Snowed in (with packaged food!)

The snow barreling down last night (dad has not yet taken the yardstick out for an accurate reading of inches, but says it is 8 degrees/feels like -10) was the perfect excuse to spend New Year’s Eve inside in front of the fire with movies, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, and Chinese food! Too bad that I had my heart set on steamed shrimp/veggies and the woman at the Chinese restaurant said they were too busy to steam anything. Rararararr. So I made my own version.

Steaming green beans, carrots, and mushrooms:


Sauteeing thawed frozen shrimp in olive oil:


Over whole wheat pasta and topped with pesto from a jar (I know, I’m a slacker) and pre-shredded parm (slacker again):




And dessert:


The bathroom was the only place with good lighting, so that’s where I took my ice cream cone:


with dad peeking in the mirror

Dad and Rae Ann did not eat the pint of white rice that came with their Chinese since they also ordered pork fried rice. I couldn’t help myself and did this:


As midnight loomed closer, dad prepped the TV room with wine and …


Homemade shortbread cookies (sent from CA by Alice, my dad’s first wife and the mama of my siblings. Hi CA family!):


Happy New Year!

3 thoughts on “Snowed in (with packaged food!)

  1. Gina says:

    I was at Chris’s parents for New Years and ate all unhealthy things! His dad made eggplant parm and meatballs, plus extra sauce with pork and whole wheat pasta. Then, Pat Shannon made madeline cookies and chocolate covered strawberries for dessert, plus we had leftover cupcakes from Baked and some of my dad’s chocolate peanut butter fudge. I have leftovers of everything in my fridge right now! Still no need for a grocery trip yet…but that will be coming soon! Can’t wait to see you Sunday for brunch!


    • Sarah says:

      Yes, Em, just one piece — it was soooooooooo good, but I knew what I was in for the next day :-). Wish you were here!

      Ohhhhhhhhh my goodness, Gina, that sounds amazing! You should bring samples for all of us on Sunday …


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