We’ll soon be saying goodbye to a family who lives on our street as they pack their bags and head elsewhere to face new opportunities.
This is bad for two reasons. One, they’re good neighbors. More importantly, they occasionally feed me.
As sad as I am to see them go, I’m thankful that I at least got one recipe out of them before parting ways. They once served this to-die-for shrimp appetizer at a neighborhood gathering and now it will provide even sweeter memories each time I make it.
Like me, Carla doesn’t follow precise recipes, but her dish goes something like this …
- Get a bunch of shrimp and set aside. Preheat your oven while chopping up some fresh spinach into some feta cheese.
- Lay a piece of shrimp on a slice of uncooked bacon with a pinch of the feta-spinach mixture and wrap the shrimp in the bacon.
- Bake on a cookie sheet with sides just long enough for the bacon to crisp up. Enjoy.
Don’t worry about exact measurements, precise oven temperatures and the like. This “recipe” is pretty forgiving — and delicious.