Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pesto Shrimp Pasta Salad & Fall Break

After a week of no blogging I have decided to peek my head around the corner and see what has been going on. Please forgive me, I took time off without telling anyone – I am pretty sure I would have been fired if this were a “real” job. The excuse? My husband’s Fall Break from school – 2 weeks, and I am LOVING it!! He is an instructor at a local college and at the end of each quarter he will get 1 or 2 weeks off – totally sweet deal! So, needless to say, we have been relaxing and enjoying his work-free days. :)

We have…

Visited my husband’s grandparents. :) They have the most awesome place and I could honestly spend ALL day taking pictures there. These are just a few of the shots I got in the bar. No pun intended, haha.

Pretty cool huh? The bar gets packed every year for their annual Christmas party, a huge celebration with friends and family. It is an event to look forward to all year!

Got to spend time with my in-laws and had a blast. I will have to say this; the family that is crazy together, stays together. (FYI – I am talking fun crazy, not psycho crazy) haha

Took a trip to Michael’s craft store. It was Little Brother’s first trip there so he had plenty to check out. :) I found these totally cute Sweet Treats cutters to be used with clay. If you are interested, check out what can be made with clay and some foodie creativity at Roscata's Etsy store. I am so ready to get back to crafting!

We rummaged through our Halloween Costume box :)

Took the kiddos to the park with Grandma & Papa (my parents). We had a great time, Bubba loved the swing and Little Brother loved the Slurpee. :)

I made some Pillsbury Halloween Cupcakes. Cute, just not original. The kids didn’t mind either way...

And a recipe that I made before the hubby went on break. Unfortunately since he has been home from work nothing exceptional has come out of the kitchen. :( It is discouraging but I will keep at it. Enjoy this wonderful Pesto Shrimp Pasta Salad that was made on a whim but turned out delicious!

Pesto Shrimp Pasta Salad
2 cups cooked pasta, I used Penne Rigate
1 cup cooked shrimp, chilled
½ cup artichoke hearts, quartered
½ cup roasted red bell pepper, cut into strips
¼ cup basil pesto
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

1. Combine pasta, shrimp, artichoke hearts, red bell pepper and pesto
2. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese
3. Enjoy!


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Looks like a fun time! The good thing about blogging (for most of us) is that it's not a job you get fired from, so I say, if you need a week off, TAKE IT! :) Your pasta looks great!

Peggy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sounds like you guys had a fun break! Thanks for popping in to fill us in =)

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Now I know what I can do with the bag of frozen, cooked shrimp I bought recently. Love the look of this salad. Have a great Halloween.


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