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Quick Tasty Ice Cream Treat

My son found this quick ice cream recipe treat that took little or no time to make.  The recipe started with a carton of ice cream softened, vanilla wafers crushed with butter which was layered on the bottom of the pan first.  We put the softened ice cream on top of the vanilla wafers and then put nuts on top of the ice cream.  We alternated this method two times and at the end we topped it off with nuts, sprinkles and chocolate.  Of course it is up to your imagination what will taste good as you top your treat off.  The longest part was the wait for the ice cream to harden back up in the freezer so that we could enjoy eating what we created.   I have to admit, I had doubts at first but I think I actually love this recipe.  I must say very tasty and a great kid treat.  I thought I would share since it really was a nice quick tasty treat.

Shrimp Fettuccine With Spinach and Parmesan

So for 2016 I am trying to cook recipes that I have not tried before.  I have lots of cookbooks including recipes that I have collected over the years but have never actually found the time to try my recipe collection out.  Here is my first test recipe and I think it was a good choice. 

My family including myself did in fact enjoy it and it was what I would consider a very simple recipe that did not require a lot of time.  I added mushrooms to this recipe which I thought was a great addition.

Here is a picture of the finished meal… Shrimp Fettuccine with Spinach and Parmesan and below the picture is the recipe just in case anyone is interested in trying it.







8 ounces uncooked fettuccine

2 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

10 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

3/8 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

6 ounces fresh baby spinach

1 ¼ ounces Parmesan cheese, shaved


  1.  Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
  2. Melt butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute.  Remove garlic from pan with a slotted spoon; place in a small bowl.  Increase heat to medium-high.  Add shrimp, salt, and pepper to pan; cook 4 minutes or until shrimp are done, stirring occasionally.  Add pasta, spinach, and garlic to pan; cook 1 minute or until spinach wilts, tossing to coat.  Sprinkle with cheese.
Serves 4 (serving size about 1 2/3 cup)Protein 22.2g  Carb 45.4g  Fiber 2.8g  Chol 112mgIron 3.3mg  Sodium 549 mg Calc 194 mg
Calories 388  Fat 13.4 g


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