Saturday, August 23, 2014

Shrimp and Pasta to beat the heat
{Book #3 in Cookbook Countdown}

Earlier this month I talked about a few organizational projects I had going. One of those was culling the vast amount of books I have hoarded over the years.



That’s fiction, non-fiction, biographies and yes….cookbooks. I collect them and have an unhealthy obsession about bringing more cookbooks home. Well, I have a good start on going through the packed bookshelves which spill over in chaotic piles. I pull one book off the shelf and prepare something – then I decide if the book stays or goes to live elsewhere.

The Culinary Journey to the Mediterranean is book #3 in my Cookbook Countdown. This one won’t be put out of the house as it’s chock full of delicious and healthy fare. We’ve had several meals from this one and have enjoyed them all. The Espana Chicken is highly recommended.




This time we prepared the shrimp and pasta. It’s a summery type meal and one we enjoy when the weather is steaming hot. Fall may be around the corner for some parts of the US but not here. Today our heat index topped at 111 F (44 C ) – not fun. It’s certainly not patio weather so our meals have been taken inside.





This is my third book in the Cookbook Countdown hosted at Kitchen Flavours.

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I am also sharing this with Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking Series.



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11 comments:

Beth F said...

That dish looks delish! I too have decided to cull my cookbooks. I need to get books OFF THE FLOOR! I just can't stand it anymore.

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

This dish is perfect for a summer's night. Thanks for sharing.

JoAnn said...

That shrimp looks so good! Sure hope you get some relief from that oppressive heat soon.

Laurie C said...

Wow! That is hot! I love Mediterranean dishes and that shrimp looks fantastic.

Carole said...

Hi Tina - I finally solved my cookbook problem by getting them from the library instead of buying - there are only about 2 a year that actually are worth buying - the rest have only a few things of interest Cheers from Carole''s Chatter

Ashley Blom said...

Yum! I love the flavors in this. Very summery.

lawstudentscookbook said...

I should do the same thing with my cookbook collection. This looks like a great book to own!

Lady Lilith said...

Looks great. I can go for some now.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Tina,
Your pasta dish looks delicious! I love shrimps and with Mediterranean flavours sounds really yummy! I'm trying to cook or bake at least one recipe from all the cookbooks that I have, but I keep going back to my favourite books!
Thanks for sharing with CYB!

Joanne said...

Going through my cookbooks while packing has definitely made me realize that I need to use them more! Love this easy no-stress pasta dish!

Tina said...

It's so nice to log on and see such wonderful comments. I have been visiting you all at your sites when there is a link available.

Thanks to all!