@Shelby - I'm so sorry you've been sick! I'm glad you feel like the worst may be over. You are a trooper.
I’ve had a craving for tomato soup and grilled cheese for a few days. So, I made Quick Tomato Consommé and grilled Cheddar and Provolone on sourdough:
Another night, I did the Butter Poached Shrimp and Orzo that @Anna N introduced us to. Got a nice emulsification of my water and butter:
Salad with greens, homemade croutons, Craisins, and my Daddy’s paprika dressing:
Finished shrimp, spinach, and orzo:
This was very, very rich. It tasted good, but I felt like the balance was off between shrimp and orzo. Another half dozen shrimp and this would have served 4 people, I think. As it was, the two of us finished all the shrimp (1/2 lb.) and had a LOT of orzo and spinach left over. Someone somewhere here mentioned the possibility of doing this with olive oil instead of butter. I cannot even begin to imagine the over-unctuousness that would result in doing so.
Last night was a Carolina dog (slaw and chili), kraut, baked beans and mashed potatoes: