We’re Back!! After a long and glorious trip up to Maryland for a visit with Mom Mom and GP, we are finally home. Three weeks is a long time to be away….but I’ll tell you right now, I did not miss cleaning my house! =) There’s something so refreshing and renewing about getting to do whatever you want…with no guilt!!! But. More about our trip later. I’m still getting caught up on emails, laundry and uploading pictures. So, stay tuned for some highlights.
For tonight, I want to share a little piece of Heaven I made for dinner tonight…courtesy of The Pioneer Woman. She is one of my many bloggy idols, and so when I saw her new cookbook in Costco….I splurged. With vacation comes lumps….mostly in the tummy, hippy and bummy areas for me. So I’ve been craving fresh and healthy. So I decided to try Ree’s Summer Stir Fry (which I later also found on her blog!). Here’s her original recipe. I tweaked it a bit to fit my current veggie situation (and give a little nod to Maryland with some Old Bay!), so here’s my take on it:
Summer Stir Fry (Old Bay Style)
Dump 1 Tbsp of butter and 1 Tbsp of oil in a really big pan over medium heat.
Dice all the veggies that you have. Put them aside.
In the skillet, heat up your garlic and shrimp for about 3 minutes, or until they are opaque. Put aside.
In the same skillet, add the other 1 Tsbp of butter and oil, and dump your veggies. Cook on medium for about 10 minutes. If you are going to cook rice to go with your meal, do it now.
Add salt, pepper and Old Bay to taste….if you are from MD, that means a lot!! =)
I admit that I had no fresh corn…so I went the canned route. Not bad….but fresh would have been better!
Sidebar….my basil plant really missed me while I was in Maryland.
Remember when I taught you how to chiffonade basil in my recipe for pesto? Yeah. Do that.
Add the shrimp back into the stir fry and heat over medium. Sprinkle the basil and squeeze the lemon on top.
And it’s even better with this. Firefly (vodka) and Lemonade. What a fantabulous way to kick off the summer! Thank you Pioneer Woman!!