Chris and I have decided we will try meal planning. Before last week we would just get home, talk and talk and talk about what we wanted for dinner, then eventually pull something together or eat out. (Boo to the last one)
After stalking numerous blogs and websites, I got together a handful of recipes I wanted to try. Armed with my list, I hit the isles of the grocery store running.
A hit last week was this super-simple take on spaghetti. If you know Chris and I you know
we Chris LOVES spaghetti. I love it, but Chris can stand to have it seven days a week if I let him. Not kidding. I was getting a little tired of the normal meat sauce, so I decided to make it healthy (all around - pasta and sauce) and have shrimp spaghetti instead!
I am really trying to make our home a tad bit healthier. We are guilty of downing Coke and having ice cream as an appetizer. Hey, sometimes we are a little impatient, okay?!
For the shrimp I bought frozen, already cooked shrimp. I forgot what brand, but they came in a bag. After thawing them I sauteed them in a little butter, garlic, and a random assortment of other herbs and spices.
For the asparagus I baked them at 350 for about 20 minutes, then broiled them for about a minute. Before I put them in the oven I spread a little butter over the top of them, sprinkled on some garlic salt and pepper, then topped them with Parmesan cheese. Chris declared this was the "best asparagus ever" and kindly asked for me to never forget this recipe.
I served the shrimp over organic tomato and basil spaghetti sauce and whole wheat noodles.
It was quite delish if I do say so myself!
Have you ever made this version of spaghetti? Any suggestions for me? Lots of people mentioned using spaghetti squash. We have tried, but aren't completely sold on it. We just love our noodles :)
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