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shrimp piccata pasta

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Marissa’s childhood friend, Lindsey, is getting married in March.


Marissa and Lindsey’s other bridesmaids and maid of honor threw Lindsey’s bridal shower here at our house on Saturday.


The girls (Abigail, Kaley, Alyse, and Marissa) did a fabulous job! The shower was a huge hit!

dessert table

Lindsey and all her guests were rightly impressed.


We set up the “savory” station consisting of cheeses …


… Italian meats…

salad and bread

… breads, crackers, and salads.


Then there were the wonderful Essence Bakery desserts! Oh my!

pool bar

We set up the bar down in the pool kitchen.

milk bottles

We used my vintage milk bottles – along with the necessary signs to keep guests from being scared off by the beat-up bottles.

Yesterday, I made dinner for the first time in more than a week, to the delight of my family. It had been an unusual, difficult, and busy week. The recipe follows.

shrimp piccata

Shrimp Piccata Pasta

  • 28 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
    3 tablespoons flour
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 20 lemon slices
  • 2/3 cup dry white wine
    20 pitted olives
    2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
    8 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked

flour shrimp

In a medium bowl toss shrimp with flour that is seasoned with salt and pepper until lightly coated. Set aside.

melt butter

In a large skillet melt the butter with the olive oil.

saute onion

Add the onion and saute for 2 minutes.

cook shrimp

Push the onions to the side of the pan and add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2 more minutes.

add lemon

Turn over the shrimp and add the lemons to the pan.

remove shrimp

Pour the wine into the pan and simmer for 2 minutes.

simmer sauce

Remove shrimp from the pan, then add the olives and garlic and simmer until the sauce is reduced slightly.

Return shrimp to the wok. Cook and stir about 1 minute more or until heated through. Serve immediately over hot pasta.

Serves 4


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1 Sheila { 01.26.15 at 9:08 AM }

Looks awesome but best photo was one of Marissa at the end- great smile!

2 Marissa { 01.26.15 at 9:50 AM }

Thanks Sheila!

Dinner looks delicious! So sad I had to leave and was forced to eat airport tacos.

3 Anne { 01.27.15 at 10:29 AM }

Love seeing the pics! Beautiful setting for a shower and the girls did a wonderful job with food and decorating… so happy for Lindsey!! xo

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