Monday, November 16, 2009

Rewarding myself!!!

I know that I've been telling you guys that I have been on a diet to lose a few extra pounds that have snuck up on me...well I'm still on my diet, however sometimes you just gotta cheat a little bit. Or reward yourself, whatever you wanna call it. I guess I'll call it rewarding myself. When I reward myself, I do it really good!

I bought this cookbook at T.J. Maxx when my sister and Mom went shopping for Mom's birthday last month. I finally decided to make something out of it. I love seafood and pasta (my weakness) so when I came across this Shrimp Fettuccine recipe, I knew it was time to reward myself for the 6 pounds that I have lost. (I hope that I didn't gain it all back after eating this! LOL) You can click on the picture if you want to read the recipe.

The book is one of the Goose berry Patch cookbooks. I love Goose berry.

First you have to saute the bell pepper and onions in butter. Real butter!

You also add green onions and garlic...

And of course...cheese...glorious cheese. That's what Garrett calls it.

Add the yummy Mississippi home grown shrimp and it starts to thicken. It also has half and half in it. That's a little trouble maker all by itself. LOL

You then mix it with cooked fettuccine noodles and put it in the oven until it is all hot and bubbly. Delicious! I ate some that night and took some to work the next day for lunch.
Now, I'm back on my diet and I have been a good girl. Oh no, the holidays are coming...more delicious food! I will have to be good until Thanksgiving! I have to have my favorite turkey and dressing!
Have a great day!

Oh and sorry for the Halloween music still playing. My computer is giving me troubles and I can't go into my playlist to change the songs.


Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

You deserve to reward yourself--looks scrumptious!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Lee-Laurie,
Oh my, my mouth is watering!I love shrimp too! Its o.k. to treat our self's we need to do that, I know I do. You say REAL Butter!. Yumm, Yum.
Enjoy your day,

Kim said...

Good for you LL - we all need to splurge once in a while, it's what keeps us going!

Tara said...

Oh, yum! The cheese looks like the best part too! I just want to remind you also that my Name Party is this Thursday the 19th if you are still interested in participating. i hope to see you there!

Abatevintage said...

Oh this turned out wonderfully and looked delicious. I hear ya on the cook book finding receipes at a good price is worth getting, ya never know when you may want to cook one up.

God bles,

Tanza said...

Hi LL,
Oh my goodness, that looks delicious ~~ I LoVe pasta, anykind .. yummy !! I think it's good to slurge at times, and than we can be good longer without feeling so deprived !! I LoVe gooseberry too .. All there books are very sweet, and lots of good recipes .. Have a happy week ..
~hugs ~tea~xo

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Lee Laurie,
What a wonderful recipe and I love how you pictured the steps. My son loves shrimp, so this is one I will have to try for him.
Congrats on your 6 pounds, although I bet you did not really need to lose it. You are just a little girl!!

Thank you for stopping by. I have missed seeing everyone being so busy.

Have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Rhondi said...

Hi Lee Laurie
The recipe looks delicious. I hope you make it in time when your grandbaby is born!
Hugs, Rhondi

Anonymous said...

That looks so good. I am a big fan of seafood ~ especially scallops and I love pasta!
I love to go to Olive Garden too!
Gooseberry Patch has the neatest books ~ the illustrations are so cute, I have a couple of their cookbooks.
Gotta have real butter, I don't do margarine!!
Love ya!

Unknown said...

Oh Lee, that looks so good!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe! It is making my mouth water! I say definitely reward yourself!!! Life isnt worth it if you cant indulge now and then :):)
Congratulations on your weight loss, you are always gorgeous!!

Stella said...

Uhh! sounds so yummy. Has all my favorite foods in one dish so I will give this one a try. Thanks for sharing.

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

This looks SOOOO delish! It's one of my faves as well, and it is so much better homemade.