Shrimp Saganaki + Weekly Menu


When we were home for Thanksgiving, my father-in-law made it clear that he was anxious for Christmas…and buckeyes.

While I can’t say I loved our years spent as Ohio residents, I grew very fond of the beloved peanut butter balls. The buckeye state has one thing going on, that’s for sure. Problem is, buckeyes are very time-consuming to make. Between Mr. Prevention and my father-in-law a double or triple batch is required. I started putting the bug in Mr. P’s ear that I wanted some help this year and yesterday, I got that help.


It took an entire afternoon, after a trip to GFS for supplies. This extreme of buckeye making requires masses of peanut butter, powdered sugar, butter, and chocolate. We made nearly 200 buckeyes and by the end…neither of us were interested in sampling the treats. I snapped a photo and sent it to my father-in-law. :)

To get his help yesterday we bargained….compromised, if you will. He helped with buckeye making and I agreed to fondue for dinner.


I was a bit surprised that he was so adamant on fondue since this recipe, which we enjoyed last week, was filled with cheesy goodness. Despite there being no photo in Bon Appetit for the recipe, the title caught my eye immediately. I wasn’t scared off by the ingredient list and the preparation was easy breezy.

I made a few substitutions and served this up. We both loved it and it is lighter than fondue…and traditional saganaki. The tomatoes and wine add so much flavor. This one-pot meal is a bit of a splurge that you will definitely want to make again…and again…and again.


Weekly Menu: December 9th – 13th

 Studying & hockey today. The weekends go so fast!! :(

Be well,


  1. Is that Whole Foods seeduction bread? Love that stuff!

  2. It’s funny, I don’t think I’ve had a buckeye since we moved from Pennsylvania 17 years ago!

  3. I CANNOT WAIT to fix this for my hubby – he’s going to flip with excitement!!! :-)

  4. This looks soo good. I’m not familiar with saganaki nor with pairing feta with shrimp, but I’d love to try it!

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