Something Simple

Sunday, June 9, 2013 |

It's hard to believe that it's already JUNE and summer will {officially} be here in a matter of days! Our weather here doesn't reflect the calendar. In fact, I'm quite convinced that Mother Nature is having some sever mood swings! In the past few weeks we gone from 90 degree to 40 degrees in a matter of a day and then back into the high 70s. This doesn't include the heavy rains and snow ~ yep, it snowed here in May! I have both my summer and winter clothes out as I never know which season it will be when I get dressed for school in the morning!

I threw this together one night for dinner when we had a very full schedule and not a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

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Pasta of choice

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 Cloves garlic

1 lb shrimp 1 healthy cup of fresh peas {I found them at Trader Joes}

Juice of one lemon

1/2 of white wine ... a glass for yourself :)

1 cup (or more) cherry tomatoes cut in half

Fresh basil lightly chopped {use as much or as little as you like}

Parmesan cheese

How to ~

Boil pasta according to box

In a saute pan add olive oil and garlic ~ saute until golden

Add the shrimp ~ cook until light pink

Add  in the fresh spring peas

Pour in the lemon juice and wine

Toss in the cherry tomatoes and basil

Combine the pasta with the rest of the ingredients

Sprinkle on the grated cheese 


You could easily replace the shrimp with chicken or scallops.

The count down is in full swing ... only 10 more days of school!!!

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La Petite Gallery said...

First time here, saw the blog title and assumed you are French. Well, happy I dropped in. This is going to be on my dining room table tonite. Thanks Yvonne

DeAnna Stephens said...

Have missed you! are you done with school?!

Privet and Holly said...

This looks so fresh and
spring-summery; yum!

We've had the exact kind
of spring that you describe.
The clouds finally seem to
be lifting after three weeks
of overcast skies. All my
flowers need SUN to really
take off and I think it is
finally on its way : )

Enjoy the countdown to
school being out! My son's
last day was last Thursday
and the house now has its
own new rhythm!

xo Suzanne

French said...

Jo! Always cooking up something great in the kitchen!! Hope summer is off to a good start~

French said...

Jo! Always cooking up something great in the kitchen! Hope your summer is off to a great start~

Katie Clooney said...

Welcome back sweet Jo!!! The recipe looks positively delish!!! Hope you have a relaxing summer in store for yourself . Maybe some reading and blogging??? Enjoy your last days of school!!!!

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