My husband was on a business trip last week, I tagged along, I like when that happens!!! I poke around wherever I want - I checked out a few antique markets and a few thrift stores. I know I don't buy much any more, but really, I expected at least a couple more little things! I nearly had two Vera scarves, one scarf seemed familiar and it was priced at $5 so I wasn't taking the chance, the other scarf I had lined up to pay, there were about ten people ahead of me and one cashier open - not worth it for one scarf which wasn't even an exceptional one!
My purchases were both made at antique markets, not a thrift store purchase to be had, which is sad. The vintage merchandise in these stores is just not there now, I am so glad I have what I do and found a lot of it for great prices. And, there was one less store to shop at as all Ontario Goodwill shops closed last week.
I am always on the lookout for one of these Prince Edward Island pennants, finally, I have one..
I love vintage Valentines, the copyright on this Valentine book is 1980 so I guess we'll say it's vintage, as you can't buy these books now. Some pages are punch out, some are to be cut out - it's so cute! I plan to use some in my Pocket Letters.
I think the days of me having many thrifty find posts are coming to a screeching halt - but like I've said, I really need nothing. I still like to look though!!
I love it when I find a new recipe that's easy to make and tastes delicious. I found this "Creamy Shrimp Alfredo Pasta" today when I was browsing - the original recipewas found on NatashasKitchen.com I thank her for posting this tasty recipe!!
Creamy Shrimp Alfredo Pasta
Fettucine or Penne Pasta
Shrimp - I used 10 large shrimp for the two of us
1 tbsp. oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp. butter
1 garlic clove
1/3 cup white wine
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Sprinkle of Paprika
Parsley or basil for garnish
Lightly season shrimp with salt, pepper and paprika. Preheat large skillet to med/high and add 1 tbsp. oil. Add shrimp and cook 1-2 minutes per side, do not overcook. Remove shrimp to a bowl.
I started cooking the fettucine after the first step. Drain when cooked, do not rinse.
In your same frying pan, over medium/high heat, add 2 tbsp. butter, cook onion, stir in garlic and cook together. Stir in 1/3 cup white wine and reduce to 25%, scraping the bottom to deglaze the pan.
Stir in cream and simmer for 2 minutes. Sprinkle the top with 1/3 cup parmesan and stir until creamy and smooth. Add 1/4 tsp. paprika and season with salt and pepper.
Turn off heat and add cooked shrimp and pasta to the frying pan. Garnish with parsley or basil.
This is a definite winner, I've pinned it for future use!
My first post for 2016 and it's going to be about "Pocket Letters" because I love making them, swapping and receiving them in the mail. I started this craze back in the spring, I haven't made as many as some people, but I still feel like I'm addicted to them!!! I've met some great ladies through these swaps, some of which I continue to swap with. Honesty is a big part of it, 95% of the time everything goes smoothly, but there are always those people out there who commit to a swap and then come up with excuse after excuse why you haven't received their letter. I don't swap with them again!
That's all the letters that have arrived at my house - I really need to get bigger binders. I received 21 Christmas letters, which I placed all in the bulging binder at the top. In total there are 62 pocket letters in those binders.
After being away over Christmas, I made my first letter yesterday, to replace one that didn't reach it's destination, mine didn't make it to her either, that's so strange! She requested a winter one. Today, all the Christmas and winter things will be packed away, next up - Valentine Pocket Letters or just what ever I want!
Here's a couple of Christmas letters I made...
And a couple of regular ones that I made a while back...