I started off by seasoning two chicken breasts and 41-50 large shrimp with the seasoning below. They're about $3.50 a piece. A little goes a long way.
Raw shrimp unseasoned
I always keep this in the freezer. It changes everything! :-)
Seasoned shrimp. I also added a little dill weed.
For the sauce
Using the same pan that you cooked the sausage in sautee the shrimp with some olive oil and butter.
In the same pan add the shallots, cooking wine (to taste), minced garlic and butter. Cook to carmelize shallots. When done, add mushrooms. Swish around pan.
Add cherry tomatoes. Swish.
Dump Pesto. Swish.
Add a nice bit of heavy whipping cream. About a tablespoon or so. Swish. Let it cook a few minutes, turn on low.
Add your sauce and sausage to pasta. Mix together.
Plate for a small.
Plate for a tall.
It's not the prettiest presentation but not too bad for someone that was holding a 30lb toddler. Yum!