Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tropical French Toast & Orzo with Bacon and Shrimp

Tropical French Toast

- Make coconut crusted French toast
- Top with sliced bananas (1/2 a small banana) and Pineapple syrup
(1/4 cup pineapple, and drizzle of maple syrup blended in food processor).

After this wonderful breakfast, I spent the day with my sister looking at wedding venues. She is planning to get married next summer - it is going to be so beautiful! We went to 13th Ave. Coffee House for lunch and I had the same bowl that I had on Friday. My sister tried tofu for the 1st time!! She ate it all with no complaints ... I think I have another convert!

For dinner I made orzo with bacon and shrimp. It was really good, but not as creamy as I was hoping for. Next time I will add some cream or milk.

Orzo with Bacon and Shrimp
(Adapted from Flavours magazine)

1 cup dried orzo pasta
4 slices thick cut bacon, chopped
Approx. 16 uncooked shrimp (peeled)
1 shallot, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup goat cheese
1 T parsley

Cook pasta. While pasta is cooking, cook bacon in a deep skillet. Once done, remove with slotted spoon, leaving the drippings in the pan. Add the shallot and garlic and cook 1 minute. Add the shrimp and cook until pink. Add orzo and cheese, parsley and bacon. Stir until warm and cheese is melty. Season with pepper.

Serves 2.

This evening I had a cookie, and then a small bag of chips at the movie Eclipse. (I snuck the chips into the theatre, and a water too). I like the movie, but it doesn't even come close the the book. If you haven't read the books, but you've seen the movies you are missing A LOT!

Do you sneak treats into the movie theatre?

I usually only sneak a water in, but tonight I wanted a little bag of chips. I usually buy popcorn, or frozen yogurt, or nothing at all.


Anonymous said...

I love your dishes! In fact I ll make your banana recipe tomorrow morning

Anonymous said...

i can't get enough of shrimp lately! Yes..I sneak snacks! Either homemade goods,lollipops, or I get truffles at the chocolate shop in the mall!

Simply Life said...

oh that french toast looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

I used to sneak treats in all the time! I've seen orzo a lot on blogs, and I have yet to try it. I need to get on the stick!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Yay for your sister liking tofu. People usually have such a bad misconception about it. I'll usually buy a Coke Zero while I'm a the theatre, but I'll take my own little snack.

Kat said...

I totally sneak food into the movies. When my bro was here, we went to the 99cent store and stocked up on goodies :)

Amber said...

I always want to sneak snacks into the movie but Eric hates it when I do that! Hahaha

Heather said...

I always sneak a little something into the theater, but then we splurge and buy a diet pop! :)

Kacy said...

I sneak treats in when I remember. I hardly ever buy treats just because they're so overpriced. Sometimes I can't resist the Hot Tamales though.

Heather Iacobacci-Miller said...

Interesting French toast idea. I haven't had French toast in agest. I do sneak in treats. I feel so bad doing so - but seriously - everything is so incredibly overpriced it's nuts.

Anonymous said...

I'm the worst about sneaking food in! Movie theater food is so expensive and it usually isn't what I want anyway. John and I bring in everything from chips and salsa (yes, really) to sandwiches

Christine@Grub, Sweat and Cheers said...

I read the header and was all french toast with orzo? That's odd. Ha! I'm such an eejit!

Your french toast looks wonderful, but that orzo dish? Outstanding.

I always bring water to movies...sometimes snacks too. I thought they would protest if I brought in Starbuck but they don't...which is nice.

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said...

I honestly thought from the blog post title that the recipe was going to be for one dish of french toast, orzo, bacon, and shrimp. haha!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

your last post w/ the chili lime butter and this trop french toast, you're making me hunggrrrryyyyyyyy!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

for some reason when i read your title i though the bacon and shrimp were going on top of the french toast. ha! as two seperate dishes, they both sound amazing :)

Allison @ Food For Healing said...

who doesn't sneak snacks into movies! Its so expensive to buy anything there, and they just have crap, you can at least bring your own healthy movie junk.

sophia said...

I used to sneak treats in all the time, but now I don't...because I am now so cheap that I don't even go out for movies.haha.

Your orzo sounds fantastic! creamy or not, I love the sound of bacon in there. :-)

Faith @ LovelyAsCharged said...

Mmm, how do I always forget about orzo? It's so delish!

I've always smuggled in treats :) My friends love going to movies with me because I always tote along a massive purse big enough to hide everyone's goodies - once four of us even managed to get in Coldstone ice cream cups!

eatmovelove said...

You ALWAYS have the best pics. And YES to movie theatre food - always always Nibs and Glossette Raisins or M&M's...sunchips...pretzels...cookies...meh, whatever...;)

Kelsey Ann said...

OHHH pineapple syrup ontop of french toast would be so yummy!! i never thought of using flavored syrups before! great idea <3