Back in the Saddle

Since Baby Gray’s arrival, I don’t feel like I have really cooked. I mean, I have cooked many dinners, but it seems like we eat the same thing over and over. I haven’t gotten to get in my kitchen and cook. I was playing on The Pioneer Woman’s website last week, and I came across a recipe for Shrimp Pasta in a Foil Package. It looked really good, and easy enough to manage during a nap or once Mr. Gray got home.

I only grocery shop once a week (that’s a story for another day) so I had to wait until this week to make it. I got what I needed this morning at the store; all day I was super excited about getting to cook. When Baby Gray went down for his afternoon nap, I chopped and prepped everything so I could just throw it together when it was time to whip it up. I also had some ciabatta bread mix I had been wanting to try, so I made it to go with the shrimp dish. Thank goodness I thought about that plenty early because it had to rise twice before baking. 

I only made half the shrimp dish because Pioneer Woman’s version served eight, and we’d be eating it for weeks. It was so good, and definitely manageable with Baby Gray at home. The ciabatta mix made very good bread. Mr. Gray ate almost a whole loaf before, during, and after dinner. It was so moist and yummy. 

Mr. Gray isn’t usually a fan of meatless pasta dishes, but he really liked it. Then again, I don’t think I’ve used a Pioneer Woman recipe that he hasn’t liked yet.

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