Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Garlic Shrimp with Angel Hair

Here is a great recipe I made the other night. It was so good and only took about 15 minutes to make! Hope you enjoy it too!!

12oz  angel hair pasta
2 1/2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 lb peeled,deveined large shrimp
1 Tbsp grated lemon zest
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup parsley, chopped

1. cook pasta according to directions on box. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water. Drain pasta and return it to pot
2. Meanwhile, heat 2 Tbsp of the butter and the oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring until fragrant, about 1 minute
3. Add shrimp, lemon zest, red pepper, and 1/2 tsp of salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are opaque,3 to 5 minutes; stir in lemon juice
4. Toss pasta with parsley, remaining 1/2 Tbsp butter and 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water ( adding more if pasta seems dry. Add the shrimp and ENJOY

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Whatever happend to compassion????

Have you ever had to deal with a mean teacher, or maybe a really gruff nurse? These are two occupations that come to my mind when I think about professions that require some gentleness, kindness, patience, and compassion. With my son having severe asthma I have dealt with a lot of nurses and doctors, and every time we get a nurse that acts like she is doing us some big favor or that she has better things to do than taking care of her patients, I think to myself " why in the world did they ever become a nurse! As a nurse your job is to help people who need it. If you don't like people then PLEASE don't work in a profession that requires you to be around them and have to interact with them. It is so frustrating to watch and sometimes it takes everything I have to hold my tongue, when a nurse acts like it is so much work to get up off her chair at the nurses station and see to my sons needs. Now I realize that not all nurses are like this. We have had quite a few that we really liked and have gotten to know. All I am saying is that if you do not like people or taking care of them, then please find something else to do with your life.

Friday, February 17, 2012


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Lovable Labels Giveaway

I absolutely LOVE putting labels on my children's things especially since my daughter often looses things. I use them for just about everything!  Lovable Labels was a huge help when it was back to school time and my child needed to have all of her things labeled with her name. The labels were adorable and the girly design we choose made them look all the better. They are practical, affordable and most importantly to me, they are durable! 

I was recently sent their Friendship Pack and I was so excited when they arrived. We could not wait to use them!  Here is the best part about the Friendship Pack (besides the 120 awesome labels we received!) If you order the Friendship Pack, you also get to order the Friendship Sampler for a friend at no extra cost which means you will receive an extra 40 labels to gift to someone else. My daughter Lexi was thrilled to be able to make some for her friend and her friend loved them when we gave them to her. I love that you can choose what you want on them and personalize them with your child's name! For just $24.95, you cannot get a better value!!!!!  You can choose any icon for your labels and they come in 2 different color sets, Bedazzled for girls and Majestic for the boys. This is a limited time only deal though so hurry up if you want to take advantage of this fabulous buy. You have until February 28th to place your order.


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