Friday, January 8, 2010

Date and Craft Night

The other night grandma decided that she wanted H for a while before she had to go to bed, so we bundled her up and sent her over while the hubs and I decided to have a " date night" at home. We had the movie "Faith Like Potatoes" and I whipped up our special treat, Red Lobster's Crab Fondue. Its just a copy cat recipe, but it tastes just like it. We usually have a sourdough bowl with it, but they were out at the store and we made do with the healthier version with whole wheat buns.
Red Lobster Fondue
1 c. Velveeta cheese, cubed
1 c. Swiss Cheese, grated
1 can of Campbell's Cream of Shrimp soup
1 c. milk
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp/ paprika
1 broiled lobster tail
1 1/2 c. of shrimp, cooked and diced
Crab meat
Sourdough bowl
Combine everything but the lobster, shrimp, and bread in a medium saucepan and heat over low heat until melted, stirring occasionally. When melted, add in lobster, shrimp, and crab. Hollow out sourdough bowl and cook bowl and cut up pieces in broiler until golden brown. Fill bowl with cheese sauce.
*We only make half of the recipe because this make quite a lot.
*We use American cheese instead of Swiss, and leave out the lobster.
Unfortunately, the movie wasn't as great as all the reviews made it out to be, so we to turned it off and A put in his favorite Clint Eastwood movie, while I decided that I wanted to do a little purse sewing. Here is the latest creation. Its called the Phoebe Bag, and I know the fabric looks a a piece of linoleum from the '70's but I love it so much! There was only a few pause and think moments to figure the corners out, but overall fun, simple and the first purse that I've made that is a decent size to hold all the stuff you normally keep in your purse.


Matt & Grace said...

Love the purse! I think it's so crazy that we picked the same fabric, just different colors. :D

Melanie Schu said...

I love the purse Jaimi! I think the colors and design are wonderful.

Gumbo Lily said...

The fondue looks really good and the purse IS cute as can be!