May 21, 2020

Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp

When my husband and I got married, we enjoyed a 2-week vacation on two separate islands in Hawaii as our Honeymoon.  One of those islands was Oahu.  We were told by locals that the Giovanni shrimp truck on the North Shore was definitely something not to miss.  They were so right!  We trekked out there twice while we were on that island, just to enjoy the Garlic Shrimp they serve. 


Several years back I went on a pursuit to recreate that famous shrimp dish.  I have come pretty close to the taste we remember, simplifying it for a busy home cook.  Giovanni's served a large helping of their Garlic Shrimp with sides of white rice drizzled with the garlic sauce and a slice of fresh lemon for seasoning the shrimp and rice.  So incredible!



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Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp

1 lb cooked Jumbo shrimp, defrosted & tails removed
1 tbsp flour
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter
4 tbsp minced garlic
1 fresh lemon, sliced into wedges

In a large food storage bag, add flour and spices.  Shake mixture together to combine.  Add shrimp to bag, seal.  Toss shrimp in flour mixture until very well coated.  Place shrimp into a foil lined 9x13 baking dish, arranging in a single layer. Spoon garlic on top of shrimp.  Place pats of butter in dish.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, until heated through and garlic is golden. Serve shrimp with white rice and a slice of fresh lemon.


We start off with frozen already cooked shrimp that have been deveined and tails removed. Then just mix up the seasoning in a large food storage bag and coat the shrimp.  



Top the shrimp with LOTS of minced garlic and some butter.  You can pre-melt the butter and pour it over or you can just put pats on top and they will melt in the oven.


When it is done baking, it comes out looking something like this with a thickened buttery garlic sauce.  Give it a good stir and it's ready to serve.



This is such an easy and fast recipe for any day of the week.  The shrimp take only a short bit to bake and while that is going you can get the rice cooking and any sides prepared.  Trust me when I say, this is so amazingly good!






May 1, 2020

May 2020 Monthly Menu Plan



I always meal plan for the entire month using the bulk of ingredients we already have on-hand. But, this month is once again unprecedented.  The world is currently in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Because of this, grocery stores are completely sold out of many staple items in our area and have been for many weeks now.  We have been eating from our food storage, but I am working at restocking things as they become available again.

As recipes are published, they will be linked to in future menu plans. You can also find published recipes under Labels on the right side of this blog or by simply doing a Search.

Here is the menu plan for  May 2020:

  1.  Crockpot Chicken in a Hurry, Mashed Potatoes, Corn Cob, Homemade Coleslaw
  2.  Take-Out
  3.  Chili Smothered Baked Potatoes, with Sour Cream, Onions, Cheese
  4.  Spaghetti Carbonara
  5.  Take-Out
  6.  Crockpot Cream Cheese Crack Chicken Chili
  7.  Cheesy Tuna Helper
  8.  Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken, Rice
  9.  Southern Chicken Patties with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Corn Cob
10.  Mother's Day - My Choice
11.  Crockpot Orange Chicken Drumsticks, Baked Potatoes, Veggie
12.  Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti, Garlic Bread
13.  Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken, Rice, Veggie
14.  Cheeseburger Helper
15.  Crockpot Lentils and Rice, Veggie
16.  Baked Mini Puff Pancakes, Oven Turkey Bacon, Eggs, Fruit
17.  My Birthday - My Choice
18.  Crockpot Sweet Fire Chicken, Rice, Veggie
19.  Pres. Reagan's Mac n Cheese, Chicken Nuggets, Veggie
20.  Crockpot Creamy Potato Soup, Cheddar Bay Biscuits
21.  Crockpot Pinto Beans and Rice with Toppings, Homemade Cornbread
22.  Homemade Fettuccine Alfredo, Garlic Bread
23.  Crazy Crust Pizza
24.  Baked Poorboy Subs, Oven Potato Wedges
25.  Memorial Day - Hot Dogs, Oven Potato Wedges, Baked Beans, Corn Cob
26.  Crockpot Vietnamese Chicken & Veggies, Rice
27.  Crockpot Baked Ziti, Garlic Bread
28.  Crockpot Cranberry Pork Chops, Butter Rice, Veggie
29.  Crockpot Sweet Teriyaki Chicken, Rice, Veggie
30.  French Bread Pizza