Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving for Two

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving... that's do-able. its all new age ghandi and there's enough people out there who are vegetarian that this didn't phase me.
But a Vegetarian Thanksgiving Meal for Two. 
I feel like those words don't belong in the same sentence.
i debated throwing in the towel.
my original shopping list had one item:
-jalapeno cheetos.

slowly but surely the day before i started getting into the spirit.
and this is what we came up with:

*all menu planning/shopping and recipe planning was done within 12 hours of the meal.
it's possible.

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Cold Night.
Make this.
Serves: 6

Time: total: 25minutes

Gather up:
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoons ground black pepper
3/4 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup chopped green onions
1 cup chopped parsley
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Get to Work:

Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain. Set aside.

Pour the cream into skillet, stir constantly. Add everything except the cheese and the shrimp. Doesn’t matter what order.
Reduce heat. Simmer 8-10 minutes.

Stir in cheeses. 

Add shrimp and stir and cook until they are cooked through.

Pour the sauce over noodles and mix well. Save some of the sauce and shrimp to put on the very top to make all pretty and such.