Home Alone – Shrimp Scampi w/ Tomatoes & Artichoke Hearts

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My husband returned home from his business trip a few days ago, bringing with him dazzling stories of hob-nobbing with rock stars, tacky airport souveniers, and, most importantly, my digital camera.

He also lost his keys in a strange city, forcing him to awaken me to open the door for him upon his return. At 4 o’clock in the morning. Lucky for him, he’s really really good lookin’.

While he was gone, I enjoyed two decidedly husband un-friendly meals (only two, because one was so outrageously good, I made it three times.) This, the first, was inspired by last week’s “classic recipes” episode of Top Chef – an episode that made me realize two important things. One: I have never seen Rocco DiSpirito actually cook anything, and two: I have never cooked Shrimp Scampi.

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Smoky Roasty Chick Peas, Sans Husband

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My husband is on a business trip this week, which means that for the next 5 days, its all about me me me! Gilmore Girls marathons! George Michael’s Greatest Hits at full blast! Stickers and ponies and My Space dot com! I can’t wait!

Actually, he doesn’t leave until tomorrow, and I miss him already.

But I can still eat pretty good while he’s gone. First on the agenda, a little batch of crunchy, salty goodness to munch on while I determine exactly how many different dishes would taste better with sliced avocado on top. So far, I am up to 37.

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