Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Garlicky Shrimp Tacos

I am not a good cook. I cannot whip up something by looking in the fridge or cupboard. It just isn't going to happen. So I have to rely on recipes. My husband LOVES mexican food so I found this great recipe for Garlicky Shrimp Tacos on myrecipes.com. I used Denver's hot banana peppers out of the garden instead of serrano but he loved it!!

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 pound white onions, peeled and thinly sliced
2 or 3 serrano chiles, stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced (see Notes)
4 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
2 1/2 pounds shrimp (21 to 25 per lb.), peeled, deveined, and halved lengthwise
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
Kosher salt
32 corn tortillas, warmed (5 to 6 in.; see Notes)
2 limes, cut into wedges
1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add onions and chiles and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Pour vegetables into a bowl and set aside.
2. Melt butter in same frying pan over medium-high heat, add garlic, and stir until sizzling, about 1 minute. Add half of shrimp to pan. Stir often until shrimp are bright pink and no longer wet-looking in thickest part (cut to test), about 5 minutes; transfer shrimp to bowl with reserved vegetables. Add remaining shrimp to pan and cook as above, then return cooked shrimp and vegetables to pan and stir everything together until hot, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cilantro and salt to taste.
3. Serve shrimp in a large bowl with tortillas (use 2 tortillas, stacked, per taco), accompanied by lime wedges to squeeze over top.

Kroger Trip 8/16/09

Ok, I have to tell the world how well I did at Kroger! They are having the Mega Event Sale or something like that so I got all my coupons together(it took over an hour) and headed out. My OOP was $90.88 and I saved(drumroll please) $49.61!!!! That's sooo cool!

Also, frugalinvirginia.com is giving away a $30 Kroger gift card!!! Check her out! Since I'm up here now I use her site to get the local sales!

Our favorite thing from the event is the cereal! My poor kids have been having to eat store brand for a while now! While it doesn't taste any different(usually) nothing beats finding a toy in the box or having cool movie pics on the box!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

New Pics

I haven't been posting my pictures of late, so I thought I'd put some up! Denver is working out of town this week and Alyson & I are sick! I guess Shelby will get it too! Hope yall are staying healthy!
The first two are last weekend when we took the group doing seldom worked territory up to the Roanoke Star! Very pretty at night! The last pic is a party Becky had while we were at their house last time we were down. The middle two pics were at the convention!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Girly Hair

I've been so neglectful of my blog! Must post pics! But first, I just found the coolest thing!

I'm so clueless when it comes to doing hair, so something today made me think to see what I could find on the internet. I found the best blog ever!!!


She's not posting anymore but check out her old posts! Especially if you're like me! SOOO cute!!

Love, us!