White Chocolate-Cream Cheese Mousse with Raspberries
I needed a relatively easy-one-pot-main-dish Sunday dinner tonight. You see, I am in a huge undertaking of transforming my garage and cooking for my son's high school graduation BBQ party that is being held next Sunday! And by cooking, I am talking about 45 pounds of Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork, several quarts of Western Carolina Sauce and Mustard Sauce, a massive amount of Stove-Top Baked Beans, and a bucket load of Classic Creamy Coleslaw for the main event. Then there are the appetizers-- veggies and Ranch Dressing, Pimento Cheese, Sweet Onion Cheddar Spread. And I can't leave out the sweet ending of 6 dozen of my super-duper awesome cupcakes (that's a whole 'nother story that some of you may or may not know about)! I won't mention the yard work, house cleaning, decorating and Memorial Day soccer tournament. I just collapsed on my laptop thinking about it. So yeah, back to the easy Sunday dinner.
Shrimp cocktail-- cooked tail-on shrimp and jazzed up ketchup. Easy peasy, right? Well, it can be if you buy the shrimp already cooked, but I like to take it one step further and cook the shrimp in a court bouillon (a.k.a fancy word for flavored water). Taking that little extra step really adds a depth of flavor to the shrimp and the bonus is that it can be done the night before. The sauce can also be made a week in advance. That's perfect for me tonight!
Apparently there is a BBQ theme going on this time of year or me😂!