I promise I’ll get over it…(I think)
But in the meantime, you have to admit that it’s really cute that the only thing he can figure out how to play with is the stuffed animal that has a very strong resemblance to him. (I also tested a stuffed hippo, troll doll, beanie baby cat, beanie baby dog, and stuffed flamingo.) Nope, he only wrestles the stuffed “Oliver”-really a Collie, so henceforth it shall be known as “Colliver.”
Okay guys, keep in mind I was doing this for a solo meal, but it’s easily doubled. Also, I’m allergic to dairy (the protein in cow’s milk) so a lot of the foods I make can be made vegan-style. For this meal, just eliminate the shrimp and goat cheese. You can add tofu or Daiya cheese if so desired. (If you are vegan/veggie you speak my language.)
- Frozen pre-cooked shrimp (however much you want; I didn’t really measure)
- 3/4 tablespoon minced garlic
- fresh mushrooms (as desired)
- 1/4 cup black olives (or more depending on how much you like them!)
- approx. 1/4 cup goat cheese crumbles
- whole wheat pasta (I chose angel hair)
- ground black pepper
- ground sea salt
- butter substitute or olive oil
Go ahead and add water to a pot so that it is heating up (you will add the pasta in a few minutes.)
Place the frozen shrimp in a colander and run under lukewarm water until slightly defrosted.
Add oil or butter sub to pan and turn on stove to mid-heat. Toss in shrimp, mushrooms, black olives, minced garlic, sea salt and black pepper to taste. Saute.
When the water reaches a “roaring” boil add as much whole wheat pasta as you will eat. (I broke mine in half to better fit in the pot.) Sprinkle a dash of sea salt in the water.
When pasta is tender (to your liking) drain in the colander and toss in the pan with the sauteed mixture.
Add the goat cheese.