Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Home for Others

I don't know about you but one of my favorite things is hosting people in my home. I love visits from near and far and the past couple of weeks have been a real joy with several overnight guests. More company stopped in for an overnight stay last night. This sweet senior couple (they're just like family) are from Louisiana so I made sure to cater to their tastes for our supper meal. What did I serve? Shrimp Creole of course, and a delicious garden salad. It was the perfect summer meal for a warm evening.

Shrimp Creole

2 tbsp. cooking oil
2 tbsp. flour
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper

1 19 oz. can Aylmer stewed tomatoes
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1tbsp. white vinegar
2 tsp. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. fresh basil

1 lb. medium or large shrimp, cooked
2 cups peas & carrots, cooked

Heat oil in frying pan. Mix in flour, chili powder, salt & pepper.

Add tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, sugar and basil. heat and stir until boiling and thickened.

Add shrimp and vegetables. Heat through. Make a ring of cooked white rice on a large plate. Pour shrimp mixture into center of ring. Serves 4.


Afterward we ventured out to the neighborhood ice cream stand for a special treat! It was so nice to visit together.

Now I'm changing bed linens and making
Children's Favourites to have on hand for our next guests which arrive tomorrow afternoon. Yeah!! I'm so glad our home can be used for others. And finally, Monday we're getting our summer break and we're off for a week to a campmeeting where we'll be seeing friends and family.


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