Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sickness, Bad Movies and Big Dinner Dreams

It's Thursday.
Normally I would be all ecstatic, but this week I was feeling under the weather.
Went home a bit early Monday, couldn't get out of bed at all yesterday...Tuesday was a blur of just trying to make it.
While I was down for the count, I rented Julie and Julia because I decided that despite my raging dislike of Amy Adams, I love Julia Child (and that other thing...oh yeah, FOOD)
and that might make this movie worth it.
Long story short...not enough Julia, WAY TOO MUCH JULIE.
Julia= large, entertaining, loud, hungry for life.
Julie= small, whiny, annoying, hungry for attention.
The best part of that movie for me, was the part where Julie finds out that Julia hates her.
That moment alone salvaged the movie for me.
Ahh...the things you can waste time with when you are sick in bed.
But crappy movies aside, I'm back up and running. And as always, making grandiose cooking plans for this weekend. Home Made Lemon Pepper Shrimp Ravioli.
Just typing that gives me goose bumps.
Say it with me now folks... "Home made Lemon Pepper Shrimp Ravioli". you are all goosebumpy too :)
So, the plan is to use the Lemon Pepper Fettuccine recipe that was in this month's issue of Food Network Magazine for the sauce base, make some home made noodles with lemon juice and herbs in the dough, and then use the Lobster Gram tried and tested Stuffed Shells Recipe for the stuffing mixture.
Hopefully, the outcome will be delicious lemon herb kissed pasta with a decadent creamy shrimp stuffing and a light creamy cheese sauce. Absolutely heavenly.
My toes are curling up with every mental image. It makes me want to go straight home tonight and make this recipe. If only there were more hours in the day.
So, no more lamenting over wasted sick time or bad rental movies, from here on out, the goal is to move towards Friday with single minded determination...