on my Fall Baking List with these:
Snicker Doodle Apple Pie Bars!
Original Pin: Here
1 Tube Sugar Cookies
1 Can Apple Pie Filling
1/4 Cup Sugar
3 Tsp Cinnamon
They recommend a 8x8 or 9x9 pan, but I didn't have one on hand (looks like I am getting one this weekend!) so I used my spring form pan instead!
Mix the Cinnamon and Sugar together in a bowl to begin with.
Take your tube of Sugar Cookie and cut in half.
Press one half of the cookie in to the bottom of the pan and sprinkle half of the cinnamon and sugar mix over top (I would just lightly sprinkle however much looks good, I think I ended up putting too much....whoops)
Then add the entire can of apple pie filling.
 Then take the leftover cookie dough and break it into a bunch of little pieces, and make them flat and then lay them all over the filling and sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top. (Yet again I put wayyyy to much on the top, next time I would only sprinkle a little bit)
Then bake in the oven for like 30 minutes or so.
Then dish it out onto a plate and serve it with some ice cream.
Just one thing pre-knocked off my list for my Fall Baking List this season. Make sure to follow along here or see how it all started here!
Of course the house smelled absolutely fantastic and made me even more excited and ready for fall to arrive. The weather is giving a little tease today with it being right around 68 but I know summer is not done rearing its awful head yet, so I will be ready when it comes.

1 comment:

  1. Yummm. I'm ready for fall and for you to make things for me to eat. I guess I could probably make something too. :P