I actually wanted to call this post Olive Garden in a pot, but didn’t think that was real professional… so there you have it. “Olive Garden Inspired” it is. Olive Garden is one of my favorite restaurants. I have a thing for pasta smothered in creamy sauces… have you seen my hips? Yeah, me neither. But I definitely don’t have the budget to frequently eat out. So, it comes down to making it at home.
Mr Napping bought a whole bunch of meat last summer and included in it was some precooked jumbo shrimp. Like the kind you eat cold and dip in marinara sauce. Okay, the kind that other people eat cold and dip in marinara sauce. I don’t cold shrimp or marinara sauce, it makes me shudder. Anyway, obviously, I had to come up with some other way to use this shrimp. And, if I may, I totally scored with this dish. It was amazing… we fought over the leftovers.