Shrimp Bisque

When my son was younger, he loved to get in the kitchen with me and cook.  He always wanted to create his own recipes by taking whatever he could find and combining the ingredients.  Then, he wanted me to taste it and tell him what I thought.  And, surprisingly, quite a few of them were pretty good.  He usually told me he was making salad… which meant anything from lettuce, cheese, bacon and honey mustard…to anything he found in the deli, vegetable and fruit drawers drenched in ranch.  One day he wanted to re-create a yummy creamy bisque we had in a restaurant.  This is what we came up with.  We used frozen shrimp because it was convenient, and it was what he loved at the time.  It’s already plenty seasoned, but if you use fresh shrimp, you will need to adjust seasonings…maybe saute some garlic with the onion in the first step, and add a bit more salt.   Continue reading “Shrimp Bisque”

Simple Chicken Stir Fry

We eat a lot of Chinese, Japanese and Thai food.  I love all the different flavors, complex layers and, of course, the spice!  I’m a spice girl…LOL!  But seriously it is a really quick and simple weeknight meal.  Because of our job, we get home a little later in the evening.  I don’t have the time or energy to start a meal from scratch at that time of night.  So, I am able to prep a stir fry before work and have it waiting for me to throw into a pan…and in minutes, dinner is ready!   Continue reading “Simple Chicken Stir Fry”