#pastalove Spicy Parmesan Shrimp Skillet

May is #pastalove month!  Here is the link to the original post for the blog hop.  I did the #berrylove#greenlove#chocolatelove blog hop before.

This is super yummy.  It definitely has a kick, but is not very spicy.  I really like shrimp and have not had it for what feels like a really long time now.  This hit the spot!

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Meatballs with Ricotta in Milk

I had so much difficulty making these!!  I tried twice, and still, they were not that good.  I think they should be awesome!  I love ricotta and parmesan!  I really like meatballs.

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The Hunger Games: Hot Chocolate

This is an ongoing series of food related to The Hunger Games, here are the links to the other recipes- Peeta’s raisin nut bread, the bakery bread Katniss and Gale ate in the woods, the Capitol pancakes, lunch with Cinna (chicken in orange sauce), District 11 bread, Mellark’s apple and goat cheese tarts, goose liver and puffy bread, lamb stew and dried plums, cake on fire,

“They call it hot chocolate,” says Peeta.  “It’s good.”

I take a sip of the hot, sweet, creamy liquid and a shudder runs through me.  Even though the rest of the meal beckons, I ignore it until I’ve drained my cup.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss, p 55

Finally, I fill a plate with rolls and sit at the table, breaking off bits and dipping them into hot chocolate, the way Peeta did on the train.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss, p 87

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Spicy Grilled Cheese

Earlier this week I biked all the way to school.  Which road trip is 18.6 miles!!  I get to school and find out it is student success day, which means all classes are canceled.  Way to be a kill joy!  Oh well, I was exhausted and decided to eat near by so I could rest my legs a little.  I went to Nina’s cafe and they had this delicious grilled cheese with cayenne pepper and sunflower seeds.  I have never tried that.  And it was amazing!

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Irish Carrot Potato Soup


Last but not least the soup!  This soup is pureed, so there are zero chunks of anything.  My friend, Leslie, has been to Ireland and is partially Irish.  She told me this is how it is done in Ireland.  Pureed soup.  Works for me.

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The Hunger Games: Goose Liver and Puffy Bread

This is an ongoing series of food related to The Hunger Games, here are the links to the other recipes- Peeta’s raisin nut bread, the bakery bread Katniss and Gale ate in the woods, the Capitol pancakes, lunch with Cinna (chicken in orange sauce), District 11 bread, Mellark’s apple and goat cheese tarts, lamb stew and dried plums, cake on fire, hot chocolate,

I program the closet for an outfit to my taste.  The windows zoom in and out on parts of the city at my command.  You only need to whisper a type of food from a gigantic menu into a mouthpiece and it appears, hot and steamy, before you in less than a minute.  I walk around the room eating goose liver and puffy bread until there’s a knock on the door.  Effie’s calling me to dinner.

Good. I’m starving.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss, p 75

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