Friday, July 30, 2010

The World Needs to Know About Spaghetti Pie

I was guilting myself over posting this because the picture of spaghetti pie simply does not do it justice.  The husband did not get home until after dark this evening, which made my pictures less then stellar, but today, I'm setting that aside, because the world needs to know about Spaghetti Pie.  This is more important than any of my own insecurities.  So here it is: 

2 large carrots (peeled and diced)
1/2 pound spaghetti
1 15 oz jar spaghetti sauce
1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
1 egg
1 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
8 to 10 mini meatballs (optional)
1 teaspoon oregano
salt & pepper

The Rules:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Boil spaghetti for approximately 6 minutes, then add in carrots.  Continue boiling until Spaghetti is al dente.  Drain and transfer spaghetti and carrots into a large bowl.  Stir in tomato sauce, 3/4 cup of  mozzarella and ricotta cheese.  Stir well so that spaghetti begins to cool before adding the egg. Then add egg, meatballs, oregano and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and pour into a 9 inch pie dish. Sprinkle top with remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and bubbly and pie is set. Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing. Serves 4 to 6.

Here is what you get:

We thought it was a really nice change of pace to the usual 'spaghetti and red sauce' that we do so often around here.  I think you should try it this week!

P.S.  In the interest of full disclosure, I did not think up this recipe all by myself.  The original can be found at another blog called Cooking With My Kid

Monday, July 19, 2010

Exciting News #2

Wow, my last post announcing an exciting announcement fueled much speculation among those who read my blog.  My inbox runneth over.

I suppose exciting news would be a more appropriate term than exciting announcement.  You already know we are having a baby, what else is there?

Well, another recent development is that I got my degree!!  Yes, I already had a degree, but this time I got my Bachelor's in Business Management!  I am so thrilled that after all these years in school I have at long last completed my bachelor's degree!!

(Name intentionally blacked out so the looneys on the internet can't track me down)

I got my degree the same week that we found out that we are having a baby.  As excited as I was, the whole baby thing made me forget pretty quickly.  I managed to tell my dad and my grandma, but not too many people beyond that.  The whole thing passed without much fanfare because I attended an online school and the graduation ceremony is being held in Salt Lake City, which I decided to skip. 

I ended up going to Western Governor's University which I discovered after my friend Amanda read about it in Time magazine.  The article was called "The Best Online School You've Probably Never Heard Of."  I would say that is accurate on all counts.  One of these days (here I go with the procrastination and excuses again) I will get around to writing about my WGU experience.  Something that, in retrospect, I probably should have done while I was still taking classes, not now when baby brain is causing me to forget minor details.

So long story short, that's my news!  Aren't you proud of me?  ;)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Chiropractic Love(rs) and Other Matters

So, I feel like I could go about another 300 years without having the energy to write a blog post...  But here I am, writing for you.  Partly out of guilt, and partly out of fear that my followers would soon rise up in revolt and storm the castle.  It's a pretty well-founded fear.  In any case, here we are. 

About a million years ago (okay, May) around the time of my last blog post, we went to Washington!  While we were there, we got to visit these cool people:

We checked out Spokane which was really, really pretty, though kind of rainy.  I'm not sure what else I expected from the great state of Washington.

While we were there (praise the Lord!) Brett was able to get adjusted!  Here's the story:  Brett's absolute favorite person in the entire world to be adjusted by is Keven, and vice versa.  This makes the many states (and occasionally, time zones) that separate them quite problematic.  Ever since graduation day Keven's wife and I have had the joy of listening to our husbands complain about not getting proper adjustments.  So here you have it, reunited at long last:

Brett may or may not ever admit this, but "going to Washington to visit friends" could probably be translated as "going to Washington to get adjusted with the added benefit of seeing friends."  The world may never know.

Hmmmm....what else?

We helped ourselves to a ride on their kid's teeter-totter, which I am certain I have not done since elementary school.

Beyond that, June was a rather uneventful month.  Just to give you an idea:  I usually take at least 500 pictures a month, sometimes over 1,000.  In June, I took 16.  I have a couple more things to tell you about, including another exciting announcement, but these things involve me dusting off my camera (and getting off my butt) which I promise to do at some point this weekend...  Just not right now.  So, I will make you sit on the edge of your seat until then.  :) 
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