Tonight for dinner I made langostinos. You can get them at the frozen section of Trader Joe’s. They taste like a mix between shrimp and lobster. Yum!!!
I made a very simple recipe that I made by looking at some other people’s recipes and using what I liked and leaving out what I didn’t.
First I started to thaw the langostinos in a bowl of warm water. I chopped up a red onion. I used preminced garlic. I heated up some olive oil and some butter in a pan and added in the onion and garlic. I added in half a cup of my favorite wine, dry Riesling. I then added the langostinos. They were still semi frozen, oh well.
While this was being prepared I had set a pot of salted water to boil. I threw in pasta. This time it was orecchiette. I let the wine sauce simmer for a while while I nursed the baby upstairs. I microwaved some frozen broccoli as an easy side dish. That I tossed with olive and grated parmigiana reggiano.
On a side note, baby is obsessed with this banana toothbrush. I brush her teeth with it and she gives me the biggest smile.
This afternoon we hosted a Halloween party at our house. It was so much fun. Here are some of the decorations:
We bought so much candy for the event, and for Halloween as well. So many kids come to our neighborhood so we have to be ready for them! I don’t have a picture of the baby in costume, but she was a pumpkin. I didn’t want to put her in costume until the last minute, so she wouldn’t get dirty.
We supplied the candy. My mom brought brownies and Apple cake. I frosted the brownies and put sprinkles on them. My sister in law brought pizza crumb, which is a crumb cake made only of the crumbs and in the shape of a pizza! My mother in law brought cookies and fruit, and my mom’s friend brought bobka.
Yummmmmmmm. So full of sweets . We also ordered pizza and someone brought a Crave case from White Castle.
I made mulled cider. I used the four spices lined up below. I bought a gallon of apple from target, heated it up and threw in these four spices until the cider was bubbling. I then let the cider simmer. I had mine this way but some guests decided to spike it.
The party was a lot of fun and the baby loved all the attention.