Shrimp Cocktail with Christmas Dip

11 Nov

Hello Everyone,

Here’s another recipe I made last year, it’s wonderful!!! 🙂

Shrimp Cocktail with Christmas Dip

2 cloves garlic

1/4 cup fresh flat leave Italian parsley

1/4 cup fresh basil

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1 cup plain yogurt

4 small avocados peeled, pitted & coarsely chopped

salt and pepper to taste

1 small jar pimentos, drained

32 medium cooked and peeled frozen shrimp, defrosted & patted dry

In a food processor, combine garlic, parley, basil, and lemon juice and pulse several times to chop. Add yogurt, avocados, salt and pepper to taste. Process until smooth, stir in the pimentoes (do not puree them in.) Scrape into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve with the shrimp for dipping.

Earlier today when I picked up the newspaper, they finally had the Taste of the Holidays publication out. I had submitted about 25 recipes. It’s to win a drawing for a $250 gift card. I don’t know who won the gift card yet, but they published 14 of my recipes! I was so excited. They couldn’t publish all of them due to printing space and all the other great recipes people sent in from around the area. Some of them look really good and I want to try some of them out!!!

Tonight we had an Angel Cakes dinner for all the bakers. We had a lady come from one of our charity partners speak tonight.  She spoke about much the residents love the cakes the bakers make for them, she read us about 12 letters from the resident’s and we all had tears in our eyes! It’s make us feel so good to hear from the people we bake cakes for. I know sometimes some of us ME!! Get discouraged and wonder why we even do this when we don’t hear thank you or get thank you cards. It’s great that a lot of us were able to get together and hear each other stories and from the charity partner. It helps us to remember why we make all the cakes! We are making about 40 cakes a month right now, and we are getting requests from other people wanting us to bake for them. We need more bakers through before we can take any more charity partners. I hope we get drum up some more help soon!!! We all had a really good time tonight! I was very happy to be able to make it. Even Ray came with me and helped out a lot! I couldn’t make all these cakes without him!!! LOVE him a lot!! 🙂

Well that’s all I have for tonight, I am very tired. Cleaned a lot today…

Night all…

Amanda 🙂

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Posted by on November 11, 2010 in Appetizers


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