Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Blue sky here today just waiting for that sun to shine... I never care if it is cold, I just like it when the sun shines... Then of course I do not have to work outside either. Apparently I was not listening very well the other day cause Andrea is trying to run the 10K not the 1/2 marathon in under an hour.. She says that she would be super woman if she ran the 1/2 Marathon in under an hour. Her goal is to run the 1/2 marathon but in a longer time then the hour. Maybe it was good thinking on my part...LOL...Just working today and maybe a bit more packing see how the day goes


6 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
12 ounces peeled and deveined raw shrimp cut into 1-inch pieces
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and thinly sliced
1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 cups nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook 2 minutes less than package directions. Add shrimp, asparagus, bell pepper and peas and cook until the pasta is tender and the shrimp are cooked, 2 to 4 minutes more. Drain well.
Mash garlic and salt in a large bowl until a paste forms. Whisk in yogurt, parsley, lemon juice, oil and pepper. Add the pasta mixture and toss to coat. Serve sprinkled with pine nuts.
TIPSY TUESDAY is cleaning the
As soon as you are finished cooking unplug the grill. Then take a couple sheets of paper towels and moisten them, placing the paper towels onto the grill. Then close the lid to let the moistened paper towels do their magic. After enjoying your meal about thirty minutes go back to the grill and the grill plates are now cool enough that you can clean them. Wiping the grill plates with the paper towels that soaked up some of the cooking residue, and then taking a clean paper towel and wipe off the grills once more.
After the grill has had a chance to cool off it's time to do the actual cleaning of the grill. It is always best to do the cleaning as soon as possible. The longer the grill has to cool off the harder it is to remove all the grease and residue. Make sure that the grease collected in the grease tray is thrown away . (Grease going down the drain is not a good idea; it can clog the drain.)
Now that the grill is completely cool use the plastic spatula that came with the grill and scrape any remaining residue that remains. If you do not have that spatula any plastice utensil will work. There are special sponges that are made exclusively for the grill and they can be found at good kitchen stores. Still, any sponge can be used with just a little bit of dish soap and water. Using the same sponge I wipe the outside of the grill clean, including under the lip of the grill. After wiping down the grill with the sponge I dry the grill using paper towels.

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