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Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Finally, LOST has started up again!!  But, did I get to watch it last night? NOOOOO.  Thank goodness for DVR or I wouldn't get to watch a single TV show.  Until I watch the shows, I will have to keep my radio off and warn people in advance, otherwise, I am sure to hear some interesting fact about the season opener that I don't want to hear!

To save on money, we reduced our DVR sets to only one.  I mean really, do you need more than that?  SOMETIMES!!  I only get a chance to watch one of "my" shows after Taylor (my 5 year old daughter) goes to sleep.  Well, my husband is home by then and we have certain shows that are "our" shows.  LOST is not one of them.  So, by the time I get to watch TV, my husband is home and we watch one of "our" shows.  I don't feel right having him sit through "my" shows, just like he doesn't make me sit through one of "his" shows. He stays up way later than me, so alas, no LOST.  Don't comment me what happened cause I don't want to know.

Next time you're going to sit down for your favorite show, make up some BACON-WRAPPED Shrimp!! Super yummy and not that hard.


24 medium-size shrimp (about 1 pound) shelled and deveined
1/3 cup prepared balsamic vinaigrette
12 slices bacon
24 pickled jalapeno slices
24 wood toothpicks
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tblsp chili sauce
1 tblsp sweet pickle relish
1 tblsp minced sweet red pepper

1. Place shrimp and vinaigrette into a large resealable plastic bag: refrigerate for 15 minutes
2. Microwave bacon for 1 minute on HIGH.  Cut slices in half crosswise (for a total of 24 pieces) and let cool.
3. Heat broiler.  Coat a large broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray.
4. Remove shrimp from marinade, reserving marinade.  Put one piece of bacon on work surface.  Place a shrimp at one end; tuck a jalapeno slice into curl of shrimp.  Roll bacon up tightly to enclose filling, securing with toothpick.  Repeat using all bacon, shrimp and jalapenos (I know, obvious)
5. Stir together mayonnaise, chili sauce, pickle relish, red pepper and 1 tblsp water in small bowl.
6. Place shrimp rolls on prepared pan.  Brush with reserved marinade.  Broil 3 minutes.  Turn, brush with marinade and broil 2 minutes more.  Swerve with sauce for dipping.

Now tell me, will you not LOVE these. 


  1. OK, I won't tell you what happened, but SEE IT SOON. Love the recipe. I'm going to try it tonight.

  2. The movie was worth the money? HMMMM what you pay or what I pay?

  3. Does your husband play video games? Mine does and he too has a thing for Olivia Munn. I don't get it.