Monday, August 6, 2012

Basset Boil

While working towards my goal of cooking more, I realized one thing. Boils are easy. You boil some water, add some spices and chopped up food, and that's it! Enter, my first shrimp boil.

The picture isn't that descriptive as I didn't think to take one until I was putting away the leftovers but it was very easy to do and tasted phenomenal. 

1 pound thawed shrimp
1 pound Andouille sausage, chopped up into 2 inch segments
3 corn cobs broken into three pieces
About 7 miniature potatoes in approximately 1 inch segments
Boil spices (can be found at the store, I used a shrimp/crab one) 

The next step is to boil a large pot of water with the spices and everything but the shrimp in it. Then, when it's all about cooked (test the potatoes) you throw in the shrimp and let it boil for 2 to 5 minutes. Don't add them too early or else they'll be chewy.

The second thing tonight is a miniature craft project. I have some masses growing in my right forearm and they cause swelling and a lot of pain with pressure so I've been wimping out about exercise. No more, I say!

My solution? The workout jar.

Empty candle jar (one of my DC's)
Washi tape
Letter stickers (if desired)

Without the lid.

With the lid, and a dollar for today's workout!

I'm not sure what my reward will be when I reach $100, but I will be sure to let you know.

And now, for the Basset picture, one that could melt an icecap.
I think she was about 2 months old for in this picture

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