Saturday, June 26, 2010

Three Years!

My wonderful husband and I just celebrated our 3 Year Anniversary June 23rd. I can't believe it's already been 3 years, time has flown by. Sometimes it's hard to say only 3 years because we started dating in high school. So, technically we've been together for over 11 years! He's the love of my life and I love him more and more each day. This is a picture of us from our trip to St. Lucia in December. It was heaven on earth! They most beautiful place I've ever seen. Hopefully pictures to come soon!

This year, our fabulous cake lady was moving the week of our actual anniversary so she made us our anniversary cake a week early. So we celebrated a week early too! Here are some pictures of our anniversary dinner.

Pasta with Creamy Shrimp

3 Tbsp Olive Oil
3 Tbsp Butter
4-5 Garlic Cloves, Finely Chopped
1 Small Red Bell Pepper, Diced
2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
1/2 Cup Dry White Wine
1 Lb Dry Pasta (We used Fetichinni)
12 Oz Raw Shrimp, Shelled and Chopped
1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
Salt and Pepper
Chopped Fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley, to Garnish

Heat oil and butter over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and red bell pepper. Cook few seconds and stir in tomato paste and wine. Cook 10 minutes, stirring.

Meanwhile, boil your pasta until tender but still firm. Drain and return to pan.

Add shrimp to sauce and raise heat to medium-high. Cook 2 minutes, stirring, until it turns pink. Reduce heat, stir in the cream. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly, until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.

Transfer pasta to serving dish, add the sauce, sprinkle with parsley. Toss well and enjoy!

My little helper, Nellie

And WaLa!

For dessert, Italian Cream Anniversary Cake with Cream Cheese filling and Buttercream frosting!! AMAZING!

Mike and I plan to take a weekend trip to Kansas City in August to celebrate. We are going to the Royals/Yankees Game and out and about on the town . Go Yankess!
Pasta Recipe from Pasta Love Food Cook Book
Cake by Sweet Temptations by Jennifer Loveland (