Friday, February 25, 2011

A little Hodgepodge

I'll start with the most important thing first...I thought it would never come this week!!

Ok, now, I have another recipe to share. This is a SUPER easy shrimp pasta in a tomato cream sauce. Here's what you'll need:

1 to 1 1/2 lbs of shrimp
1 tbsp of butter or olive oil
Garlic, to taste
1 tsp (about...i may have used more) of Italian seasoning
Cayenne Pepper, to taste
1 15 oz can of diced tomatoes
1 small can of tomato sauce
1 tbsp of heavy cream or half & half
Angel Hair pasta

First, melt your butter (or heat olive oil) in a skillet. Add minced garlic and cook for about a minute. Then add shrimp and Italian seasoning and cook until shrimp are pink.

Next, add your can of diced tomatoes (drain them first), about half the can of tomato sauce and the cream. Then, add the cayenne pepper to give it a little kick.

Serve over angel hair pasta.


Next we have our DIY end table redo...

This was our first attempt at refinishing a piece of furniture so we had no idea what we were doing. It may not be perfect, but it sure looks a heck of a lot better than it used to! I feel like its a new piece a furniture and that makes Jason very happy because now we dont have to buy a replacement. :)

Here's the before...

With lots of dings and water stains, it left a lot to be desired.

Here's Jason working is magic aka painting the stripping chemical on. You just paint this stuff on, let it sit for about 10 minutes and then the finish just wipes right off.

And while he was doing that, I was practicing my dunks. :)

Here she is after being stripped and wiped down:

And here's the finished product! I have to say...much, much prettier. It was a three day process, but it was totally worth it. You can actually see the grain in the wood now and I also changed out the original knob for a cute lion ring pull.

So, that wraps up my random post for the day. Enjoy the weekend!!!


quite contrary said...

wow that finish remover is awesome! probably will need that one day! looks great!

marylanierd said...

I am totally impressed by two things in this post...the table and the dunk! ;)

Anonymous said...

the table looks great!!!