Monday, February 7, 2011

McBaby's Room! And a yummy recipe...

And of McBaby's wonderful room. Looking at it now, I'm a little surprised at the direction I took. My decor style tends to be neutral colors on the walls with bright colored accents...and lots of black and white. I absolutely love how this room has turned out though. Hopefully the bright colors provide lots of fun visual stimulation for our little baby's developing brain. I am waiting until baby arrives to add things to the walls. McBaby needs a few gender specific items in the room:) And the tour begins...

Fun curtains...the first addition to the room.

The bed, obviously:) Mom made the super fun bumper pads! I love the shelves. Thanks Ikea!

Changing table station. The dresser came from a Pottery Barn outlet and the mirror came from Marshall's.

Relaxation station. The chair is getting a dark brown slipcover. The lamp and side table...thanks again Ikea!

Our baby is full term now! Although I'm sure we still have to wait a while longer before he or she makes the big entrance into the world...Had quite the contraction early this morning. Just one contraction. One lonely contraction. One contraction really doesn't get you anywhere. Here's hoping for more where that came from!

And now for the yummy recipe...Shrimp Potato Soup! This recipe came from a college friend of mine. I added some extra veggies in hopes of lessening the effects of the Rotel on my reflux. Here it is!

1 lb shrimp (or crawfish or crab or whatever floats your boat...or floats near your boat)
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup green onions
fresh garlic to taste
1 bell pepper
1 onion
3-4 stalks of celery
2 oz cream cheese
1 tsp shrimp boil
2 cans cream of potato
1 can cream of mushroom
 1 can rotel
1 can corn
1 pint whipping cream...or fat free half and half if you are attempting to be healthy-ish

Melt butter in a large skillet. Chop veggies and saute with garlic in butter. Add shrimp and cream cheese. I chopped my shrimp first. Cook until shrimp are done and cream cheese has melted. Stir in shrimp boil. Add to a crock pot with the rest of the ingredients. Cook on low 4-6 hours. You can also simmer in a large pot on the stove until warm. This recipe was super easy to make and tasted amazing!

Stay tuned....maybe there will be more contractions in our future. Maybe...

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