My cleaning/organization frenzy continued when I decided to tackle a monster project...
The BASEMENT! Dum dum dum! The basement is where most of our stuff remains unpacked and where we left them on move-in day.
I haven't taken much time tackling these boxes since we don't really have any furniture for me to unpack stuff into. But, today, I decided that the best idea for us would be to unpack our stuff, group like items, and then take a look at what we have. Once we know what we have by group, we'll be able to better figure out what furniture we need to store our stuff.
I got some good work done in the basement which was good, but by the time I was ready for a break, I wasn't really feeling like cooking. We couldn't eat out since we're doing Eat in Month, so I decided to find an easy recipe that would cook up quickly. Hubby was sweet and went to the grocery store for us while I researched recipes for the rest of the week. I was looking for recipes to use up the mascarpone and parmesan I opened yesterday. I found a few potentials. So many good ones!
I decided to make an old favorite - Ina Garten's Linguine with Shrimp Scampi. I usually think of this dish more as a summer dish, but I thought was perfect for tonight since it's so easy, uses few ingredients, and cooks up quickly.
I was craving fresh pasta, so hubby picked up some fresh egg linguine pasta from a local shop that specializes in fresh pasta.
From the same shop, he picked up some rosemary foccacia. This stuff is heaven!
I refreshed the bread by drizzling it with EVOO, topping with a sprinkle of sea salt, and baking at 350 degrees F for about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, I cooked the main attraction.
Vibrant lemons and pretty green parsley from my mom's potted plant.
This dish took about 6-7 minutes of cooking time and 2 pans. Nice, no?!
Hubby and I enjoyed dinner whilst watching The Proposal. There were some really funny scenes. Overall, it was pretty cute!
Yum yum! Round #1.
You know...I may have been hoping for take-out tonight but I need to remember how easy a delicious and nutritious home-cooked meal can be! I felt very satisfied for staying in for dinner tonight. :) Thank you Eat in Month!
Speaking of Eat in Month, I updated the page and we have 12 fabulous participants! It's not too late to join in on the festivities if you're interested!
The last of our cinnamon rolls for dessert. Hubby and I shared it.
Even Bailey got in on the deliciousness with a Bowser (Dog) Beer (it's beef broth basically).
Nom nom nom!
Omg, just realizing that my staycation is almost over...so sad! I have so much more I still want to do! Back to work on Monday!
Anyone have any interesting eats tonight?