Category Archives: Shellfish

Shrimp and broccoli over polenta. 1/30/23

John set up the polenta for me to stir as he got the shrimp ready to be cooked. We buy frozen 21-25 shrimp with tail-on so he removes the tail for ease of eating. As the polenta thickened and I … Continue reading

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Fancy dinner night. 1/26/23

As a part of our vacation tradition every year our son makes us his “fancy dinner.” John and I are his willing sous chefs. Years ago we had dined at the now defunct Oak City Grill in Menlo Park, CA. … Continue reading

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Shrimp tacos, Mexican rice, spicy beans. 1/25/23

Wednesday’s dinner was more like what we normally eat at home. It was lighter on the fat and the portion size was certainly smaller than the gigantic steaks of yesterday. However, it was just as tasty and filling. John, as … Continue reading

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Shrimp street tacos and salmon summer rolls. 1/22/23

I am always trying to find items which will not blow my food budget when we are on a road trip. Although these tacos came with chips (which I gave away to my dining partners), shrimp and corn tortillas are … Continue reading

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Lightened clam chowder and salad. 1/12/23

When I first saw this recipe I thought yes, I would like to make clam chowder but no, I cannot use three cups of heavy cream! So I went about trying to lighten it up. First I jettisoned the guanciale, … Continue reading

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Shrimp and grits with broccoli. 1/6/22

Tonight John cooked up the rest of our smaller frozen shrimp that we had purchased for Christmas Eve. I took the time to cut each one in half to slow down my eating. By doing that, when John asked if … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve and Christmas, 2022

I hope everyone had wonderful holidays with great food and good times with family and friends. In the excitement of the holidays and all the good things to eat I forgot to take any pictures. So I can merely give … Continue reading

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Fried scallops with tots and salad. 12/8/22

This is my birthday dinner. I love fried scallops and have not had them since July 17, 2020! That’s the thing about having this blog I always know what and when I ate something. So obviously frying stuff is not … Continue reading

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Creamy polenta with shrimp and broccoli. 12/1/22

Tonight John took the lead on dinner making both the creamy polenta and the shrimp. I was relegated to broccoli duty. John makes his creamy polenta with a ratio of 1:5.5 or in this case 1/2 cup polenta to 5 … Continue reading

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Clam chowder. 11/1/22

At last we had a rainy day here in Northern California! So we scuttled our plans to have grilled hamburgers and went with a rainy day soup. The clam chowder I make is not the thick type you usually associate … Continue reading

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