Omg, it is SO beautiful out! I love this time of year up here...late August, early September. It's still warm out, but not oppressive. I love the crisp coolness of Fall in late September and October too, but this is nice cause it's still warm.
We only have 9 days left till Jesse's first day of kindergarten! He is so excited. He's been going to pre-school since he was a year and a half (we started with 2 days a week and slowly worked our way up to 5 over the years), but this is the first time he gets to ride a bus...that's what he's most excited about. The bus ride. I initially didn't want to put him on the bus, but he begged me. I just got the schedule yesterday...7:59am is when it'll be here. We're stop #2. Yippee.......
Yeeeeeah...I told him I'll let him ride in the first couple days, then I'll be driving him in in the mornings. That'll give us an extra 25 minutes since school doesn't start till 8:30 (we only live 2 miles from the school). He can take the bus home every day though. I think it's a good compromise.
Ok guys, I'm off to finish up the weeding I started yesterday. I should be able to finish it up today...hopefully. Perfect day for yard work though...not too hot, not too chilly!
'Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta'
Source:Adapted from Chaos In The Kitchen
4-8 oz fettuccine or linguine
10 tbsp butter, divided
8 oz fresh, sliced mushrooms
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 oz cream cheese, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
2/3 cup boiling water (from your noodle pot)
1 lb cooked shrimp (thawed if using frozen)
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain (reserving 2/3 cups) and return to the pot.
2. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat and saute the mushrooms until soft and brown. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
3. In a seperate large skillet, melt the remaining butter over medium heat. Add minced garlic, cream cheese, and herbs. Simmer cream cheese mixture until well blended. Add the 2/3 cup of boiling pasta water from your noodle pot and mix it in, stirring quickly to smooth out the sauce.
4. Stir in the cooked shrimp and mushrooms. Mix well and simmer (stirring often) until everything is hot and thickened...5-8 minutes. Pour this sauce over the cooked noodle in the pot, and mix well.
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