First I want to say I never win raffles but I guess if you participate in enough you will eventually win…Thanks to Foodieblogroll and Jane Doiron I just got my copy of Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms. It has a lot of good tips on how to make ahead and freeze or even just refrigerate earlier in the day or day before. A lot of things I have blogged about but new recipes to try. Now if I could just win a new car or room makeover:)
This weeks Barefoot Contessa recipe was Shrimp Bisque. I have never even thought of making this until the challenge given by Jennifer of Our Blessed Home. I am not a big creme based soup girl but this was pretty good. Very simple as well. I found boxed seafood stock at Whole Foods so I did not have to make that. I also used the whole can of tomato paste thinking it would give a less creamy taste. It makes a pretty pink dish if you want something special for Valentine’s day. The kids moderately enjoyed it, I should of halved the recipe which would have been easily done, they basically tasted a little of the broth and picked out the shrimp.
It was not so good left over a few days later!!