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Easy Shrimp Gazpacho/Recipe

Easy Shrimp Gazpacho

Ingredients
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
2 large tomatoes (heirlooms if you can get ’em), chopped
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/2 sweet onion, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup parsley, plus extra for garnish
1/2 cup olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and add shrimp and Old Bay. Simmer until shrimp are pink and cooked through, about 3-5 minutes. Drain and cool the shrimp in ice water.
Put tomatoes, cucumber, onion, parsley, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper into a blender and puree until smooth.
At this point you can pop it in the fridge to cool it down, or you can serve it at room temperature. When you are ready to serve it up, divide the soup among bowls, garnish with the shrimp and some chopped parsley, drizzle with a little olive oil and serve!
Notes
I like to get smaller shrimp and put them into the soup whole, but if you prefer larger shrimp you can cut them into bite-sized pieces before adding to the soup for easier eating!

 

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Thanksgiving Tag, Challenge

https://maggietiggles.wordpress.com/2018/11/14/thanksgiving-tag/

https://stubaby777.wordpress.com/2018/11/19/thanksgiving-tag/


See the source imageA- Abundant 

Abundant love from my husband, and my God and my family.

B- Babies

Babies that the Lord gave me, all of my children are my greatest loves.

C- Crayons

Crayons have always been great, without them in my life I would never of had such wonderful coloring memories.

D- Dressing

Absolutely love dressing, stuffing, it is simply one of my favorite dishes.

E- Everyone

Everyone that I have known, passed by, seen or interacted with, they are something in some way or shape to be thankful for.

F- Fried foods

Although bad for oyu, I love fried mushrooms, fried French fries, and fried goodies

G- Gifts

Not for me but to those I give to. I love seeing their faces when I give a gift.

H- Hair

I love that I have hair, although it is very fine and thin, I am thankful for it.

I- Ink

It is a much taken for granted tool. I appreciate having it, it is a way to express my self.

J- Jesus

How could I not be thankful for him. Without him and his grace I would not be here.

K- Kit Kats

I love this sweet treat, it is fun to chip away at the edges of chocolate and eat the wafered center.

L-love

Love, self-explanatory!!!!!!!

M- my name

Thankful for my name, MICHELLE.

N- Notes

Music notes, self-written notes, love notes, etc. Without notes it would definitely be a boring life for me.

O- Onward

Being able to move onward with things in my own life. That ability and that direction is so crucial for me.

P- pets

Where would I be without the love of my pets? It is some place I hope to never be.

 Q- questions

The ability to get questions answered … the benefits are numerous

R- rest

I am thankful for rest, in any shape or form. Mentally and Physically

S- safety

Safety…it says it all.

T- Things

I am thankful for all the things I have.

U- umbrellas

No fun getting rained on. Thankful for umbrellas.

V- variety

I am thankful for having variety.

W- wardrobe

I am thankful for clothes and my wardrobe. I could not imagine going around naked. Just saying.

X- Marking the spot…lol

Y- yesterdays

What a life it would be or not without our yesterdays, the good the bad and the not so great….and all the good ones!!!!

Z- zebras

What a cool looking horse!  Haha I know it is not a horse.


I nominate

https://livingoutlouddaily.com/

https://legaseinc.com/

http://minimalistendeavors.com/

 

 

 

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Sunday Whirl, Wordle 378, Challenge

https://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2018/11/18/wordle-378/

11 words  from which to choose…

Watching the NEWS, you will soon start to see more than not a STREAM of bad news. This can cause a person to REGRET watching it. Our world is filled with so many things that can take a person’s CHEER. There are things we hear about and see that are happening . Those things can STING and hurt to our very core. I choose to write and express some of my feelings in blogging. It is a good thing when we can let that stuff DRIFT out of our heads, and away from our hearts.

With EASE we can try to go through life, if we keep our hearts FREE of the hurt. If we live life with no regrets. That does not mean that there won’t be periods of hurt and disappointments, and like watching the news there won’t be turmoil or dying or suffering.  The fact is that we do not have to BINGE on all that negativity. We all hang on to our life by a FRINGE of hope. Without hope we have nothing that matters much. There would be no need to ever change things or be optimistic.

TO SAIL through life we need good wind(hope), a good current(optimism), and good weather(experiences). Without those things, we are “dead in the water”.

MwsR <3

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Me… letter with words

It had to be you know, there was no more me living on pins and needles. There was no possible way, I could let you rule the rest of my decisions, for my life left to live.

I had to leave when I did. It was getting so hectic and unbearable. I was virtually a prisoner to the a deck of cards, never knowing when the next card would fall or what it would be. It was not the life I wanted for me.

Familiar was never a reason to stay, and to be treated that way. Love was not going to fight all your demons you had built around yourself and mine too. One of us had to let go. One of us had to love enough to break free. That one who did was me. I loved myself for once in my life, back then, on that day. The day when I turned and waved.

I was desperate but not foolish, I could take care of myself and that I did. Without you, or him, or anyone in my family circle back then. I survived to make a new way, forget past judgements that were thrown my way. I was going to be a better me and live to tell. My own stories of personal hell.

I did it, here I am writing a post on my own webpage, because this time I am the in “charge of” host. I am the one who gets to recall as I see fit, all the darkness , each and every bit. I get to decide to give time to thinking, of the things that help me so tight against the wall to hell back then. I am the one who in all intense description, yet, still lives it over and over again, not you. Never you.

I will manage at times to appear to regress, see myself sometimes crying out and starting to stress. I find that I love you still despite all I choose to let go of. I find I want you in my life despite the cruel ways you use to let me dangle and twist and almost choke my own life out.

I find that pain is no more a server of knowledge, and sometimes gives us enough to carry on. I find myself trudging past all the why’s and what if’s and I find mostly I am still so lost in it… I know it has become like a part of my skin, serving a purpose that I cannot see, a part of forgiveness that I had to give to me. A part that says I am no more a loser and a no good. I am a person who has loved and lost. More lost than been loved. I am  a person who caries their heart on their shoulders, and still holds out a hand. I cannot picture me any other kind of man.

I wanted to just tell you, should you ever read, these words I have written and left for you to see,

MwsR<3

No more a prisoner! Hmm, that sounds good if only my eyes and  heart would agree!

 

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