Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We did but it was long and tiring. We did lots of yard work (well okay okay Keith did lots of yard work!) But I was a great cheerleader! That counts for something right??
I forgot to tell you that we watched a movie on Saturday night that was interesting. It was one of those movies that you totally didn’t see coming but was also really good! It was called “Unthinkable” with Samuel L. Jackson, ever heard of it? It is a thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an FBI agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons sets to detonate in the U.S. I liked it…and so did Keith. I like movies that make me think and this one will leave you thinking….
What was the last movie you saw that stayed with you for a few days?
Today’s recipe is courtesy of my friend, Erika! She made this for her family on Saturday night and sent it to me saying it was a “must-make!” So I plan dishing this up this week! But I thought I would share with you guys too! THANKS ERIKA!
SHRIMP & ANGEL HAIR PASTA
5 oz Canadian bacon, diced
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 t minced garlic
2 t dried basil
2 t dried oregano
1 bay leaf
1/4 c all-purpose flour
1 (10-oz) can chopped tomatoes and green chilies
2 lbs peeled medium shrimp
1 (16-oz) pkg angel hair pasta
1 large bunch green onions, chopped
1. In large skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, cook Canadian bacon over medium heat until begins to brown, about 3 minutes. Add green pepper, onion, celery, garlic, basil, oregano, and bay leaf, sauteing until tender, 5-7 minutes.
2. Gradually add flour and tomatoes and green chilies, stirring. Add shrimp, cooking 7-10 minutes or until pink and done, still stirring.
3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, omitting any oil; drain.
4. Toss with shrimp mixture, and add green onions. Serve immediately.
Nutritional Information per serving: Calories 279, Protein (g) 22, Carbohydrate (g) 42, Fat (g) 2, Calories from Fat (%) 8, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Dietary Fiber (g) 3, Cholesterol (mg) 115, Sodium (mg) 453
On another Monday note, A while back I found an article called Top 50 Ways to Make Someone’s Monday. Here is the list for things you can do for a stranger:
- Smile as you walk past
- Hold the elevator
- Smile as you drive past
- Say thank-you
- Say please
- Say “excuse me” when you walk between them and something they’re looking at
- Put a quarter in their expired meter – The person may never know you did it, but it can be the little nudge that changes their day
- Give them a compliment
- Pay for the person behind you at the coffee drive-thru
- Say “hi, how are you” as you walk past
- Buy flowers at your grocery store and give them to the cashier on the way out
I thought this was a great list! And it is double happiness for me because it always makes me feel good to do something nice for someone else. So this is a win win!
Have you ever done anything on the above list for someone you didn’t know?
What can you do today to make a someone’s day better?
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