On Sunday, RJ and I celebrated our very first Father’s Day. Even though our daughter, Penelope, has about four more weeks (!!!) before she comes into the world, we still consider ourselves parents. Or at least, parents-to-be. Well, parents enough to make a nice dinner!
While RJ was at work, I made him something a little special that he’d been asking for for a while now: shrimp cocktails. They turned out well enough for him to devour them (he ate mine, too, since I wasn’t a big fan) but I have to say I never, ever want to make them again. I hadn’t cooked shrimp from raw before, so it was a learning experience, but a messy and kind of smelly one. I definitely prefer my shrimp hot and in a pasta, or breaded. But he loved it, so that’s all that matters.
Sorry for the less-than-high quality photos; it was getting dark by the time I finished cooking!
In addition to the shrimp cocktails, I also made pasta and vegetables with garlic butter sauce. I used penne, and called my creation “Vegetable Penny.” Hehe. I suspect Penny will like the dinner named after her once she’s old enough to understand it!
What sort of special things did you do for Father’s Day? Let me know in the comments!
Note: This was posted on my old, now defunct, blog that I tried to start back in 2012 called Amber in the Forest. This was the only post I made, and then I gave up. Ha! I figured I loved these muffins so much, that I should repost them here to share with my current readers. Enjoy!
They look like regular muffins, but…
Recipe for Nutella-filled muffins:
Use your favorite plain, sweet muffin recipe. You can make them from scratch, or just make them from a baking mix like Bisquick. Sometimes you need to take shortcuts in life, you know?
Once you have your plan muffin batter, whisk in a tablespoon of Nutella.
Grease your muffin pan, and fill each cup only 3/4 of where you normally fill them to, and reserving some batter.
Bake your muffins for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the oven. Use a teaspoon and a finger to put a dollop of Nutella in the center of each muffin. Then drizzle enough of the remaining batter on each muffin to cover the Nutella. Bake for the remaining usual bake time of your muffin recipe.
And voila! They’ll probably be gone by the end of the day; I ate about half a dozen just myself. Enjoy!
Just some random photos from today.
Summer’s finally here. Even in our foggy little town, the sun is shining.
There are so many flowers blooming all around the neighborhood.
And a yummy sneak peak at a post coming tomorrow!
Have a great weekend everyone.