Friday, September 1, 2017

I like to go back and look at past posts. 
Cozy Food Friday 
is one of my favorite blog days.
I came across this post from July 11, 2014
and it made me hungry right away, and I bet it will you too!

Flashback Friday/COZY FOOD FRIDAY!

Cozy Food Friday!

That means it's time to share a recipe from 
another great cozy mystery!

Today's recipe comes from the sixth book in Karen MacInerney's Gray Whale Inn Mystery series,

John's Shrimp And Pasta Alfredo
(With special thanks to Bethann Eccles)

Alfredo Sauce
1/4 cup butter
8 oz. cream cheese
2 tsp garlic powder
2 cups milk
6 oz. grated Parmesan cheese
Pepper to taste

   Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. When melted, add cream cheese and garlic powder. Stir near-continuously with a whisk until the cream cheese is fully melted. 

   Gradually add milk (any variety--even skim will thicken), a little at a time, continually whisking until smooth.

   Stir in grated Parmesan. Keep it on the heat until the cheese melts fully. This may take a while.

   Add pepper to taste. No additional salt should be needed.

   Remove from heat when the Parmesan is fully melted, and the sauce reaches your desired consistency.

   If your sauce cooks too long and is too thick, it can be thinned with more milk.

   Toss with hot pasta to serve.

Sauteéd Shrimp
3 Tbsp butter, seperated
1 - 2 tsp minced garlic
1 pound uncooked, peeled shrimp

   Melt Butter in a frying pan over medium heat. When melted, add garlic and sauté until soft, but not browned.

   Add shrimp and an additional tablespoon of butter.

   Stir often until shrimp are cooked through.

   Remove from heat and, using tongs, place the shrimp on top of prepared pasta.

Anyone's tummy growling other than mine?

You can find DEATH RUNS ADRIFT by Karen MacInerney at your local bookstore or online at Barnes and Noble in paperback and for Nook or Amazon in paperback and forKindle.

With her own wedding fast approaching and her mother-in-law dating an unexpected beau, the last thing Natalie Barnes needs is to find a young man shot dead in a dinghy. A note she finds with the body suggests the dearly departed had a secret rendezvous planned with somebody on the island. But when suspicion is cast on a fisherman Natalie believes to be innocent, she begins to wonder if themurder was the result of a lover’s quarrel . . . or a lobsterman’s disagreement gone horribly wrong.

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Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader

Keeping my theme going my... 
Book Beginnings this week is also from
DEATH RUNS ADRIFT by Karen MacInerney 

"Did you try that bouquet garni I tossed in for you the other day?"

I smiled at the young farmer, who was a recent--and very welcome--addition to Cranberry Island. "We made soup with it," I said, gathering my basket of fresh lettuce, brilliant orange carrots, and red and white French Breakfast radishes that glowed like jewels. "It was fabulous."

"I tossed in some shallots this week." Zeke Forester adjusted his ball cap above his bright blue eyes. "They should be terrific in salad."

"I'm so glad you decided to start a farm here," I said, looking past him at the verdant fields of lettuce and dark green plants he'd told me were potatoes. After years of making do with produce that had traveled farther than any vegetable should, it was a treat to make salads crisp, fresh greens and shortcake with locally grown strawberries. The guests at the Gray Whale Inn had been raving over the food, and I'd recently gotten a terrific write-up in the Portland paper, in part due to Zeke's gorgeous produce.

The Friday 56 is a meme hosted by Freda's Voice

Continuing with the DEATH RUNS ADRIFT theme
My Friday 56

"One of the lobstermen saw him rowing a dinghy back to shore the night it happened, and whoever he tried to run over said he 
saw the boat's name--it was the.........."
Lisa's Note: Sorry, didn't want to spoil anything by giving a name. ;-)

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. I'm not a fan of shrimp but I'd give you the shrimp and eat the alfredo. :) Happy Friday!

  2. I love pasta alfredo! The book looks tempting, too. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    I have the set of china shown in the sidebar: Royal Albert's Old Country Roses. I love it...and need to use it more!

  3. Thanks for sharing this post, Lisa.

  4. My 56 is from Death By Coffee by Alex Erickson (what a way to go)

    Maybe it was time I went for a jog in the mornings or perhaps stopped eating a tub of Rocky Road every time I got depressed about something. If working out wasn't such hard work, I very well might have started already.

  5. Yum. And the book looks good too. Happy weekend.

  6. Death Runs Adrift sounds like an interesting story. Thanks for mentioning it! :-)

  7. Great sounding recipe and book. This week I am featuring Her Dark Half by Paige Tyler. Happy reading!

  8. I am thinking about food and recipes right now because I have to make a casserole for a Homeless Meal tonight. I don't think shrimp are cheap enough around here to fulfill my needs, however. My Friday Quotes

  9. Sounds like a good read!c Happy long weekend!

  10. Not really a book for me, but I hope that you love it.

  11. I can't believe you did that to us! Cutting us off like that. So much cruelty. Haha. Have a happy weekend!

  12. Yummy! Love shrimp and I can almost taste this:) Fun cozy too. I always love the titles, covers and names for the characters in cozy mysteries:)

    My Friday 56 from Bones To Pick