The snow barreling down last night (dad has not yet taken the yardstick out for an accurate reading of inches, but weather.com 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):
The bathroom was the only place with good lighting, so that’s where I took my ice cream cone:
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!