someone’s in the kitchen, I know

Earlier this week I asked my daughter Elizabeth if there was anything different she might want to eat for a night or two since hubby wouldn’t be here for dinner. I’m not very motivated at the moment to come up with new things! She thought about it and decided to pull out a newish cookbook she has for making tapas. She spent a summer in Spain and enjoyed tapas there; little bites of food I think maybe it is, sort of like appetizers. She picked several different things to make so it would be a meal for us. It all turned out great….garlicky shrimp with yellow rice and grilled portobellos; the portobello mushrooms were supposed to have a hazelnut gremolata drizzled over the top. The topping didn’t happen because we live in the middle of nowhere and they don’t sell hazelnuts in the middle of nowhere apparently!

I did some chopping for her while she made the shrimp and rice; the mushrooms were quick on the grill. Pretty colorful and it was all really yummy. I think the rice was supposed to be put in tortillas, then rolled up and cut but neither one of us wanted it like. I’m glad we did shrimp while hubby was gone; he’s not as fond of it as we are.
I hope Liz will try a few more of her recipes while she’s still at my house!

10 Responses to ““Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah..””

  1. Tammy Says:


    Hey, bloglines isn’t showing everyone with new posts- thought I’d come check on you, and sure enough you have had them!

    Come over and check out my giveaway, Gail! 🙂

  2. Susanne Says:

    She can certainly come to my house and try some more out! Yummy.

  3. annie Says:

    I want some!

  4. Sonya Says:

    The shrimp looks wonderful! Mmmmm! Wish I were there!

  5. Karen Says:

    That looks delicious, all of it. It sounds like you two had a lot of fun.

  6. Stacy Says:

    Yeah, Liz is cooking! That all looks really good, my kind of food. I love every bit of that, and I bet you guys had fun cooking together 🙂

  7. Robin Says:

    That shrimp looks fabulous! What a fun “girl night”!

  8. Sandra Says:

    Oh YUM, that looks so good.

  9. Stacy (the other one) Says:

    Looks fantastic!!

  10. jen Says:

    It is hard for me experiment with young kids…so envy you and E. I love to cook different things and this sounds fun.

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