WOOHOO!! Stacy has finished her cross-country move, and has Random Tuesday Thoughts back on its feet!! It's about time! I have been dying for a good random. Let's see what's been rattling around in n my head...
Happy Birthday to Jimmy yesterday. We did our usual weird family feast. Jimmy requested all of his seafood faves. The menu...
Roasted Shrimp Cocktail
Linguini with Fresh Clams
The Roasted Shrimp Cocktail is something of a revelation, thanks to my friend Amanda, who made it for our Grease Sing-Along. It's Ina Garten's recipe - SO easy, and yet a serious step up from the usual old boiled shrimp method - really moist and flavorful. Try it...
Roasted Shrimp Cocktail
2 lb. shrimp
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel and devein the shrimp. Ina says to leave the tails on, but I hate tails, so take them off. Toss the shrimp with the oil, salt and pepper, then spread out on a roasting pan in a single layer. Roast for 8 to 10 minutes just until pink and firm and cooked through. Chill before serving.
And don't you dare use bottled cocktail sauce! My Mama always kept horseradish and ketchup in the fridge because she was such a cocktail sauce fiend!
Oh. My. God.
Have y'all been watching this last season of Breaking Bad? Aaaaaaaaaaaaa! Crazy, man! I am dying. And no, I'm not going to give up any spoilers, it's too good to ruin for people. I will, however, give y'all a cool link - Breaking Bad Name Lab. Go there and you can Breaking Badify your name like so...
How did I miss this show??!! Thanks to my sister-in-law, the Amazing Niki, I have, at long last, discovered Hell on Wheels. As a massive AMC fan, who hasn't missed an episode of Breaking Bad or Mad Men, I don't know how I hadn't discovered it. It's a raw and gritty western, based on the real story of the temporary, mobile town that moved along the rails as they were building the Transcontinental Railroad. It's got cowboys and indians and whores and emancipated slaves and politicians and Mormons and this guy...
...what more could you want?
Okay, this is rather...disturbing. NYC artist Danny Evans has done a series of pictures positing what a number of famous celebrities would look like if they were just regular folks like you and me, sans Botox, personal trainers and hair and makeup artists. Enjoy...
That's it for today. Don't forget to run over to Stacy's and visit the other Random Tuesday Thinkers!