When I lived in Italy I thought it was cute how all the ladies would ask, "What did you eat today?"
They wouldn't ask how my weekend was or ask what I was doing that day, like we do here, but they always asked, "What are you eating today?"
They also had a cute saying that goes like this: You never really know someone until you have eaten a peck of salt together.
I took that to mean that when you eat lots of meals together, you really get to know each other.
I think a peck is about 14 pounds! That's a lot of salt!
I guess I didn't really know my husband all that well before we got married. We celebrated our engagement by going on our second date and only saw each other 19 days during our 6 month engagement. We were on opposite sides of the country.
Our "dates" were on the phone and some of those conversations lasted 7+ hours. Almost 10 years later we are still going strong and eating lots of salt together!
Food brings us all together! And doing this blog about food has introduced me to all of you and I am so happy to know so many talented and truly amazing people.
Here's to food!
2 garlic cloves, minced
2-3 tablespoons of butter
2 lbs. uncooked shrimp*
1/2 white wine or chicken broth
2 c. (8 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 tablespoons minced parsley
Saute garlic and butter in skillet for one minute. Add shrimp and cook for 4-5 minutes. Transfer shrimp to 11x7x2 in pan and keep warm. Add wine or chicken broth to skillet and boil. Cook and stir for 5 minutes until sauce is reduced. Pour over shrimp and top with cheese and parsley. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Serve over pasta or over grilled chicken breast for a delicious dinner.
*You can used frozen, cooked shrimp. Thaw shrimp in water and then pat dry. Put in the garlic butter and only cook for 2 minutes. Proceed as above.
My husband loved this one. He felt like it was something he would get if we went out to eat. It was a real treat.